Meet Elizabeth, an 80-year-old widow with multiple chronic health conditions for years. Previously, she relied solely on her daughter Angela for unpaid assistance with personal care and household tasks. Angela lives close by and cares for Elizabeth before or after going to her job at a local supermarket and on her days off. Unfortunately, Elizabeth’s needs for assistance became … [Read more...] about Self-directed Care: the Benefits of Cash and Counseling
Pamela Doty, Ph.D, is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Behavioral Health, Aging, and Disability Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.