Recommendation No. 2
Expand caregiver support programs and home and community-based services run by the AAAs (such as
EISEP, CSE, SNAP, and HIICAP), which help keep caregivers from being overburdened, sustain their ability to provide care longer, and delay or prevent their loved ones from entering into a nursing home.
Rationale: 80% of longterm care is provided by over 2.2 million informal caregivers, saving tax payers an estimated $25 billion annually.