The Caring Families: Paying Family Caregivers Topic Brief

Family caregiving has been evolving as the foundation of Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) in the U.S. for many years, stabilizing supports and providing essential care to family members. In response to this evolution, NASDDDS fielded a survey among its members in the spring of 2023. This survey sought to gain information on the practices active among states for paying relatives to deliver supports and services through home and community-based services (HCBS) programs, and which of those practices the states expect to continue beyond the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The Caring Families: Paying Family Caregivers topic brief highlights results of the survey and provides information on current practices in I/DD supports across the country.