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Describe the current role of the federal and state governments in LTC

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In order to resolve the problem of relieving family caregivers from the constant burden and demands of 24/7 caregiving to family members who are severely disabled and suffering from chronic disabilities, many countries have provided respite care to them. Time off from these demands is said to be therapeutic to the caregiver and receiver. Formal respite services include temporary inpatient placement in adult homes or hospitals; in-home respite care by paid caregivers and adult day care. Some of the countries providing these services include Australia, Germany , the United Kingdom and the United States. Germay provides a social insurance program for long-term care. Under it informal caregivers are entitled to up to four weeks of respite care. In 2000 the National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted in the U.S. and respite care is an important part of it. Many states provide respite care for various illnesses especially for Alzheimer's Disease. The United Kingdom Carers and Disabled Children enacted in 2000 also focuses on respite care as a way ...

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The following solution offers a discussion of the current role of federal and state governements in Long Term Care.