Guiding the GUIDE Model Toward Stronger Caregiver Supports

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AUTHOR – ATI Advisory

ATI Advisory in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) sought to explore the evidence and needs of dementia caregivers that might inform a Medicare model test related to dementia care. On July 31, 2023, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model that includes explicit support for caregivers and is set to launch in July 2024.

In this whitepaper, we offer key considerations through the caregiver lens to inform the GUIDE Model’s design and evaluation. Based on our research and interviews with subject matter experts, the whitepaper analyzes the challenge of serving dementia caregivers within the current Medicare structure and identifies components of effective caregiver supports included in existing dementia care models and proposed in the GUIDE Model.

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