Identifying family caregivers as preventive medicine: An essential component of comprehensive primary care

Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Allison J Applebaum


Caregiving can have significant effects on caregivers' health. Primary care is an ideal place to identify caregivers through screening for caregiving status as part of patient history. This practice is a form of preventive medicine because it allows for the triaging of caregivers to appropriate supports and services.

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