Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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3/30/23  11:07 pm
Commenter: Lisa Cusano

Please keep parent as caregiver option

Being a parent of a child with special needs is incredibly challenging. Not only can care be challenging finding proper caregivers can be challenging as well. You are reliant on someone who may or may not be able to help you when you need it most. Allowing for a parent caregiver opens up the ability for a parent to give the attention they already need to the child. Did you know that parents of special needs children have a higher rate of divorce and stress related health issues. they also have a higher risk of job struggles from needing to miss work. Please keep this option. It means the a little less stress.

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