A family is defined for operational purposes as “a group of two people or more related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.” See also a similar concept: household
See child allowance.
Family involvement in case management varies greatly across client populations and practice settings. The term family is defined by each individual and may refer to family of origin, spouses or domestic partners, children, extended family, friends, community elders, or other individuals who support the client participating in case management services. Similar to individual case management clients, family members may cross the life span from childhood to advanced age. Families may support each other emotionally, financially, medically, physically, practically, socially, and spiritually. They may also provide assistance with decision making related to health care, support services, financial or legal matters, and life span planning. Such support, which individuals and families may or may not identify as caregiving, may be provided on an intermittent, part-time, or full-time basis and at close proximity or at a distance from the client participating in case management services. Furthermore, some family members may receive remuneration for caregiving services through consumer-directed programs. The family system includes both the client and the family. For the purposes of these standards, however, the family system does not include individuals whose primary relationship with the client is based on a financial or professional agreement. Nonetheless, such individuals (including, but not limited to, health care professionals, home care workers, attorneys, fiduciary agents, guardians, other service providers, and case managers themselves) constitute an important part of the client system.
A system for proving (or “authenticating”) an individual’s unique identity. It uses a minimal set of attributes, such as biographic and biometric data, to exclusively describe an individual and, on that basis, to provide government-recognized identity credentials. It is “foundational” relative to various functional systems and databases (e.g., education, health) on which it relies, but it is a parallel and complementary component (along with, for instance, the civil registration system) of the larger ecosystem.
Occurs when a claimant deliberately makes a false statement or conceals or distorts relevant information regarding program eligibility or level of benefits.