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Among older persons in the community with disability who did receive personal assistance, the proportion receiving any informal care (informal care or informal/formal combination of care) fell somewhat, from 94.9% in 1984 to 93.2% in 1994. The use of formal care, however, rose from 31.1% in 1984 to 42.9% in 1994.

Spillman B, Black K. Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving. Washington, DC: AARP; 2005. http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/2005_17_caregiving.pdf

Reference

Title
Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving
Publication
AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Spillman B, Black K
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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