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A larger proportion of older community residents who received personal assistance were relying entirely on their informal caregivers in 1991 than in 1994 (2/3 compared to 57% in 1994) as a result of the decline in formal care.

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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