Silver Book Fact

Unpaid care from family caregivers

Each week, family caregivers provide an average of 20.4 hours of unpaid care.

National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving; 2009. http://www.caregiving.org/data/Caregiving_in_the_US_2009_full_report.pdf. Accessed June 19, 2015

Reference

Title
Caregiving in the U.S
Publisher
National Alliance for Caregiving
Publication Date
2009
Authors
National Alliance for Caregiving
URL
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