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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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