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Families and informal networks play a critical—and often stressful—role in long-term care

Weinberg Foundation Families and informal networks play a critical—and often stressful—role in long-term care, says a new analysis by the Weinberg Foundation’s Family and Informal Caregivers Initiative.  Family and informal caregivers provide as much as 80 percent of all long-term care for the chronically ill and disabled. Roughly 33 percent of all caregivers provided care for at least five years, often with commensurate emotional and financial stresses.  Seventy-four percent of family and informal caregivers are women and nearly 40 percent are daughters of the recipient.
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04/23/2013