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Eldercare: What we know today

Creator: Statistics Canada

Geography: North America, Canada

Categories: Elderly/Aging Health

Tags: caregiver burden, mental health, seniors

Date: 2008



PDF, 10 pages.

“Using data from the 2007 General Social Survey on Family, Social Support and Retirement, this article looks at Canadians aged 45 and over who provide care to seniors. While it is possible to provide care for a host of reasons and to a multitude of people, this article focuses on care to seniors because of their long-term health problems. Special emphasis is placed on information from Statistics Canada that is available for the first time, such as: whether care was provided to seniors having a physical or mental problem; whether the senior lived in a private household or care facility; and on the support from others that allowed the caregiver to provide care.”

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