Eldercare: What we know today - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X200800210689


Using data from the 2007 General Social Survey, this article investigates new national level data on caregiving. It is well established that family and friends provide care to ailing seniors. Focusing on caregivers aged 45 and over, the article examines whether family and friend care differs by the type of health problem the senior has (be it physical or mental), or whether the care was provided to a senior living in a private household or care facility. We also look at who provides care to seniors, which tasks are provided and how often, how caregivers cope, and where they turn in order to seek support. Included is a profile of the seniors 65 years and over with a long-term health problem who were receiving care from these caregivers.

Issue Number: 2008002
Author(s): Cranswick, Kelly; Dosman, Donna

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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