Caring for a parent who lives far away: The consequences - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X201000111072


As our population ages, more and more people are required to provide care or assistance to an elderly parent. In 2007, about one in five caregivers lived more than one hour away from the parent they were assisting. This study provides a profile of caregivers according to whether they lived at varying distances from the parent to whom they were providing care. Information is provided about the socio-economic characteristics of caregivers, the types and frequency of care provided, the use of additional sources of assistance, etc. The primary focus is on the financial, social and work consequences associated with assisting a parent who lives far from a caregiver's place of residence.

Issue Number: 2010001
Author(s): Turcotte, Martin; Vézina, Mireille

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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