Table 5
Tasks performed by caregivers differ depending on the type of housing of the primary care receiver

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  Primary care receivers aged 65 and over1
Type of housing
Private Household † Care facility
percentage
Tasks
Personal care 27 34*
Tasks outside the house 49 16*
Tasks inside the house 51 28*
Transportation 81 82
Medical care 22 15*
Care management 36 45*
† Reference group.
* Statistically significant housing difference (when comparing 99% confidence intervals).
1. A primary care receiver is a person 65 years of age or older to whom the caregiver dedicated the most time and resources during the past 12 months because of a long-term health problem or physical limitation.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2007.