A Profile of Older Americans: 2004
About 11% (3.7 million) of older Medicare enrollees received personal
care from a paid or unpaid source in 1999. Almost all community resident
older persons with chronic disabilities receive either informal care
(from family or friends) or formal care (from service provider agencies).
Over 90% of all these older persons with chronic disabilities received
informal care and/or formal care; and about two thirds received only
informal care. About 9 % of this chronically disabled group received
only formal services.
(Source: National Long Term Care Survey)
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