Caregivers of frail elders: Updating a national profile (2006)
This article uses data from the 1989 and 1999 National Long-Term Care Survey and Informal Caregiver Survey to develop nationally representative profiles of disabled older adults and their primary informal caregivers at two points in time. The study revealed that the proportion of chronically disabled older adults who were receiving informal care declined between 1989 and 1999, the proportion receiving no care assistance increased, and a striking increase was found in the proportion of primary caregivers working without help from a secondary caregiver. Demographics of the primary caregivers are provided.
Citation Wolff, J.L., & Kasper, J.D. (2006). Caregivers of frail elders: Updating a national profile. The Gerontologist, 46(3), 344-356.