Family caregivers provide between 80 and 90 percent of the medically related care, personal care, household maintenance, transportation and shopping needed by older persons. Thus, far from abrogating their responsibility, family caregivers provide care for dependent family members, often at a great emotional and financial cost
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Aging, "Exploding the Myths: Caregiving in America" (1988). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 75.