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AARP Multicultural Survey July 2001

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Sources of Help

We also wanted to know whom cohort members, regardless of their caregiving demands, turn to for assistance. The answers summarized in figure 11 indicate that the most popular sources are spiritual, followed by individuals—especially siblings—offering personal help. Various professionals and institutions established to provide assistance are the least frequently cited.

Figure 11: Sources of Help

Faith or prayer

62%

Your brothers and sisters

47%

Other relatives

30%

Your adult children

30%

Doctors

43%

Your church, synagogue, temple, or other religious organization

42%

Friends, neighbors, and co-workers

30%

Your parents

26%

Government agencies where you live

15%

Social worker

13%

National organizations that represent older and retired people

15%

Organizations in your community that are there to assist people

Attorneys and accountants

21%

16%

Employer

8%

0%

20%

40%

60%

80%

100%

Q84–97. Has each of the following helped you in taking care of older family members?

Prepared for AARP by Belden Russonello & Stewart and Research/Strategy/Management Page 63

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