AARP Multicultural Survey July 2001
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
Your brothers and sisters
Your adult children
Your church, synagogue, temple, or other religious organization
Friends, neighbors, and co-workers
Government agencies where you live
National organizations that represent older and retired people
Organizations in your community that are there to assist people
Attorneys and accountants
Q84–97. Has each of the following helped you in taking care of older family members?
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