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AARP Multicultural Survey July 2001

3. Professionals and Institutions

Of the six types of professionals and institutions available to help, physicians are most frequently mentioned. Forty-three percent of the sandwich generation say that doctors have been helpful, while 16 percent have found attorneys and accountants useful, and 13 percent have relied on social workers.

More than one-fifth (21%) have used organizations in the community, and 15 percent have turned to governmental agencies and “national organizations representing older and retired people.” Table 34, which presents the distribution of responses by several characteristics, suggests that language barriers may prevent some, particularly Hispanics, from seeking or receiving help from national organizations for older people.

Prepared for AARP by Belden Russonello & Stewart and Research/Strategy/Management Page 66

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