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Informal Caregivers

Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Through some programs, family or friends who provide care on an informal basis may be paid to fulfill their caregiver role.

Taxonomy Code: YD-330

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