Residence differences in formal and informal long-term care

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This study, using a large, nationally representative sample of noninstitutionalized disabled older persons, found that urban residents were much more likely than rural residents to receive formal assistance in every ADL and IADL considered. Rural residents were more likely to receive informal assistance and to receive two-thirds more person days of informal assistance per week. No residence differences in unmet need for care were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Disability
  • Rural elderly
  • Urban elderly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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