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Home care for the elderly on the rise

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - Another sign of the times. Many Americans are taking care of sick or elderly loved ones.  A new study finds four in ten of U.S. adults are in that caretaker role.  Pew Research Center associate director Susannah Fox says "more healthcare is happening at home."  Fox also says the struggling U.S. economy could explain why family members are taking on more responsibility for care.  Researchers found that the number of caregivers rose ten percent between 2010 and 2013.

(courtesy MetroSource News)