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Table 2 Percentage of caregivers and hours of home care given by payer

From: Who pays for home care? A study of nationally representative data on disabled older Americans

Funding source Percentage of caregivers Hours of care given
Number Percent
All funding sources 100 16.2 100
 Publicly funded programs 28 3.9 24
 Personal sources 63 10.1 62
 Both public and personal sources 9 2.2 13
Publicly funded programs only 100 12.1 100
 Medicare 60 5.4 45
 Medicaid 22 2.9 24
 Both 18 3.9 32
Personal sources only 100 17.7 100
 Out-of-pocket payment 87 13.2 75
 Private insurance 4 1.3 7
 Family member 2 1.0 6
  >1 personal source 8 2.1 12
Both public and personal sources 100 21.4 100
  1. NLTCS, 1989–2004 (N = 3436 caregivers)