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Long-Term Care: Private Sector Elder Care Could Yield Multiple Benefits

HEHS-94-60 Published: Jan 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector employees who provide elder care assistance, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the private sector assists its employees who care for the elderly; (2) whether the private sector is planning to change its elderly assistance practices; and (3) whether the private sector expects to increase its assistance to further support informal caregivers.

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