Primarily, family and loved ones are the main long term care providers. In fact, 86% of informal or unpaid caregivers are relatives. 36% administer long term care services for one of their parents while 14% are said to be taking care of a child with disability.
If you require long term care, your first instinct would be to turn to your loved ones. Normally, you would expect them to give you care and most likely, they will. However, relying solely on your family for care may have adverse effects, especially on their income. Caregiving can get in the way of their jobs or career and this can result to financial problems. Read the full article here: http://www.ltcoptions.com/learn-the-basics/who-provides-long-term-care/.