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Table 1 Characteristics of caregivers and impaired elderly individuals

From: Experiences of “endless” caregiving of impaired elderly at home by family caregivers: a qualitative study

Relationship to the care recipient   
 Spouse 9  
 Child 14  
Mean age of the caregivers 64.9 (range 48–84)
Mean age of the care recipients 82.1 (range 66–95)
The level of their care needs   
 Need support level 1 (25 ≤ CRT < 32) 1  
 Level 2 (32 ≤ CRT < 50) 0  
 Need Care Level 1 (32 ≤ CRT < 50) 2  
 Level 2 (50 ≤ CRT < 70) 2  
 Level 3 (70 ≤ CRT < 90) 6  
 Level 4 (90 ≤ CRT < 110) 8  
 Level 5 (CRT ≥ 110) 6  
  1. The care certification level is judged seven classes by the Sum of Care Required Time (CRT) for five areas (direct life assistance, indirect life assistance, BPSD-related acts, functional training-related action, medical-related action)