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Table 5 Cost of caregiving for the elderly

From: Economic burden of family caregiving for elderly population in southern Ghana: the case of a peri-urban district

Cost category Frequency (n) Total Amount (US$) Average Amount (US$) Cost Profile (%)
DIRECT COST
 Medical
  Medical care 78 2068.27 26.51 14.2
 Non- medical
  Household supplies 97 6021.63 62.07 41.3
  Residential care 83 743.03 8.92 5.1
  Transport 44 527.4 11.2 3.6
  Financial transfer 40 280.05 7 1.9
Total direct cost   9640.38 115.72 66.2
INDIRECT COST
 Valued time spent on personal care 73 2722.04 28.06 18.7
 Valued time spent on household activities 64 1563.85 24.43 10.7
 Valued time spent on travel/transportation 24 190.46 7.94 1.3
 Valued time spent with care recipient 45 451.31 10.03 3.1
Total indirect cost   4927.65 70.46 33.8
TOTAL   14,568.03 186.18 100