Depending on Family for Basic Care

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Cristina Hernandez sits near her dad, Francisco Rios, 91, in her Pomona home. Hernandez has been his primary caregiver for 15 years.  (Sean Havey for California Dream)

In California today, a quarter of households care for an elderly family member. That number is expected to rise.

Seniors will make up one-in-five Californians by 2030, and experts say there won’t be enough caregivers to help. As part of our series, Graying California, CALmatters Elizabeth Aguilera met a senior being cared for by his daughter.

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