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Health services and the Mexican-American elderly

Health services and the Mexican-American elderly

a monograph from the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.

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Published in [Los Angeles, Ethel Percy Andrus Gertontology Center, University of Southern California .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aged.,
  • Community Health Services.,
  • Ethnic Groups.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by Richard H. Davis.
    ContributionsDavis, Richard H., ed.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 50 p.
    Number of Pages50
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14733863M

    Mexican Americans and Health and Chicano Popular Culture are the first volumes in the series The Mexican American Experience, a cluster of modular texts designed to provide greater flexibility in undergraduate education. Each book deals with a single topic concerning the Mexican American . Becca R. Levy is with the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division and the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health. “Health Advantages of Ethnic Density for African American and Mexican American Elderly Individuals”, American Journal of Public Health , no. 12 (December 1, ): pp.

    The utilization of health care services by the Mexican American elderly is low compared to the severity of their health problems. This thesis examines the sociocultural factors which affect the interaction of the Mexican American elderly and mainstream health professionals. Included is a brief history detailing discriminatory practices, a description of traditional Mexican cultural practices. Based upon intensive in-depth interviews of sixty Mexican American elderly in Dallas, Texas, the research revealed numerous barriers to their utilization of health and social services and demonstrates why one must consider carefully how health and social service organizations affect the lives of elderly Mexican Americans.

    The Elderly Affairs Division (EAD), a division of the Department of Community Services of the city and county of Honolulu, is your local Area Agency on Aging Its purpose is to plan, support and advocate for programs to promote the well-being of Oahu's older adults and caregivers and to address and respond to the priority needs of all seniors. Although family caregiving among non-Hispanic Whites (NHW) has been studied extensively, relatively little is known about the caregiving experience in Mexican American (MA) families. This article compares MA caregivers to NHW caregivers and describes differences in the caregiving structure and caregiving experience.


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Caregiving and Mexican American Families. The literature has shown with some certainty that the health of Mexican Americans is favorable especially with respect to mortality, with official life tables estimating a year life expectancy advantage of the Hispanic population compared to the non-Hispanic White population (Arias, ), supporting predictions of the Hispanic Paradox literature Cited by: Health services and the Mexican-American elderly.

[Los Angeles, Printed by the University of Southern California Press, ] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Davis; Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Health and Health Care of Hispanic/Latino American Older Adults utilization of services, including long term care After completion of this module, learners will be able to perform the following in relation to • The Mexican American population tends to primarily reside in the Southwestern states of File Size: 2MB.

Older Mexican American adults experiencing pain are at risk of developing frailty NIH-funded study calls for policy to manage pain-related frailty unique to older Mexican Americans.

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found that older Mexican Americans who suffer from pain were times likelier to become frail. Health of Elderly Mexican American Adults and Family Caregiver Distress Article (PDF Available) in Research on Aging 37(3) April with 67 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Other research has pointed out the needs of Hispanic elderly for health and social services, has emphasized the importance of linguistic and cultural barriers to adequate service provision, and has discussed the need for culturally sensitive health care and social services (e.g., Ginzberg, ; Ramirez de Arellano, ; Wolinsky et al., ).

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A recent study by the National Institute of Health and Aging in Mexico (Enasen) found that 70% of older adults do not receive the medical services they need in either public or private institutions.

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1 It is estimated that 17 percent of older adults misuse and abuse. The Mexican healthcare program, as we know it today, has its base on the creation of several health codes that ran during the first part of the 20th century.

Inthe Mexican Secretariat of Health and Assistance was established to merge the Department of Public Sanitation and the Secretariat of Public Assistance. In that same year, the Mexican Social Security Institute and the Mexican. The utilization of health care services by the Mexican American elderly is low compared to the severity of their health problems.

This thesis examines the sociocultural factors which affect the interaction of the Mexican American elderly and mainstream health professionals. Included is. Despite the fact that life expectancy at birth in Mexico has improved from forty-two years in to seventy-three inmajor inequalities persist in health and access to health.

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Culture. Family-centered. These values characterize the growing Hispanic aging population in the U.S. Hispanic seniors represent 7% of the U.S.

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Services are provided by an attendant.Using newly available data on family caregivers from a large epidemiological study of elderly Mexican-origin adults (Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly [HEPESE], /), we identify which types of impairment (functional, psychological, and cognitive) in the elderly individual are associated with family caregiver depressive symptoms.