Long-Term Care and Ethnicity

Long-Term Care and Ethnicity

by Namkee G. Choi, Abraham Monk, Ada Mui
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865692327

ISBN-13: 9780865692329

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Despite the rapid aging of the population and the tremendous growth in ethnic and racial diversity among the elderly in our society, empirical studies on long-term care needs and service use of minority elders have been lacking. Based on two national datasets, this is the first comprehensive analysis of long-term care needs, patterns, and determinants of in-home,

Overview

Despite the rapid aging of the population and the tremendous growth in ethnic and racial diversity among the elderly in our society, empirical studies on long-term care needs and service use of minority elders have been lacking. Based on two national datasets, this is the first comprehensive analysis of long-term care needs, patterns, and determinants of in-home, community-based, and nursing home service utilization and informal support among African American and Hispanic elders, as compared to those of their non-Hispanic White counterparts. The authors also compare caregiver burden within the three groups and present recommendations for ethnic-sensitive long-term care policy and practice for minority elders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865692329
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Data Sources and Profiles of the Samples

Psychological Symptomatology among African American, Hispanic, and White Frail Elders

Perceived Health, Financial Strain, and Psychological Distress among Mexican American, Cuban American, and Puerto Rican Elders

Determinants of Applications for Nursing Home Placement: A National Perspective

Determinants of Applications for Nursing Home Placement among Frail African American and White Elders

Utilization of In-Home and Community-Based Services among White, African American, and Hispanic Elders

Use of In-Home and Community-Based Services among Mexican American, Cuban American, and Puerto Rican Elders

Living Arrangements and Utilization of Formal Services

Ethnicity, Informal Caregiving, and Caregiver Burden

Conclusion: Practice and Policy Implications

Index

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