Monday, January 06, 2014

AGING IN AMERICA - Latino Demand on Long-Term Care

"Increasing demand moves long-term care centers to cater to Latino elders" PBS Newshour 1/3/2014


JUDY WOODRUFF (Newshour):  Now a different look at providing care to those in need.  It's part of our occasional series on aging and the challenges of providing long-term care.

Tonight, we focus on Latinos, who will comprise 20 percent of the elderly population by the year 2050.

The "NewsHour"'s Mary Jo Brooks has our report.

MARY JO BROOKS (Newshour):  Seventy-six-year-old Nicolasa Romero still gets teary when she talks about how much her life has changed after suffering a stroke eight years ago.  A legal resident who immigrated from Mexico, she had been living with her daughter in suburban Los Angeles.  But the stroke forced her into a long-term care facility.

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