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Abstract

The aging of the Latino population in the United States and in Mexico shares some of the common challenges associated with general population aging - the need to adequately manage chronic diseases, and to postpone or reduce functional limitations, mental and cognitive decline. However, there are additional challenges for the older Latino population in the United States that result from its fast growth and aging, lower socioeconomic status, lower health insurance coverage, legal status, language barriers and low health literacy. In addition, the relocation of the Latino population to new destination areas also imposes difficulties for these new communities that lack the infrastructure to provide adequate healthcare. Finally, since international immigration tends to split families, older Latinos may have to use multiple strategies to benefit from informal and formal care across borders. Movements across borders to obtain adequate care can be costly and stressful to all involved. However, the burden could be considerably reduced if the United States and Mexico could agree on policies focusing on health and care to older Latinos in both sides of the border.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population
PublisherSpringer US
Pages185-192
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781461418672
ISBN (Print)9781461418665
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Hispanic Americans
Mexico
Population
language barrier
insurance coverage
legal status
Communication Barriers
Delivery of Health Care
Health Literacy
move
health
health insurance
Insurance Coverage
Emigration and Immigration
Jurisprudence
social status
Health Insurance
immigration
Social Class
literacy

Keywords

  • legal status
  • informal care
  • financial distress
  • limit english proficiency
  • formal care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Andrade, F. C. D. (2012). Overview. In Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population (pp. 185-192). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1867-2_14

Overview. / Andrade, Flavia Cristina Drumond.

Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population. Springer US, 2012. p. 185-192.

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Andrade, FCD 2012, Overview. in Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population. Springer US, pp. 185-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1867-2_14
Andrade FCD. Overview. In Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population. Springer US. 2012. p. 185-192 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1867-2_14
Andrade, Flavia Cristina Drumond. / Overview. Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population. Springer US, 2012. pp. 185-192
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