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Resources and Reference Materials on Older Adults

Addressing issues that arise with aging is a challenge regardless of background or circumstance, but it is particularly challenging for low-income and underserved communities. CHWs are in a unique position to serve this population because of their strong ties to the community and their in-depth knowledge of the culture within them.  MHP Salud implements Community Health Worker-led programs that focus on connecting older adults to health care and strengthening skills that allow them to live independently.  Through the evaluations of our own programs, and in collaboration with our partners,  we’ve developed these resources that outline the implementation and evaluation processes of CHW-led older adult programs.


A Guide to Mental Wellness for Older Hispanic Adults

For older adults, improving mental well-being means engaging in meaningful activities, maintaining a sense of personal identity, accessing healthcare, and getting the necessary assistance to address health conditions and sensory impairments. Our Guide to Mental Wellness for Older Hispanic/Latino Adults provides information and activities they can implement to improve their mental health wellness.


Preventive Care Checklist for Older Hispanic Adults

An essential part of Healthy Aging for adults 65 and older is being up to date with the recommended checkups and preventive care services. A good start is asking your doctor if you have completed all your yearly health screenings. Remember to include good nutrition, exercise, and self-care as part of your preventive care. Your doctor can help you determine what steps to take.


Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia in the Hispanic & Latino Community

The older adult population is growing in the United States. In 2017, there were an estimated 80.9 million adults aged 65 and older, and that number is projected to increase to 94.7 million by the year 2060. According to US Census Bureau, population projections, Hispanic older adults are expected to increase from approximately 4.2 million in 2017 to 19.9 million in 2060.


How to Start the Conversation about Advanced Care Planning with Older Hispanic Adults: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

70% of Americans do not have Advanced Care Planning (ACP) measures in place and Hispanics are less likely to engage in ACP than other groups. As the number of Hispanic older adults aged 65 and older is expected to significantly grow within the next few decades, it is crucial that healthcare professionals better understand how to engage in conversations with older Hispanic adults about ACP. This guide will help healthcare professionals identify the different types of ACP documentation, who can start the conversation, cultural considerations with assisting Hispanic older adults with ACP, tips and strategies for starting the conversation, and other resources.


Aging in Place Resource for Health Centers

The proportion of the world’s population over 60 years of age is projected to increase nearly double from 12% to 22% between 2015 and 2050 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With the dramatic increase of this population, the need for programs and initiatives that address their healthy aging also increases. Ensuring that older adults have access to health care and the ability to “age in place” is a national priority both from a quality of life perspective and a cost savings perspective. Addressing the complex array of issues that arise with aging is a challenge regardless of background or circumstance, but in low-income and underserved communities, the barriers are even greater.

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In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own CHW programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put over four decades of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach.