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5 Modos en que Promotores de Salud Involucran a los Adultos Mayores Hispanos/Latinos.

La población de adultos mayores esta creciendo en los Estados Unidos y los adultos mayores hispanos/latinos es el grupo que está creciendo más rápido que todos. Se espera que hispanos mayores de 65 años aumente desde 4.6 millones en 2017 a 19.9 millones en el año 2060.1 Es importante involucrar hispanos en los servicios de salud mientras envejecen para promover buena salud y bienestar; reducir disparidades de salud; y prevenir la aislación social, heridas por caídas; y el desarrollo de enfermedades crónicas.

July 15th, 2021|

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1407, 2021

5 Ways Community Health Workers Engage with Hispanic/Latino Older Adults

July 14th, 2021|Older Adults|

The older adult population is growing in the United States and older Hispanic/Latino adults are the fastest growing group. Hispanics over 65 years old are expected to grow from 4.6 million in 2017 to 19.9 million in 2060 . It is important to engage Hispanics in health services as they age to promote health and wellbeing; reduce health disparities; and prevent social isolation, injury due to falls, and the development of chronic conditions.

1901, 2021

How to Raise Awareness About Dementia in Hispanic/Latino Older Adults

January 19th, 2021|Older Adults|

Imagine the following scenario: Your parent’s memory slips, and they briefly forget your name. You don’t think anything of it. A month later, they forget the birthday of their spouse of 50 years. Over time, these lapses in memory become more frequent. At 85 years old, your parent is diagnosed with dementia. This is an all-too-common experience for people around the country, especially for Hispanic/Latino families.

2710, 2020

Aging in Style: Health Topics among Hispanics/Latinos

October 27th, 2020|Older Adults|

Most older adults would prefer to live out their golden years in the comfort of their homes. This population continues to grow more diverse – by 2060, Hispanic Americans are projected to make up 21% of the entire older adult population.1 For Hispanic/Latino elders, there are unique challenges to safely aging in place including managing multiple chronic diseases, language barriers, difficulty navigating the US health care system, minimal financial resources to meet the needs that come with aging at home, receiving sufficient support for family caregivers, and maintaining important connections with loved ones. As this population grows, it will become even more important for service providers to understand how to meet these needs.

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