Comparative utilization of community based long term care services by Hispanic and Anglo elderly in a case management system

V. L. Greene, D. J. Monahan

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Abstract

Utilization of formal and informal supports by Hispanic and Anglo (white, non-Hispanic) elderly enrollees in a comprehensive case management system was compared. It was found that Hispanic elderly, on the average, used significantly fewer agency services than did Anglo elderly, despite a tendency to exhibit higher levels of impairment. Hispanic elderly utilized significantly higher levels of informal support, however, and this may be a mediating factor in their lower use of agency services. Policy implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-735
Number of pages6
JournalJournals of Gerontology
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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