Front Edge Publishing is part of what has now become a nationwide network of journalists who are committed to publishing stories about caregiving solutions that could help communities nationwide.
Recently, the staff at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York, reported on a new program in Southern California that connects caregivers from Latino households with services like respite care, training and support groups in Spanish.
The report says, in part:
The growing need to provide help is shown in a 2020 National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report. It revealed Hispanic caregivers feel their role gives them a sense of purpose, but they have the fewest caregiving resources and information in comparison to other racial and ethnic groups.
The report also found Hispanic family caregivers are more likely to be in higher intensity situations—meaning they often provide more care—while struggling with lower incomes and often having poor or no health insurance.
The report also explains issues involved in trying to bring such a program to other communities.