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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care


August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

And that may result in lower use of nursing care, even as Hispanics live longer than their non-Hispanic counterparts.

Fewer than 2 in 10 Hispanics age 40 and older say they are very or extremely confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can accommodate their cultural needs, accordi...

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