Policy Affecting Healthcare for Ethnic Elders

  • Major implications of federal, state, and local policies on health care and support for older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds, for example:
    • Lack of access to SSI and Medicaid by non-citizen immigrants
    • Lack of reimbursement for interpreting services).
  • Policies of health settings that differentially affect ethnic older adults for example:
    • Lack of interpreters or written health education materials in elder’s language
    • Lack of ethnic diets in nursing homes
  • Changes in immigration policies that affect potential family caregivers’ chances of residing in the U.S.