Family And Formal Assistance With Activity Limitations: Who Helps The Mexican American Elderly?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Hisp. J. Behav. Sci.
INTERGENERATIONAL EXCHANGES; OLDER ADULTS; SERVICES; CARE; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Using a large, national dataset, this project focuses on the activity limitations of the Mexican American elderly and their receipt of assistance. The study demonstrates that 65% of the respondents reported at least one activity limitation and that the majority of those did not receive any assistance with the limitation from family! Results show that whereas some Mexican American elders do receive assistance from the family and same receive assistance from the formal sector a number are at risk of having their needs unmet. Analysis of variance was used to evaluate the differences between those who received assistance solely from the family, those who received assistance from the formal service sector or a combination of formal and family assistance, and those who received no help. Younger Mexican American elders, those with fewer limitations, and those with better English communication skills were more likely to receive no help with their limitations.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
"Family And Formal Assistance With Activity Limitations: Who Helps The Mexican American Elderly?" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1883.