In my household when I was a kid, we always had someone around. It was always me, my sister, my brother, step dad, mom…and abuelito & abuelita (Ito and Ita). Not to mention an uncle or aunt who would stay for awhile. There was never any question about space or time. Living with both my parents and grandparents was just what was normal.
When I was 14, my grandparents moved to their own place, more because my Ita was afraid of earthquakes (this was just after the Northridge quake), but my uncle refused to let them let far off by themselves, so off he went to live with them, so that there was always someone watching over them. When my grandfather passed in 2006, my mom did everything she could to get my grandmother to come stay with her again. Now, my grandmother is loving with my mom. There just was never a question about it.
I had always wondered if there were other households like mine. Well, now I know that there is. The recently released The State of the Hispanic Caregiver White Paper states:
Given the current population estimates, there are roughly 4,000,000 Hispanics over the age of 65. It is expected that in the next three decades, the Hispanic elderly population will increase by 555 percent. The number of elderly Hispanics will quadruple between 1990 and 2020 by increasing from 1.1 million to 4.7 million, and it will nearly triple again by 2050 to 12.5 million. The aging of the Hispanic population suggests that issues relative to health and long-term care will become of increasing importance.
…Also, the percent of Hispanic older persons living with other relatives is almost twice that of the total older population.
Wow… so we definitely weren’t alone. Often times, in a latino household, the relatives take on the task of caring for their elders. Unfortunately, many of the elder Latinos will face things such as diabetes, alzheimer’s, dementia and more. This also leads to Latinos having higher cases of incontinence and the caregivers not only need help, but information on what the best way to handle incontinence with their elderly.
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