The purpose of this study was to compare the national prevalences and predictors of paid in-home functional assistance among disabled Latino and non-Latino elderly people who receive such assistance.
Data were derived from the 1988 wave of the National Center for Health Statistics Longitudinal Study on Aging and the 1988 Commonwealth Fund Commission Survey of Elderly Hispanics.
Logistic regression was used to model paid care use and to calculate estimated probabilities of such use.
Among Latino and non-Latino Whites 74 years of age and older who received functional assistance, similar proportions used paid assistance.
Predictors of paid care coincided with established models for non-Latino Whites only.
Disabled Latinos had a lower estimated probability of using paid assistance when they were highly disabled and socially isolated but had a higher estimated probability when their children lived nearby.
The effects of disability and social support differ among non-Latino White and Latino elderly people.
Latino elderly people with high anticipated needs obtain less paid assistance than similar non-Latino Whites.
In addition to a reduction in financial barriers, improving access to long-term care services requires addressing this diversity in service use patterns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accessibilité, Soin, A domicile, Paiement, Support social, Ethnie, Latin, Handicap, Vieillard, Utilisation, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Accessibility, Care, At home, Payment, Social support, Ethnic group, Latin, Handicap, Elderly, Use, United States, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0437210
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.