Study: Korean American Caregivers Face Barriers to Help

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BALTIMORE—Korean American family caregivers in Maryland and northern Virginia lack knowledge about home- and community-based programs the such as respite care, adult day care, home health and transportation services home- and community-based programs, such as respite care, adult day care, home health and transportation services that could help them, according to new research by Banghwa Lee Casado of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Baltimore Sun reporter Hanah Cho blogged, “Casado said her findings – which also could be broadly applied to other limited-English populations – could help social agencies improve their education outreach and work with community groups focused on ethnic populations.”

Cho attended the Gerontological Society of America conference as a part of the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, a project of GSA and New America Media.