Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants
 

Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants

Asian Fortune/New America Media , News Feature, Jenny Chen , Posted: Mar 27, 2015

Older Immigrants from Asia come to the U.S. to help with their grandchildren. Many eventually face isolation and the cultural stigma of mental illness. But new programs offer help.

 

Vulnerable Latino Elders Face Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

 

Mundo Hispánico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet, Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Adbonias Bonilla’s stroke brought his life to a standstill. With few doctors trained in elder care, seniors like him face an uncertain future--in any language.

 

LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo

 

Korea Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Nicole Chang, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The “Well-Dying” program advance-care planning in Los Angeles is helping Korean elders challenge their culture’s taboo on discussing death.

 

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”

 

Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.

 

For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations

 

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.

 

Elder Abuse Rising in Care Facilities Mixing the Frail and the Disturbed

 

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Seniors unable to afford private care homes are increasingly victimized by other residents placed in poorly funded homes with dementia or mental illness.

 

San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide

 

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

If you think older Americans can’t learn digital tricks, SF Connected has a myth-busting class for you.

 

Stanford Program Educates Indian American Elders on End-of-Life Care

 

India-West/New America Media , News Feature, Reena Rathore, Posted: Feb 10, 2015

As more seniors move to the U.S. from India to help their children’s families, one program is helping some plan ahead in case they face life’s end.

 

Why Medicaid’s Racism Drove Historically-Black Nursing Home Bankrupt

 

The Crisis/New America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Lemington Home served black elders for 122 years before falling victim to poor management and historically racist Medicaid rules.

 

The Death of a Black Nursing Home

 

The Crisis/New America Media, News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The story of Elaine Carrington’s death taints not only one Pittsburgh nursing home, but exposes the racist history of Medicaid ‘s impact on elders of color.

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