Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights From the Field

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Insights From the Field

Latino seniors are likely to lack retirement savings, access to health insurance, and affordable housing, a report from the finds. Based on a literature review, community forums, and a survey, the report, (33 pages, PDF), found that Latino seniors also face high rates of food insecurity, Type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, and that they struggle to access assistance programs for food, housing, and health despite being eligible for them. Funded by the , , , , , , , , and other corporations and organizations, the report calls on local, state, and national leaders to prioritize the needs of diverse aging communities; expand job training and placement programs for older adults; ensure that benefits and programs address the needs of older Latino adults; bridge existing information gaps between social assistance programs; and establish requirements for employers to provide paid leave, including family leave for care providers, to all employees.