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Clinical Practices Working with Immigrant Older Adults

October 19th, 2016

LIFE_SRS-VENDOR-DONATIONS_3_TB-938x535On September 29th, BrightStar Care of Chicago and La Grange, Community Liaison, Linda Kunicki, attended a Chicago Bridge member event called “Older Adults and Immigration”. A panel presented their experience working with immigrant older adults in
hospital and in community settings. Here is a synopsis of the topic and links to resources.

 

 
Fast Facts

  • 20% of Chicago’s population was born outside of the United States
  • 172,000 Older Adults in Illinois speak limited English
    • 40,000 Mexican heritage
    • 21,000 Polish heritage
    • 11,000 Puerto Rican heritage
    • 9,000 Chinese heritage
    • 91,000 Mix of other nationalities and cultures all at least with 1,000 or more older adults
  • Non-English speaking elderly are 2x more likely to live in poverty
  • There are roughly 511,000 undocumented immigrants in Chicago
  • Roughly $14 billion in taxes are filed by those who do not have Social Security numbers — this amount has been attributed to the contributions of undocumented immigrants through the use of a Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or ITIN
  • 50%-60% of those left uninsured after the passage of the Affordable Care Act are undocumented immigrants

TIPS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICES WORKING WITH OLDER ADULTS AND IMMIGRANTS

http://www.thechicagobridge.org/in-case-you-missed-it-older-adults-immigration

Topics: Senior Care