Beliefs and Expectations of Family and Nursing Home Care Among Mexican-Origin Caregivers
Journal of Women & Aging
This study examined perceptions of family care, nursing homes, and expectations of future care among 85 Mexican-origin women caregivers, some who lived in Mexico City and some who lived in East Los Angeles, California (East LA). Attitudes of Mexican-born women-living in Mexico City and in East LA-were more similar to each other than those of U.S.-born women. Most caregivers reported a preference for family care and had negative views of institutional care. In addition, despite the negative views about nursing homes, some caregivers expressed a willingness to seek nursing-home care for themselves so as to avoid burdening their children in the future. Findings lend support to the persistence of Mexican cultural values in this sample of Mexican-origin caregiving women, regardless of where they were born.
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Mendez-Luck, C. A., Amorim, C., Anthony, K. P., & Neal, M. B. (2017). Beliefs and expectations of family and nursing home care among Mexican-origin caregivers. Journal Of Women & Aging, 29(5), 460-472.