Can I Ever Retire?: The Plight of Migrant Filipino Elderly Caregivers in Los Angeles
Surveys / Focus GroupsExpanding Access & Cultural Competence
July 14, 2015
This report presents demographic information from 100 Filipino immigrants living in Los Angeles who have become in-home caregivers to older adults. The data focuses on the caregivers’ wages, but also touches on aspects such as on-the-job injury rates, health coverage, and job responsibilities. The researchers make several policy recommendations based on the data, including the need for lawmakers to promote a “retireable wage” for these caregivers, whose average age is over 57 years old.