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Communication and Long-Term Care: Technology Use and Cultural Barriers Among Hispanics

July 1, 2018

This study reports that half of Hispanic adults have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system, and many older Hispanics are concerned about the cultural accommodations in their local long-term care service offerings.

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Key Takeaways

Eighty-three percent of older Hispanics support employer-offered long-term care insurance plans.
Eighty-one percent of Hispanics age 40+ would be comfortable using a form of telemedicine for their care needs.
Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics have experienced a language or cultural barrier in the health care system.

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