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Latino Families Believe In Eldercare, But A Tough Mission

 

Photo: blog.nclr.org

Photo: blog.nclr.org

For 10 years Gloria Frías has had a full time job, but she receives no compensation for her work.
This is because ever since her mother suffered a fall that confined her to a wheel chair she has had to change her lifestyle completely, becoming the primary caregiver of Paula Frías Vázquez, who turned 91 years old last February.
“I had to leave my family for eight months to deal with my mother’s medical emergency in Mexico. My youngest son was 12 years old

Latino Eldercare  By the Numbers
* 1 in 3 Hispanic households in the U.S. have at least one family member providing eldercare in their family.
* 8 million Hispanics who are caregiving for a family elder do so without receiving an paid compensation for their services.
* 7 out of 10 Latino family members have had to reduce their work hours, change jobs,

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TAKE THE TIME…DIGITAL MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY

“Take the Time,” Hartford Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Program, has been a vital community resource for over nine years.

More than 11,000 women have benefited from this life-saving screening in the comfort of their local community center, faith organization, or place of employment.  These women were encouraged to take the time to be screened, and many have been referred on for more health services as a result.

Based on our success, Hartford Hospital has now upgraded its mobile mammography program to provide digital screening mammograms.  Digital mammography is state-of-the-art for screening mammography, more sensitive than film mammography and better able to detect abnormalities.

Our digital unit is housed in a coach that patients can board for the service. 

In addition, the coach contains a registration area, a patient waiting area and two changing rooms.  Patient privacy is maintained at all times.  The new digital mammography coach …

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State Budget Would Leave Many Without Health Insurance

Photo: fox5sandiego.com

Photo: fox5sandiego.com

 
Doug Maine
CTLatinoNews.com
 

Between 7,000 and 10,000 low-income parents, and many of their children, are likely to become uninsured as a result of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal — part of the 2016-17 state budget – to eliminate HUSKY A (Medicaid) eligibility from the parents of children enrolled in HUSKY A, and pregnant women, with incomes above 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Those are among the conclusions of a policy analysis commissioned by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) and conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Health Law and Economics.

The engine driving these, and other proposed cuts to Connecticut’s health and social safety-nets is the state’s current-year deficit, which stands at $191 million, according to a recent estimate by the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, which was reported  by CTMirror.org on March 25.

Under the governor’s proposal, affected HUSKY parents with …

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