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,