Availability of geriatric care facilities in the community: Variation by the proportion of foreign-born population
Results: The percentage of foreign-born to the total population ranged from 0% to 63%. The results indicate that as the proportion of foreign-born population in the county increased, the availability of geriatric care facilities decreased (SNF (b=-0.04, p < .0001) and HHA (b=-0.09, p< .0001)). Conclusion: These discrepancies in the availability of geriatric care facilities in the counties with high proportions of foreign-born individuals will, in turn, affect individual level service utilization among older foreign-born individuals who live in the areas with limited resources.
Learning Areas:Provision of health care to the public
Assess whether the supply of geriatric care facilities in the community differ by the proportion of foreign-born population at the county level
Keyword(s): Access and Services
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