Health care for older adults should honor diversity

By 2050, the number of older adults representing minority groups is projected to rise to 39 percent, up from nearly 21 percent in 2012. The largest increases in the proportion of older adults are projected to be among Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander populations. What's more, the proportion of older Hispanic adults is projected to more than double over the next 40 years.


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Healthcare professionals should provide services that recognize and respect different cultures and languages; ©