Pinoy Health Workers Strive in Care of the Elderly

Filipino Health Workers Struggle in Filling Eldercare Gap
By Maricar C. P. Hampton (New America Media/Philippine News)

Nurse Edel Pimentel believes that Filipino health care providers will be especially able to deal with the demands of the 78 million aging boomers in the United States — plus their elderly parents — once they enter a healthcare facility, because Filipinos are “natural caregivers.”

In the Philippines, she said, “We tend to take care of our loved ones ourselves until they die. We don’t put them in nursing homes; we just don’t have that,” said Pimentel.

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