Strains for Hispanic Caregivers

Caregiving obligations are deeply felt in many Hispanic families; even those with few resources traditionally have not hesitated to assume responsibility for aging parents. This article by Karen Stabiner published in 2011 describes the caregiving obligations ingrained in Hispanic communities.  Referred to as familialismo, this describes the cultural conviction of immediate family (specifically women) to take on the care of aging elders.  This article describes the challenges for the Hispanic families with this responsibility.