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Medicare Comes Up Short on Cultural Competencies
posted 04.18.2013
For the more than 5 million older adults whose primary language is not English, language barriers can create huge obstacles to getting the healthcare they need. Explaining where they hurt, understanding a doctor’s questions and knowing how to take medications can be major challenges for elders with limited English proficiency (LEP). Elders who must rely solely on friends or family members (s...

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