PBS NewsHour continues series on aging with a report on the challenges of long-term care for the rap

January 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST

Traditionally, Latino senior citizens lived out their final years with family members who served as their caregivers, but with more Latino couples working outside of the home, how and where the Latino community ages is beginning to change. The PBS NewsHour looks at some innovative programs and facilities in California that cater to elderly Latinos, including the AltaMed PACE program in El Monte.

“Long-term Care for Latinos” will air during the East Coast broadcast of PBS NewsHour at 6 p.m., EST, Friday. The full-length version of the segment will also be available on our website at video.pbs.org/program/newshour and on our YouTube page at youtube.com/pbsnewshour. Also online is “7 Tips For Successful Aging,” which includes advice for aging successfully from some of the people interviewed including, 86-year-old Eva Allegria who has been living independently and in the same house for six decades.

Produced with support from the SCAN Foundation, the report is the fourth in a six-part series on long-term care that will continue throughout the year with reports that shows the challenges faced by individuals and governments and some of the models for change being tested. The SCAN Foundation is an independent, non-profit public charity devoted to advancing a world where everyone can age with dignity, independence, and choice.

PBS NewsHour is seen by more than five million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. The program is produced with WETA Washington, D.C., and in association with WNET in New York. Major corporate funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by BAE Systems, BNSF Railway and Charles Schwab with additional support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Friends of the NewsHour and others.