Additionally, poverty of these minority groups contributes to developmental, social, physical health and psychological problems. Due to low quality of social services, crime and poor child welfare services occur since the minority groups do not seek such services on time. In addition, there exist many marital and family problems on issues regarding trust, parenting, and drug abuse.
According to Joseph Angelelli et.al. (2006), research on the quality of nursing homes seeks to evaluate the notion that Medicare patients from minority groups (the low income earners/ less educated) are more prone to the risk of being discharged from hospital and are transferred to a low quality nursing home within a given geographical area. In this regard, the research advocates that the quality of nursing homes must be competitive. Additionally, all nursing homes must publicly report their quality standards in order to provide elderly people, as well as their family adequate information.
The information will facilitate the selection of nursing home that provides the best healthcare quality at an affordable price. In addition, discharge planners, who are in charge of overseeing the selection of the appropriate nursing home, must ensure that equitable referrals are made irrespective of the patient’s race or educational level. This is to avoid health disparities across social-economic population divide (Angelelli, David and Vincent, 2006). The nursing homes continuously experience health disparities based on race and ethnic group. The most affected groups include Hispanic and African-American community.
Patients that belong to these ethnic groups have low access to nursing homes and receive inappropriate pharmacological medicines compared to White patients. In addition, the patients receive less physical therapy from institutions that are associated with maintenance or cleanliness problems. Lastly, the Black and Hispanic patients are most likely to experience