AUSTIN -The Rosy Health Care Foundation targets the needs of the some
of the most destitute of populations, the elderly and minorities facing
economic difficulties, the majority of which are women. RHCF approaches
each demographic in distinct ways, understanding that this kind of care
is a family affair. Normally, when a patient is homebound due to progressed
cancer or heart disease, she is the focus. The health care aid, whether
it is a spouse, sibling, child or neighbor is dealing with immense stress,
mostly related to limitations in time, resources and skills. They face
these challenges without relief all while being there for a love one.
Provisions like this on not made by insurance companies. RHCF's first
objective is to bring care, training and support of the community to the
home of the patient and provider. Our efforts are very grass-roots and
customized to each patient, but very simply we are connecting the community
at large with individual care-givers, as well as providing the needed
medical training to help.
Rosy Health Care Foundation is especially attentive to the growing population
of uninsured Hispanics emigrating for the United States seeking work and
citizenship. This increasing population is disproportionate to the shrinking
benefit packages offered by employers and fewer full-time jobs. Low-income
Hispanic families are much more likely to be without health insurance
than other Americans.
A study by the Commonwealth Fund, a New York based policy research organization
found that 65 percent of Hispanic adults living on less than $28,000 per
year were without insurance for all or part of the year. That compares
with 49 percent for low-income African Americans and 48 percent for whites.
The study explains also how Hispanics enrollment in Medicaid fluctuates
with their fortunes, leaving some without insurance for part of the year,
making “it difficult for low-income Hispanics to seek preventative
medicine such as mammogram's and dental exams or keep a regular doctor.”
The foundation has built in initiatives to serve this population, whose
female contingent are especially susceptible to diabetes, HIV infection
and heart disease.
An economist interested in deconstructing the abstract relationship between
healthcare costs and reaching the people and a long-term health care provider
and educator, Sunny and Rosy are qualified with decades of experience
assisting the African American and Hispanic community, the majority of
their clientele. They are eager to continue cultivating prevention methods
in the community with some simple achievable tactics.
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