Tag team approach to healthcare reaches older adults in Bangladeshi community during COVID-19 pandemic

by This article originally appeared in Tostada Magazine.

 

Typically, Farzana Noor, a nurse practitioner at the Children’s Clinic of Michigan in Hamtramck is accustomed to bandaging up cuts and scrapes, treating colds, and soothing fussing children getting their first shots.

That all changed last year when the pandemic raged through the Bangladeshi community in Hamtramck. When nearby healthcare providers abruptly ceased operations amid the crisis, Noor began seeing an influx of older Bangladeshi women patients who often serve as the primary caregivers spanning generations in their households enter her office.

Noor, who is Bangladeshi American, found herself in familiar territory as many of the older patients were accompanied by their.... Read More