Emerging ageing and age-related issues amongst migrant population in regional Australia

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Abstract

This chapter aims to explore the recent regional migrant communities’ perceptions of age related issues by interrogating the needs of these communities and the preparedness of service providers to respond to the needs of the changing demographics. Drawing on focus group discussions and interviews, this chapter highlights specific challenges associated with the concept of ‘aged’ and ageing’ among service providers in regional areas like Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales (NSW). It looks at what new aged care services, if any, are needed to accommodate culturally and linguistically diverse groups’ (CALD) needs and perceptions of ‘aged’ and ‘ageing’. Further, it discusses implications for designing more flexible and needs-based services for CALD communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations and insights
EditorsManohar Pawar, Wendy Bowles, Karen Bell
Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne, Vic
PublisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
Chapter18
Pages257-270
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781925801286
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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