Dementia Care Programs and Services for Chinese Americans in the U.S.

Bei Wu, Nancy B.Emerson Lombardo, Kun Chang

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of development of dementia caregiving models for Chinese Americans in the U. S. This study reviewed some existing programs and interventions for Chinese dementia caregivers that were provided by service organizations and academic institutions. The recommendations for development of dementia care models include: 1) Collaborating with local community agencies that work with the Chinese population; 2) Create, maintain, and expand existing Chinese-language help-lines with individualized counseling, skills training, and support system-building services; 3) Increase caregiving information available in the Chinese language; 4) Sustain adequate funding for existing programs and services; 5) Raise public awareness through ongoing publications, media outlets, and workshops in senior housing and centers; 6) Raise health care and social service providers' awareness; and 7) Increase program evaluation effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-141
Number of pages14
JournalAgeing International
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Chinese Americans
  • Dementia care
  • Programs and services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)

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