Culturally and linguistically diverse older adults and mainstream long-term care facilities: Integrative review of views and experiences

Jed Montayre, Jasmine Montayre, Sandra Thaggard

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Abstract

Older adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are increasingly identified within mainstream aging populations. However, few studies have focused on CALD older adults’ views and experiences in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The current integrative review aimed to achieve a contemporary understanding through synthesized evidence from studies focusing on CALD older adults in mainstream LTCFs. Two major categories were identified-Views About LTCFs, which included two subcategories: (a) the last stop and no other choice and (b) reasons for admission or transfer; and Experiences of Living in LTCFs, which also included two subcategories: (a) desire to remain connected to personal routines and (b) maintaining identity through native language. CALD older adults have differing perspectives about LTCFs, which are influenced by their cultural backgrounds and values. Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of ethno-specific LTCFs. Establishing culturally appropriate services for CALD older adults in LTCFs, particularly in mainstream facilities, should emphasize cultural accommodation among residents, health care providers, and staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-276
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in gerontological nursing
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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