Use of home care services by elderly Chinese immigrants

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Abstract

Using the Anderson Service model, this study examined the level and predictors of using selected home care services by elderly Chinese immigrants in Canada. Data from 1,537 randomly selected Chinese immigrants aged 65 years and older were used. Only 5.2% of participants reported using home care services. Being older, living alone, having a post-secondary education, immigrating from Hong Kong or Southeast Asia, having a higher level of agreement with Chinese health beliefs, higher social support, and poorer physical and mental health were predictors for home care service use among elderly Chinese. The probability of using homecare services lessens with increased self-rated financial adequacy. These findings point to the need for service providers to address the gap in use of home care between elderly Chinese immigrants and overall elderly Canadians through promoting appropriate use of home care among elderly Chinese immigrants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-56
Number of pages16
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Elderly Chinese
  • Home care
  • Immigrants
  • Service utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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