The diversity of the older adult population is increasing, and health professionals need to learn new knowledge and skills to improve the adherence of older ethnic clients to their health recommendations. Much of the existing research literature on diversity in gerontology concludes that ethnic older adults are at a health disadvantage. Few if any of these studies, however, offer practical Cited by: 4. Aging populations are becoming more diverse in terms of color, culture, identity, disability, and socio-economic standing. As a result, the need for culturally competent professionals and businesses that serve and provide products for older adults is increasingly important. ASA has always focused on multiculturalism and diversity.
Apr 18, 2016 · The growing ethnic and racial diversity of the older population has enormous implications for meeting diverse personal and family caregiver preferences, providing services with cultural sensitivity, and training the paid health care workforce in cultural competence.Author: Wendy Fox-Grage. Older Adults and Cultural Competency. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population. Along with the dramatic aging of the U.S. population, during the next several decades will be significant increases in racial and ethnic diversity. In 2010, 80% of adults aged 65 years or older in the United States were non.
Culture, Heritage, and Diversity in Older Adult Mental Health Care prepares clinicians to provide sensitive, high-quality, culturally competent care to geriatric patients from diverse backgrounds and will prove indispensable as patient demographics continue to change. The Issue Briefs identify key information and opportunities for action that can improve the lives of older people. This Issue Brief identifies strategies to reach and engage diverse older adult populations in prevention services and early interventions to address behavioral health concerns.