Independence and Care: In Search of an Effective Care Model
This chapter explores the process of ageing of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Although biological ageing is a process common to all human bodies, the pace of functional decline and the loss of independence may be mediated by critical life events such as migration. The chapter pays particular attention to whether the traditional care model is maintained in the migration context. A hypothetical disparity in the aspiration for ageing in place between migrant and local old people is also a focus of the discussion. Finally, the chapter explores in detail the family dynamics of co-habitation of older people from CALD backgrounds who choose to live with their adult children.
KeywordsIndependence Care model Ageing in place Co-habitation with children
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