“One size does not fit all in cultural diversity”

“Now it’s all about China and India”. So said Glenn from .id the population experts in his article 2011 Census – Australia’s changing multicultural mix (2012). He was referring to Australia’s largest countries of birth in 2011. Should aged care providers be worrying about this now? The answer is ‘yes’ because Chinese and Indian migration has been rapidly increasing since the 1980s. The elderly are now entering the aged care space in significant numbers. Those of us who have specialised in providing ethno-specific care over the past 40 years have become comfortable with clients who were born in non-English...

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