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Patterns of home and community care service delivery to culturally and linguistically diverse residents of rural Victoria

Ward, B. M., Anderson, K. S., Sheldon, M. S.,

Academic Literature

2005

This paper described and compared patterns of Home and Community Care (HACC) utilisation among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people and Australian-born residents of rural Victoria. The proportion of CALD residents who are HACC clients was consistent with demographic profiles. However, their extent of service usage was not consistent with patterns of use by Australian-born residents. HACC clients born in non-English-speaking countries received 35% fewer hours of HACC service than their Australian-born counterparts. HACC clients born overseas in English-speaking countries received nine per cent fewer hours of HACC service than the Australian-born group. Both groups of overseas-born clients use a smaller range of HACC services. Planners and service providers need to monitor levels of HACC service delivery among population groups to ensure that CALD community groups receive equitable levels of HACC services.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Australian Journal of Rural Health

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment

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