Recently we wrote in the Global Ageing Blog about the steps being taken in Europe to ensure that health care and ageing services are being provided to ethnic groups that have migrated to find work.

Australia has been a leader in looking at caring for an ethnically and culturally diverse population.   The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing provides helpful tools to guide and promote best practice standards to address cultural diversity.

And according to The Age, a recent study at Monash Universtiy’s Health Ageing unit identified the importance of cooperation between all stakeholders to enable provision of culturally appropriate community aged care.   This is a good model for others to follow to ensure quality for today’s elders regardless of ethnic background or culture.