Life in a mainstream home: a survey of Chinese, Greek and Anglo Australians

M. T. Westbrook*, V. Legge

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A survey compared the reactions of 21 Chinese, 26 Greek and 25 Anglo Australian residents and their family carers to nursing home life. No significant community differences were found in aged people's or their carers' satisfaction with virtually all aspects of the home, the frequency of carers' visits, carers' perceptions of the approachability of staff or the effects of placement on carers' lives. Anglo Australian residents got on better with staff, mixed more with other residents and preferred the meals but were more likely to have severe problems in settling into the home. Staff discussed residents' care more with NESB relatives. Other community differences included attitudes regarding placement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal on Ageing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes


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