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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Cultural Sensitivity

Six Tips for Cultural Competency in Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

The importance of cultural competence for caregivers cannot be overstated. Not only is acknowledgement of each patient's cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs the responsibility of caregivers according to the Joint Commission, but it's also a critical component in ensuring that all patients receive the highest quality of care.

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Cultural and Spiritual Sensitivity Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults

By mmLearn.org on Sat, Dec 05, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

Providing care for patients is about more than treating the body. It also involves treating the mind and spirit. And while the former may be relatively straightforward, the latter can be both complex and sensitive -- particularly when you factor in the diversity of cultures and spiritual beliefs among patients. Let's take a closer look at the imperative of cultural sensitivity, along with what caregivers need to know to fulfill their responsibility to treat the "whole" patient.

Asking the right questions -- and hearing the answers -- yields true understanding.

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Celebrating Holy Days with Jewish Elders

By Nina Rios on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

What’s better than celebrating feast days and holidays with family and friends?  With traditional foods and activities, these times help us remember the days of our youth and allow us to recapture the traditions and rituals that hold a special place in our heart.  The desire and need to celebrate these events does not necessarily change as we age; if anything commemorating and enjoying holidays helps bring more life to our years.

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Jewish Seniors and the Passover Feast

By Cyndy Marsh on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 04:19 PM

Today, 14 million people identify themselves as Jewish, with approximately 40% of these individuals residing in the United States.  As with all different cultures and religions, the rapidly changing demographics of the aging population with the added challenges of chronic illnesses, spiritual needs and understanding of their culture are of great importance.  Today’s Jewish elders, their families and caregivers are searching for meaning, purpose and community within their Jewish traditions.

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