In one tiny city in Alaska, hunters are working to provide the local elderly population with access to traditional foods. By making that effort, they have become a model for a person-centered approach to care.
When it comes to culturally competent elder care, assimilation is not the goal, and everyone is not expected to be the same. Cultural differences are embraced, and fostered.
The vast need for elder care is compounded by the fact that many Baby Boomers lack adequate savings to cover retirement income or health care, making them even more dependent on relatives.