Caregiving and Homecare: Older Immigrants and Their Families

This policy brief (6 pages available in English and French) summarizes the discussions from a roundtable organized in 2019 regarding the situation of caregiving among immigrant populations.
Year: 2020
Languages: French
Format: Summary document
Dimension(s) of caregiving:
  • Realities of caregiving
  • Society and caregiving

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This policy brief (6 pages) is based on a meeting held on April 12, 2019. Focused on caregiving and immigrant older adults, the round table brought together some 48 participants from various organizations, including researchers and older people from immigrant backgrounds. ‎ The brief presents an analysis of the discussions on caregiving in immigrant populations and outlines the realities and challenges these caregivers face, particularly in relation to the experience of migration and language barriers. ‎A final section proposes solutions for certain issues and challenges that are specific to caregivers in this demographic.