A new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows:
-More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is expected of them.
-AAPIs are more likely to provide caregiving for their parents or older relatives. They are more likely to talk to health providers, contribute financially, and handle paper work or bills.
-Due to cultural attitudes about filial piety, AAPI families are resistant to moving their parents to nursing homes or similar facilities and prefer caregiving be done at home by family members.
-AAPIs are more likely than other Americans to live in multigenerational households. With the heavy expectation that care should be provided by one’s own family, larger households help enable caregiving. (end)
For more information, visit www.AARP.org/AAPI