Cultural Diversity & Caregiving
Cultural perspectives differ across ethnic groups and may impact caregiver experiences. Can culture influence the role of the caregiver? The answer is yes. Embracing and learning about other cultures, religions and beliefs is a pillar of excellent care.
Understanding and respecting differences in caregiving is important for the following reasons:
Depending on the religious or cultural background of a client certain foods may be forbidden.
Different cultures and religions have their own customs and celebratory holidays. Know the calendar.
Be open minded with attire such as certain dress, beards, head coverings, etc.
Social norms - make sure you are aware of and understand social norms of the client background to avoid any distress or disrespect.
Comforcare reinforces the importance of recognizing client diversity. Our office staff and caregivers actively listen and welcome cultural diversity to provide the best care.