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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

美國亞太裔民眾更可能成為家庭照顧者


   


美國亞太裔民眾更可能成為家庭照顧者

AARP公佈亞太裔50+研究系列三部份之一


                    Click to download:
                    AARP Report: Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PDF)
                    Executive Summary: English (PDF) Chinese (PDF)
                    Infographic: English (PDF)  English (JPG) | Chinese (PDF)  Chinese (JPG)


【華盛頓2014年11月12日訊】 根據AARP今天所公佈的最新報告,美國亞太裔民眾更有可能在家裡照料年長的家庭成員。“50歲+亞裔和亞太裔族群的看護狀況”(Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders)是AARP針對與亞太裔 50歲及以上民眾息息相關的主要倡導領域所進行的三個報告之一。其餘兩個報告內容是關於經濟穩健和健康(Economic and Health),並將分別在十二月和一月發表。

“這份報告強調我們必需要有更多關於亞太裔長者的數據和知識。”AARP多元文化市場和參與部(亞太裔)副總裁郭為婉說,“我希望我們這份報告能夠幫助個人、社區組織、政策制定者、非營利機構和資助單位了解亞太裔社區的需求和關切,以獲得充足資訊作出決策。”

AARP 有關亞太裔提供照顧的數據顯示:

  • 絕大多數亞太裔認為身負照顧父母的期望,這遠比其他任何種族或族裔群體都多。 45-55歲亞太裔民眾的比例更高(73%),相比起來,總人口中只有不到一半的同齡民眾(49%)說他們預計要照顧年邁的父母。事實上,調查中42%亞太裔表明自己是照顧者,而其他美國人只有22%。

  • 亞太裔更有可能照顧他們的父母或年長親人。他們比總人口的同齡民眾更有可能跟醫生或醫療服務人員進行討論(54%比總人口同齡民眾的36%)、給予財務支援(51%比27%)、以及處理文件或帳單(41%比33%)。

  • 由於文化重視孝道,亞太裔家庭大多拒絕送父母入住養老院或類似的設施,而更喜歡由家庭成員在家裡提供照顧。

  • 亞太裔比其他美國人更有可能幾代同堂生活。由於大多數人認為應由自己的家人提供照顧,而較大的家庭往往對進行照顧有所幫助,因此與其他美國人相比,更多亞太裔 50+民眾幾代同堂生活(17%比7%)。

如欲下載報告全文,請瀏覽網站 www.AARP.org/AAPI。有關AARP可如何幫助亞太裔家庭獲得更美好生活,請瀏覽網站www.facebook.com/AARPAAPICommunity 和www.twitter.com/AARPAAPI

關於AARP
AARP是一個擁有將近3,800萬會員的非營利及無黨派組織,旨在幫助人們將目標和夢想轉化為可實現的機會、並強化各個社區及致力改善與大部份家庭息息相關的議題,例如:醫療保健、就業和穩定收入、退休規劃、可負擔能源開支和免受財務詐騙。我們並關注在市場上的個人權益,因此悉心挑選冠以AARP名稱的優質和高值產品和服務,以及幫助我們的會員在一系列產品、旅遊和服務獲得折扣優惠。AARP是一個值得信賴的生活指南、新聞和教育信息的來源,它除了出版全球發行量最大的《AARP雜誌》(AARP The Magazine)、《AARP通報》(AARP Bulletin)、網站:www.aarp.org、AARP電視及電台、 AARP叢書、還有AARP西班牙語語網站AARP en Español,以關注拉美裔民眾的利益和需求。AARP不背書任何公職候選人或對任何政治活動或候選人捐贈獻金。AARP基金會是AARP組織的附屬慈善機構,致力為生活愈益困窘的50歲以上美國民眾爭取更多機會,目前他們面對眾多嚴峻議題,包括:住房、飢餓、收入和孤立等,AARP基金會通過成為改變這些議題的力量以達成目標。 AARP在全美50州、華盛頓特區、波多黎各及美屬維京群島均設有職員辦事處。詳情請瀏覽網站:www.aarp.org.


Asian American and Pacific Islanders
More Likely to Be Family Caregivers

AARP Releases First of Three-Part Research Series on AAPIs Age 50+

                    Click to download:
                    AARP Report: Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PDF)
                    Executive Summary: English (PDF) Chinese (PDF)
                    Infographic: English (PDF)  English (JPG) | Chinese (PDF)  Chinese (JPG)

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2014 – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is the first of three reports by AARP about key advocacy areas that impact AAPIs age 50 and older. The next two reports about Economic Security and Health will be released in December and January respectively.

“Our report underscores the need for more data and knowledge about older AAPIs,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Markets and Engagement for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience. “It is my hope that our reports help individuals, community-based organizations, policy makers, non-profit groups, and funders make informed decisions about the critical needs and concerns of AAPI communities.”

AARP data about caregiving among AAPIs shows that:
  • More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is expected of them. A much higher percentage (73%) of AAPIs age 45-55 compared to just under half of the total population of the same age (49%) say they are expected to care for their aging parents.  In fact, 42% of AAPIs in the survey identified themselves as caregivers versus just 22% of other Americans.
  • AAPIs are more likely to provide caregiving for their parents or older relatives. They are more likely to talk to doctors or health providers (54% versus 36% of the total population of the same age), contribute financially (51% versus 27%), and handle paper work or bills (41% versus 33%) than the total population of the same age.
  • 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. Many more AAPIs 50+ live in multigenerational households compared to other Americans (17% versus 7%).

For more information about how AARP helps Asian American & Pacific Islander families get more out of life, visit www.AARP.org/AAPIwww.facebook.com/AARPAAPICommunity andwww.twitter.com/AARPAAPI.


About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

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