CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in ARC [supplement]

Title: CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in Aged Residential Care

It is available in the following formats:

It is recommended that the guidelines are used in conjunction with Waitemata DHB’s eCALD® Services Supplementary Resource, "CALD Older People Resource for Health Providers working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African Older People" and the "Supporting Cultural Diversity in Residential Care-Evaluation and Planning Tool" (Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, 2000).

The purpose of this resource is to support staff working in Aged Residential Care Services to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide culturally appropriate care to CALD Older People with dementia and their families.

What this resource aims to do:

The aim of this resource is to provide best practice guidelines for staff working in residential care facilities so that CALD residents with dementia are provided with culturally appropriate support and care, including the immediate period around the transition from their home to residential care.

The resource:

  • Describes the core competencies required when working with CALD older residents with dementia.

  • Discusses the provision of cultural appropriate support for families and CALD residents to improve residents’ experience and enable them to feel safe and comfortable when they move into an aged care facility.

  • Provides best practice guidelines when working with CALD dementia residents.

Who should view this resource: for health professionals, health care assistants, and caregivers working in residential aged care services; as well as for CALD residents living in ARC facilities and their families.

Recommended background learning for this resource:

This resource complements the CALD Cultural Competency Training Programme. It is expected that readers of this resource will:

  1. Have completed CALD 1: Culture and Cultural Competency.

  2. Additionally, it is highly recommended that the readers of this resource will:

Published in April 2016

Authors: Dr Kathy Peri and Dr Gary Cheung, University of Auckland

Suggested Citation: Peri, K., Cheung, G. (2016). CALD Guidelines for Dementia Patients in Aged Residential Care. University of Auckland. Retrieved from:

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