Forty-two percent of AAPIs provide care to an older adult, compared to 22% of the general population. Similarly, 17% of AAPIs live in multigenerational households, compared to 7% of the total population. While strength and resiliency are attributes of many AAPI families, AAPI family caregivers face unique challenges in caring for loved ones. Cultural issues, such as family shame, create barriers for AAPIs and their caregivers in accessing formal long-term services and supports.
What We Do
Formal long-term service and support systems often lack the cultural and linguistic capabilities required to effectively engage and serve AAPI older adults and their family caregivers. NAPCA works with aging organizations to strengthen these capabilities, for example, through technical assistance and translation of evidence-based caregiver programs.
Seventy-three percent of AAPIs feel a sense of responsibility to care for their parents, compared to 49% of other Americans. By strengthening the capabilities of long-term service and support systems to equitably serve AAPI family caregivers, NAPCA facilitates access to formal programs and supports that reduce burden and depression, while upholding strong filial ties that reinforce our AAPI families across America.