Residents of aged care homes represent one of the sickest and most vulnerable members of the community. One third of residents in residential aged care facilities are from a non-English speaking background with limited English proficiency (LEP), which makes them a particularly at-risk population. Effective communication with residents is a requirement for the delivery of equitable and high-quality primary health care. Yet, there is a known lack of utilisation of translating and interpreting services in mainstream, non-language specific aged care homes.
Health services; aged care; aging; interpreting and translating services; CALD; vulnerable populations; equity in health care; health workforce; data
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