Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Elder Hmong Home Care Services Emerge

SoSaib Care, Inc. (shaw-SHEE-ah) has been providing home care services since 2003, but recently switched from intensive to personal care. This agency, taking its name from the Hmong phrase "tender love and care" is allowing Hmong elders to stay at home, following cultural customs and savings on costs. The agency provides care for all ethnic groups, but does focus on providing culturally relevant care while at the same time keeping people out of nursing homes.

I found this article to be an interesting concept -- caring for our elders, recognizing cultural customs, and minimizing government expense. It seems like a win for all involved. I'm curious to see if other like-minded agencies will emerge in the future?

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