A FRANK LOOK AT THE LACK OF RESIDENT DIVERSITY
What are the barriers to expanding racial and ethnic diversity among resident populations in Life Plan Communities? This brief outlines attitudes, concerns and influences among community-dwelling Black or African American, Latinx, and South Asian older adults, and offers practical suggestions to providers help increase diversity in their Life Plan Community.
IN THIS RESEARCH BRIEF, YOU’LL LEARN:
- Specific challenges and motivators that may influence racial and/or ethnic older adults’ decision to move
- Attitudes toward Life Plan Communities held by racial and/or ethnic older adults
- Strategies that Life Plan Community operators, staff, and current residents could implement to increase resident diversity in their communities
FROM THIS RESEARCH BRIEF:
“Approximately half of survey participants reported that living in a community that was racially and ethnically diverse was either very or extremely important to them.”