Older people’s long-term care experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana: a qualitative descriptive study

Kofi AWUVIRY-NEWTON, Jacob Oppong NKANSAH, Abraham NEWTON, Kwamina ABEKAH-CARTER

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Abstract

This study explores older people’s long-term care experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. A qualitative descriptive approach employing semi-structured interviews was used to collect data from 15 older people from Southern Ghana. Analysis of interview data resulted in five interrelated themes: (1) sources and type of long-term care; (2) older people’s satisfaction with the long-term care received; (3) changes in their long-term care; (4) feelings of neglect regarding long-term care; and (5) older people’s resilience in long-term care. The sustainability of long-term care depends on the state’s ability to devise innovative long-term care policies and programmes to promote older people’s and their carers’ well-being
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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