Social Support For The Aged: The Role Of Private Care Homes In Accra

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate the role of Private Care Homes in supporting the aged in Accra. The study adopted a mixed research technique in the data collection and analysis. It also used a cross sectional survey design. The data was collected from mainly primary sources using interview guide and questionnaire from Private Care Homes in Accra, Adenta, Osu and Dzorwulu. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. The findings of the study indicated that private Care Homes primarily provide their patrons services ranging from training in care for the elderly, medical services, social services and other home related services, as well as recreation. The study found that reasons why some aged people patronise services of private care homes are due to the busy schedule of their children, and neglect by their children, and modernisation. It also found that the challenges Private Care Homes face include (1) lack of or inadequate specialist staff, (2) committed or dedicated staff to provide services for aged people, (3) financial constraints, (4) lack of regulatory framework, among others. Lastly, it found that aged people in care homes are likely to face social inclusion problems, and institutional abuse in the form of being forced to eat or go to bed at a particular time, financial difficulties, as well as lack of choice and alternatives in service provision. It was however found that physical abuse between residents in private care homes will not exist and pose problem to the occupants. Consequently, services provided by private care homes suggestedly have affirmative impact on welfare of aged people. Based on these outcomes, the study made some recommendations which will significantly influence public policy in effective management of aged people and administration Care Homes in Ghana specially and Africa in general. 

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APA

FRIMPONG, J (2021). Social Support For The Aged: The Role Of Private Care Homes In Accra. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/social-support-for-the-aged-the-role-of-private-care-homes-in-accra

MLA 8th

FRIMPONG, JOYCE "Social Support For The Aged: The Role Of Private Care Homes In Accra" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/social-support-for-the-aged-the-role-of-private-care-homes-in-accra. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

FRIMPONG, JOYCE . "Social Support For The Aged: The Role Of Private Care Homes In Accra". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/social-support-for-the-aged-the-role-of-private-care-homes-in-accra >.

Chicago

FRIMPONG, JOYCE . "Social Support For The Aged: The Role Of Private Care Homes In Accra" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/social-support-for-the-aged-the-role-of-private-care-homes-in-accra