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Growing Old in EgyptThe Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons$
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Thomas Boggatz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164552

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001

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Geriatric Care in Egypt

Geriatric Care in Egypt

(p.15) 2 Geriatric Care in Egypt
Growing Old in Egypt

Thomas Boggatz

American University in Cairo Press

Care for older persons forms an increasing segment of the Egyptian labor market. The critical question for older persons in Egypt is whether there are enough facilities to meet the demand for care. This chapter contains general information about the number and type of available care facilities, and the qualification of the persons who work as caregivers. It provides a detailed picture of the current situation, beginning with a description of the current institutional framework of care and an overview of its recent development. It introduces the reader to homes for the aged and home care services. Next, it turns to the nursing profession in Egypt and its potential contribution to geriatric care. Contrary to what one might expect, there are only a few nurses working in this field.

Keywords:   Egyptian labor market, care facilities, home care services, nursing profession, geriatric care

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