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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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Caring for Older Persons: The Caregivers' Perspective

Caring for Older Persons: The Caregivers' Perspective

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(p.23) 3 Caring for Older Persons: The Caregivers' Perspective
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Growing Old in Egypt
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Thomas Boggatz

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.003.0004

The apparent lack of caregivers raises the question of what can be done in order to increase the workforce. An answer can be found by investigating and understanding the perspective of current caregivers. This chapter discusses two recently conducted qualitative studies for such investigations. It turns to the concrete experiences of these caregivers and explores how they respond to the challenge of caring for older persons. At the same time it illuminates the difficulties of recruiting people for this job. The availability of care facilities and caregivers, however, does not allow conclusions about the attitudes of older persons who seek care. To understand the demand, one has to consider the factors that motivate older persons' decisions about receiving different types of care.

Keywords:   caregivers, workforce, qualitative studies, care facilities, older persons

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