|Institution web page||https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kofi-awuvirynewton-uon|
|Host institution||The University of Newcastle|
|Team members||1Kofi Awuviry-Newton Jacob Oppong Nkansah, Abraham Newton Kwamina Abekah-Carter|
|Funding information (if funded)||None|
This study explored older peoples’ lived experiences regarding the LTC during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. A descriptive qualitative approach employing semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from 15 older people from southern Ghana
|Outputs / Expected Outputs|
Analysis of interview data resulted in five interrelated themes; 1) LTC sources and nature during COVID-19 pandemic, 2) older peoples’ LTC satisfaction level, 3) LTC alterations during COVID-19, 4) feelings of neglect and 5) resilience in LTC during COVID-19. Sustainability of LTC depends on the state authority to devise innovative LTC policies and programs to promote the wellbeing of older people and their primary caregivers.
Papers are currently under review.
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Care setting||Care homes/LTC facilities|
|Funding type||No funding|
|Impact/outcomes||Cost and other financial impacts | Quality of care | Social interaction | Wellbeing and quality of life|
|Intervention types||End of life care and advance care planning | Environmental/building interventions | Medicalization of care homes | Use of technology|
|Methods||Literature reviews and synthesis | Qualitative studies|