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Older adults’ long-term care (LTC) experiences in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic: A descriptive qualitative study

Project statusComplete
Contact Kofi Awuviry-Newton
Institution web pagehttps://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
Project Summary

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.

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Older adults’ long-term care (LTC) experiences in Ghana during the COVID-19 pandemic: A descriptive qualitative study