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Long-Term Care and Caregiving for Older Adults in Africa

  • By: F. Akosua Agyemang, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work University of Ghana
  • December 01, 2021

In Africa, family members are primarily responsible for providing care and support to older adults. This dependence is a reciprocated act, and one related to an African adage that roughly translates to: “Because you [i.e., one’s older parent] have taken care of me [the child] to grow teeth, I will take care of you until your teeth fall out”

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