Fears come true: the experiences of older care recipients and their family members of live-in foreign home care workers

  title={Fears come true: the experiences of older care recipients and their family members of live-in foreign home care workers},
  author={Liat Ayalon},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  pages={779 - 786}
  • L. Ayalon
  • Published 22 June 2009
  • Medicine
  • International Psychogeriatrics
ABSTRACT Background: Foreign home care services provided to frail older adults by individuals from the developing world are a global phenomenon. This study evaluated the challenges associated with live-in foreign home care from the perspective of older care recipients and their family members. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 23 family members and seven older care recipients. Interviews were analyzed thematically. Results: Three main themes were identified: (i) the intense… 
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