Challenges faced by the aged in old people’s homes in Zambia
MetadataShow full item record
This paper is an extract from a PhD study on caring for the aged in old people’s homes in Zambia and implications for Adult Education programmes. It discusses the challenges faced by the aged residing in old people’s homes in Zambia. Among the major challenges the aged faced included inadequate shelter, boredom due to lack of creative activities, lack of medical facilities for the aged in the homes, poor sanitation, lack of electricity and lack of food variety. The paper concluded that although old people’s homes in Zambia were offering important services to the needy aged residents and demonstrated some capacity to deliver them, the aged faced a number of challenges, the major ones of which have been highlighted above. These challenges need to be mitigated by the government and other stakeholders so that the aged in these homes could receive adequate care and have their general welfare improved.