What has the coronavirus crisis revealed about care for the elderly in the UK? Does the care system in Britain seem unfair to the elderly?
Professor Sarah Harper comments about care for the elderly in the UK in an article published in BBC Russian Service.
"There are many myths around care for older adults, and a pervasive and incorrect view is that families in high income countries neglect their older relatives," said Harper.
"Our work here at Oxford found that while families in high income countries tend not to co-reside in large multi-generational households, as is still the case in many LMICs, care was still very much delivered by the family. This might be in terms of arranging and paying for others to actually provide the care, but this does not infer “neglect,” she told BBC.
"There are those who are very happy with group living and socialising, and those who prefer to be more individual and independent."
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