Psycho-Social Experiences and Healthcare Delivery for Older Adults in Nigeria

SAGE Open, Volume 13, Issue 2, April-June 2023.
Each country is expected to take care of its growing population. In Nigeria, the pre-requisite for adequate health care delivery are still unmet. Nigerians especially the elderly fall victim to the danger of death. The study seeks to explore psycho-social experiences and healthcare delivery for older adults in Nigeria. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used for data collection from 1,180 respondents, from seven villages in the community. Data were analyzed using content analysis, simple percentages, and chi-square. The study found that there is no healthcare delivery for the elderly, they underwent problems such as loneliness, isolation, and abandonment in healthcare delivery. The study recommends the intervention of the government which will enhance the conditions of the elderly.

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