Can you imagine the chaos if all family members that nurse their elderly decide to strike, and ask the government to care for them?
A case which the family, the most extensive and free “nursing center”, gave up on nursing their elderly means the collapse of the society as we know it. In this book, Ismail Tufan argues that every feasable and efficient solution that will mentally, socially, phisically and economically help the families to nurse their elderly is a gain for the society with the help of convincing research findings.
The weakest link among the elderly in need of care is the Alzheimer patients. In Turkey, they are looked after only by their families, and neither the government nor the private sector seem to offer a solution to solve their problems. While explaining the results of his research on the problems of the family members who nurse their elderly in their home, Tufan offers the first “gerontological care model” in Turkey. He propose solutions that will ease the family member’s burdens on their struggle to care for the elderly.
“In Need of Care” is a comprehensive and innovative work, and an excellent source for comparative studies.