Long-Term Care Around the Globe| Volume 16, ISSUE 12, P1104.e15-1104.e19, December 01, 2015

Lessons to Exchange: A Comparison of Long-Term Care Between Two Cultures: Uganda and Singapore

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      Today, both the developed and developing world are facing fast-aging populations. Projections show that by 2050, 80% of the world's older persons will live in low and middle-income countries. As developed countries look to institutionalization as one of the means to cope with the challenges of long-term care of seniors, the developing world, with a different cultural, socioeconomic, and environmental context, may yet offer insights that instruct and inspire. By analyzing and comparing the approaches, context, and progress of Singapore and Uganda in coping with frail and dependent seniors, this article provides lessons about what the developing and developed world can offer each other, and in turn, teach us about long-term care of seniors.


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