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By Thomas Boggatz

A brand new learn of Egypt's assets for elder care, and an exploration of the cultural and social attitudes that influence this ever-increasing desire in sleek society

The Egyptian society is getting older. households need to locate suggestions for care-dependent older people, whereas while, social adjustments threaten the conventional approach of relations care. The society has to evolve to this formerly unknown state of affairs and to strengthen new techniques for assembly the wishes of its older participants. in response to 8 years of study, this booklet investigates the cultural shifts necessitated via those advancements. It introduces the reader to the nursing houses and residential care companies which are at the moment to be had in Egypt's higher towns. It describes how more youthful individuals face the demanding situations of the recent occupation of care-giving and the way recipients adapt in several how one can the placement of receiving care by means of non-family contributors. in addition to analyzing culturally rooted attitudes, care wishes and their similar elements are analyzed that allows you to ident

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What mattered for caregivers was that they had received a particular training that distinguished them from unskilled workers. During their work, they struggled to preserve their status and tried to set their particular role apart from a servant’s role by rejecting household tasks. I am only responsible for the care service recipient and her wellbeing, whereas a servant’s job is to take care of the house, to clean it, and to make it look nice. I have to cook for my care service recipient since she needs a special diet.

In such a context, the reputation of the job could serve as pretext for an argument. In addition, the male role has remained unaltered and most Egyptian men refuse to perform tasks in the household. They may blame women for neglecting their domestic duties if they go out to work. Consequently a job results in a double burden for women, especially if they have children. The work as a caregiver takes a lot of time. m. m. . and I have to travel long distances to reach my client. . I was not able to pick up my son from the kindergarten and had no time for the household.

Women who have to perform this kind of job prefer to conceal it from their neighbors (Hoodfar 1999). What mattered for caregivers was that they had received a particular training that distinguished them from unskilled workers. During their work, they struggled to preserve their status and tried to set their particular role apart from a servant’s role by rejecting household tasks. I am only responsible for the care service recipient and her wellbeing, whereas a servant’s job is to take care of the house, to clean it, and to make it look nice.

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