Elderly family care situation, daily activities, housing and physical well being in Nigeria

Abidemi R. Asiyanbola, Olabisi Onabanjo University

The link between elderly family care, daily activities, housing condition and physical well being are explored with a view to examine the quality of life of elderly in Ibadan, Nigeria. The data used is from a larger household survey carried out by the author for his PhD thesis at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. ANOVA, correlation and regression statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. The result shows that there is significant variation in elderly family care and physical well being. A significant relationship is found between: (i) elderly family care and household income, elderly age, youngest child age; (ii) elderly daily activities and physical well being; and (iii) elderly housing condition and physical well being. Policy implication suggests that quality of life for elderly will be improved through the socio-economic empowerment of families and provision of efficient and effective social welfare/health, amenities and services.

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