Adopt A Granny Scheme Case Study

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like most of their urban counter partners. Similarly, some elderly in urban centers including Accra risk becoming poor and in need of fiscal assistance if the supports they need in their economic life are not provided.
This decentralized and localized means of defining expectations of the program ensure scarce fiscal resource are given the those in most need while economically active elderly are given physical or material support. Thus, there is the need for local community-based age care groups and partner agencies such as Age Concern Ghana and Sisters of Hope to be allowed to define expectations of the program based on the socio-economic needs of older persons in areas they serve.
4.2 How are these expectations measured? (Summative and
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Finding and Conclusion
5.1 Findings of Case Study
The findings of this case study on Help-Age Ghana’s “Adopt a Granny Scheme” can be summarized as follows:
• The program provides a much need social and fiscal services to older persons in Ghana. Documented evidence of poverty among older persons and lack of social security welfare program for the elderly in Ghana means this program is a vital social solution to the problems aforementioned.
• Although Help-Age Ghana and its community based age care groups are concentrated in the capital city – Accra, poor older persons outside this catchment area are able to benefit from the program through the agency’s partners such as Sisters of Hope and Age Concern Ghana.
• Comprehensive nature of the program and its link with other social programs run by Help-Age Ghana ensures that clients of “Adopt a Granny Scheme” are able to meet their basic physiological needs as well as other advance needs according to Maslow 's hierarchy of need.

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Advocacy works of Help-Age Ghana and it partner agencies such as Age Concern Ghana and Compassion Aged Africa Foundation, as well as, the success story of the “Adopt a Granny Scheme” have resulted in a “National Ageing Policy” in Ghana. This national ageing policy is to have a component similar to the “Adopt a Granny Scheme” under the nationwide LEAP (Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty) program. Under this program poor and vulnerable older persons will receive monthly financial benefit of GHc 96.00 (34.00 CAD). The current government program lacks a holistic approach to tackling issues of ageing and deprivation in Ghana; thus a comprehensive evaluation of Help-Age Ghana “Adopt a Granny Scheme” may be necessary to demonstrate the need for a holistic approach in tackling poverty and welfare among the elderly in

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