Predictors of Quality-of-Care Provided by Migrant Live-In Caregivers of Frail older Persons: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield*, Hava Golander

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We examined the association between employment-related characteristics and the quality-of-care migrant live-in caregivers provide to older care-recipients. Structured interviews were conducted with 115 migrant live-in caregivers, 72 older care-recipients, and 117 relatives of care-recipients. We conducted correlations among dependent (quality-of-care), independent (quality of relationship between caregiver and informant, caregiver perception of work, and problematic employment conditions), and demographic variables, and performed a path analysis by conducting a series of multiple regressions. Quality-of-care was most highly correlated with quality of relationship between informant and caregiver. Quality of relationship was predicted by caregiver perceptions of work, which was negatively predicted by problematic employment conditions. In the relatives-based model, quality of relationship was significantly better when the care-receiver was female and the care-recipient needed more assistance with activities of daily living. The study clarifies the role of caregiver work characteristics for quality-of-care and highlights the crucial role of the relationship with the care-recipient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2167-2179
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022


FundersFunder number
Herczeg Institute on Aging
Israel Ministry of Senior Citizens
Minerva Foundation
National Insurance Institute of Israel
Tel Aviv University


    • foreign care-workers
    • frail older care-recipients
    • live-in caregivers
    • problematic employment conditions for foreign caregivers
    • quality of relationships in care


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