This tool was designed for atypical care providers for the elderly as part of the European project “Eldicare: Matching Skills in a growing European Silver Economy”, Project Ref: 601115–EPP–1–2018–EL–EPPKA2–SSA, which aims at offering a pathway out of the shadow economy for atypical/undeclared care givers for the elderly, through education and training in ICT & Health applications.
The psychometric tool consists of 27 questions and it takes approximately 20 minutes to be filled in. Upon completion you will receive your results.
The results will be represented on a descriptive scale. The results in the scale indicate how high you scored on the particular dimension, compared with our reference group. There are four categories of results:
Our reference group are experienced registered & atypical caregivers.
There are no right or wrong responses and pass or fail grades. Answer honestly, even if you don’t like the answer. The quality and accuracy of the results can depend on the sincerity and spontaneity with which each candidate answers the questions.
ELDERLY POPULATION: the elderly population is defined as people aged 65 and over (OECD, 2016).
ATYPICAL CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person and are being paid but are not registered in their country’s national health care system (Triantafyllou et al., 2006).
FORMAL/ REGISTERED CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person that cannot manage on his own and are being paid for their work (Statharou et al., 2011). This category typically involves social workers and nurses (Lamura et al., 2007).
INFORMAL CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person and are not being paid for it. usually family. (Kourasi et al., 2013).
SHADOW ECONOMY: economic activity that is undeclared and for which taxes that should be paid are not (MBN, 2019).