By Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)
With the longest existence expectancy for males and the second one longest for girls, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s getting older inhabitants. The day-by-day lives of its older adults heavily fit the benefits and drawbacks skilled via city elders in different constructed international locations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient advisor to older people’s social, mental, and healthcare needs—concerns of accelerating significance because the global grows older.
Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case examine in particular compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off gentle on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing various overseas reports, the booklet contrasts diversified wellbeing and fitness carrier preparations and social components and relates them to various overall healthiness results. Its wide-ranging insurance files future health and disease developments, stories age-friendly coverage projects, relates health and wellbeing literacy to sufferers’ lively function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of restricted healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ realization to regulations that want revisiting or retooling as chapters examine significant lifestyles parts including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy concerning getting older issues.
- Elder-positive carrier supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling any such wealth of information on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public healthiness policymakers, and others thinking about enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.
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