By Jean Woo
With the longest lifestyles 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 downsides skilled by means of 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 value because the international 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 various, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing a variety of foreign reviews, the e-book contrasts diverse future health provider preparations and social components and relates them to various healthiness results. Its wide-ranging insurance records wellbeing and fitness and sickness tendencies, studies age-friendly coverage tasks, relates future health literacy to sufferers’ energetic function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved crew within the department of restricted well-being investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ realization to regulations that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters examine significant lifestyles parts including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy relating to getting older issues.
- Elder-positive provider supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling this kind of wealth of knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, future health and cross-cultural psychologists, public overall healthiness policymakers, and others fascinated with bettering the standard of elders’ lives.
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Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective: 5 (International Perspectives on Aging) by Jean Woo