By Jean Woo
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 by means of city elders in different constructed nations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient consultant to older people’s social, mental, and healthcare needs—concerns of accelerating significance 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 different, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing quite a few overseas reports, the ebook contrasts various healthiness provider preparations and social components and relates them to various overall healthiness results. Its wide-ranging insurance records future health and disease tendencies, experiences age-friendly coverage tasks, relates health and wellbeing literacy to sufferers’ lively position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of constrained healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ cognizance to guidelines that want revisiting or retooling as chapters learn 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 any such wealth of knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, overall healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public healthiness policymakers, and others enthusiastic about enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.
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Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective: 5 (International Perspectives on Aging) by Jean Woo