By Jean Woo
With the longest lifestyles expectancy for males and the second one longest for ladies, 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 way 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 global grows older.
Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case research particularly compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing a number of overseas reports, the publication contrasts diverse health and wellbeing provider preparations and social elements and relates them to a number of healthiness results. Its wide-ranging insurance files overall healthiness and sickness developments, reports age-friendly coverage tasks, relates healthiness literacy to sufferers’ lively position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of restricted overall healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ recognition to guidelines that want revisiting or retooling as chapters learn significant existence components including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy relating to getting older issues.
- Elder-positive carrier supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling one of these wealth of information on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, health and wellbeing and cross-cultural psychologists, public future health policymakers, and others desirous about 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