By Jean Woo
With the longest existence 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 drawbacks skilled through 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 research particularly compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on varied, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing quite a few foreign reports, the booklet contrasts varied well-being provider preparations and social elements and relates them to a number of wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging insurance records wellbeing and fitness and sickness traits, studies age-friendly coverage tasks, relates healthiness literacy to sufferers’ lively position 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’ recognition to regulations that want revisiting or retooling as chapters learn significant existence 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 sort 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 future health policymakers, and others serious 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