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 built international locations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient consultant 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 mild on varied, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing a variety of overseas reports, the ebook contrasts diversified well-being provider preparations and social elements and relates them to quite a few well-being results. Its wide-ranging insurance files healthiness and sickness traits, reports age-friendly coverage tasks, relates healthiness literacy to sufferers’ lively function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of restricted wellbeing and fitness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ cognizance to rules that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters study significant existence parts including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy concerning 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 information on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, overall healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public well-being policymakers, and others excited 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