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 significance 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 gentle on varied, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing quite a few foreign reviews, the e-book contrasts assorted healthiness provider preparations and social components and relates them to various health and wellbeing results. Its wide-ranging assurance files overall healthiness and disease traits, stories age-friendly coverage projects, 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 well-being investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ realization to regulations that want 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 carrier 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, healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public healthiness policymakers, and others concerned 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