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 built 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 examine particularly compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on varied, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing various foreign reports, the e-book contrasts diverse well-being carrier preparations and social elements and relates them to a number of wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging insurance records future health and ailment tendencies, studies age-friendly coverage projects, relates health and wellbeing literacy to sufferers’ energetic 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’ realization to guidelines that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters examine 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 sort of 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 well-being policymakers, and others fascinated by 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