By Jean Woo

With the longest lifestyles expectancy for males and the second one longest for girls, 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 nations. 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 research particularly compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing various overseas reviews, the publication contrasts diversified well-being carrier preparations and social elements and relates them to numerous future health results. Its wide-ranging insurance records future health and ailment tendencies, experiences age-friendly coverage projects, relates wellbeing and fitness literacy to sufferers’ lively function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved staff within the department of constrained well-being investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ consciousness to regulations 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 relating to 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 knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public future health policymakers, and others considering enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.

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