Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective by Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)

By Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)

With the longest existence 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 via 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 global grows older.

Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case learn particularly compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off gentle on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing a variety of overseas experiences, the e-book contrasts various future health provider preparations and social components and relates them to various well-being results. Its wide-ranging assurance records healthiness and disease traits, studies age-friendly coverage tasks, relates healthiness literacy to sufferers’ energetic position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of restricted health and wellbeing investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ awareness to regulations that want revisiting or retooling as chapters learn significant existence components 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 one of these wealth of information on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, future health and cross-cultural psychologists, public healthiness policymakers, and others all in favour of bettering the standard of elders’ lives.

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Risk for premature death and abandonment in the event of an emergency, it can identify neighborhoods where special efforts should be made to reach vulnerable older people. Consequently, resources can be allocated to assist these vulnerable older people and emergency plans can be devised according to their economic, social, and cultural characteristics. For Hong Kong, an equivalent index has not been available. Yet, direct adaptation of the methodology may not be feasible. First, due to cultural difference, some indicators may not be valid for Hong Kong.

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