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

ISBN-10: 1441983538

ISBN-13: 9781441983534

ISBN-10: 1441983546

ISBN-13: 9781441983541

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 downsides skilled through city elders in different constructed 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 global 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 diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing various foreign experiences, the publication contrasts diverse future health provider preparations and social components and relates them to a number of wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging insurance records future health and ailment traits, experiences age-friendly coverage tasks, relates wellbeing and fitness literacy to sufferers’ energetic 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’ awareness to rules that desire revisiting or retooling as chapters examine 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 the sort of wealth of knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, wellbeing and fitness and cross-cultural psychologists, public health and wellbeing policymakers, and others focused on enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.

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Similar to New York City, home help services in London are means-tested. When older people become more dependent in daily living, but institutional care is not required, they may consider living in facilities with a variety of on-site care and support services. London and New York City have developed a range of “community residential options,” which represent an innovative use of existing urban resources. These options can be grouped into two major categories: congregate housing with common services (usually new facilities purposefully constructed) or individual apartments with attached and collective services (adding services to existing housing units).

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. 5% can speak Cantonese (CSD 2008), the indicator on linguistic isolation may not be so relevant to Hong Kong. Instead, disparity in education level, which is more a problem in Hong Kong, may be considered in the construction of a local VI. A study on developing a similar index for Hong Kong is underway.


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