By Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)
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 by means 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 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 mild on diversified, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing a number of foreign reviews, the e-book contrasts diverse overall healthiness carrier preparations and social elements and relates them to various wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging assurance files well-being and sickness developments, experiences age-friendly coverage projects, relates future health literacy to sufferers’ energetic function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved staff within the department of restricted healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ awareness to regulations that want revisiting or retooling as chapters examine significant existence components including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy relating to getting older issues.
- Elder-positive provider supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling any such 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 overall healthiness policymakers, and others concerned with bettering the standard of elders’ lives.
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The high rate in London may be partly explained by the free services covered by NHS and that in Hong Kong by the low-cost public outpatient clinics. The low rate in New York City reflects the various obstacles in getting primary care, including ineligibility for Medicare and high out-of-pocket costs. 2 Hong Kong and Other World Cities 21 The situation is quite different for dental consultation. 4% in 2007) (CSD 2009c; NYCDHMH 2009). Furthermore, the dental consultation rate among the older population in Hong Kong is substantially lower than that for the younger age groups, but such age disparities are not observed in New York City.
045)* Fig. 6 Path analysis model of SF12-physical. Risk factors: age and sex are also adjusted. 05 SES Socioeconomic Status; DQI Diet Quality Index; PASE Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly; SF12-Physical Physical component of the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey” through socioeconomic position as well as lifestyle factors. Socioeconomic position in turn directly affects self-rated physical health as well as indirectly through lifestyle factors (Fig. 6). A similar pattern of interaction is observed for self-rated mental health, frailty, and mortality, although there are differences in different lifestyle factors and district associations.
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