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 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 various, interrelated currents within the getting older event. Referencing a variety of foreign reports, the publication contrasts varied future health provider preparations and social elements and relates them to quite a few wellbeing and fitness results. Its wide-ranging assurance records health and wellbeing and ailment traits, reports age-friendly coverage tasks, relates overall healthiness literacy to sufferers’ energetic function of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved team within the department of constrained future health investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ awareness to regulations that want revisiting or retooling as chapters learn significant lifestyles 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, healthiness and cross-cultural psychologists, public health and wellbeing policymakers, and others all for enhancing the standard of elders’ lives.

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10). There is no evidence on whether the population being able to live in the community in Hong Kong is more dependent or not as compared to the other cities. 2% in New York City (tasks include dressing and bathing) (CSD 2009b; USCB 2011). 1% in New York City (tasks include visiting a doctor’s office and shopping). 2 Hong Kong and Other World Cities 25 It is uncertain as to whether the high institutionalization rate in Hong Kong is a result of inadequate community supports, inadequate housings with various forms of assistance, inadequate space to allow for home modification for those with increasing dependency, or some combination of these factors.

Compared with hospitals where beds were less adequate, relatively longer LOS per inpatient episode would be expected, since hospitals providing more beds were less likely to discharge patients due to shortage of beds. H. Chau et al. Bed adequacy in public hospitals N Categories of bed adequacy ratio Adequacy ratio significantly high, in top one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly high, not in top one-sixth Adequacy ratio not significantly high, in top one-sixth Other communities Adequacy ratio not significantly low, in bottom one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly low, not in bottom one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly low, in bottom one-sixth Primary care adequacy in community N Categories of primary care adequacy ratio Adequacy ratio significantly high, in top one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly high, not in top one-sixth Adequacy ratio not significantly high, in top one-sixth Other communities Adequacy ratio not significantly low, in bottom one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly low, not in bottom one-sixth Adequacy ratio significantly low, in bottom one-sixth Fig.

10). There is no evidence on whether the population being able to live in the community in Hong Kong is more dependent or not as compared to the other cities. 2% in New York City (tasks include dressing and bathing) (CSD 2009b; USCB 2011). 1% in New York City (tasks include visiting a doctor’s office and shopping). 2 Hong Kong and Other World Cities 25 It is uncertain as to whether the high institutionalization rate in Hong Kong is a result of inadequate community supports, inadequate housings with various forms of assistance, inadequate space to allow for home modification for those with increasing dependency, or some combination of these factors.

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