Aging Well

Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

by Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine

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Book Description

This book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Aging Well ebook for free in PDF format (5.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Demographics
1
Chapter 2
Healthcare in the United States
7
Chapter 3
Long-Term Care Financing
19
Chapter 4
Person-Centered Long-Term Care
29
Chapter 5
Home-Based Palliative Care and Aging in Place and Community
59
Chapter 6
Coordinated Primary Care
79
Chapter 7
Emergency Medicine and Hospital Care in the Home and Community
91
Chapter 8
Support for Those Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers
117
Chapter 9
Merging Health and Social Services
139
Chapter 10
Purpose and Social Inclusion
159
Chapter 11
Eight Lessons for Social Inclusion and High-Quality Sustainable Elder Care
203
Index
 
217

Book Details

Subject
Medical
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2019
Pages
218
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811321634
ISBN10
9811321639
ISBN13 Digital
9789811321641
ISBN10 Digital
9811321647
PDF Size
5.3 MB
License
CC BY

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