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.
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Table of Contents
Healthcare in the United States
Long-Term Care Financing
Person-Centered Long-Term Care
Home-Based Palliative Care and Aging in Place and Community
Coordinated Primary Care
Emergency Medicine and Hospital Care in the Home and Community
Support for Those Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Merging Health and Social Services
Purpose and Social Inclusion
Eight Lessons for Social Inclusion and High-Quality Sustainable Elder Care
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