Written by researchers and experienced health professionals from Hong Kong, China, Chiu and Law identify and examine important issues of healthy ageing after COVID-19 from research and policy perspectives in the Asian contexts.
This book opens with discussions of healthy ageing from personal, social, economic, and political perspectives. These discussions make reference to the key characteristics of a community health model. It aims to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care in an international perspective, citing the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong as a case report. Comprehensive analysis on the influence of COVID-19 infection on Hong Kong and the implemented anti-pandemic policy measures, as well as recommendations of post-pandemic policies to promote healthy ageing, are provided. This monograph also reviews the worldwide impacts on aged care during and after the pandemic, as well as the experience of aged care services in Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific regions. The responding changes in policies and strategies for healthy ageing in selected countries are also reviewed. This monograph ends with a highlight on the design and development of a community model for healthy ageing, providing insights to the achievement of sustainable healthy ageing with reference to the sustainable development goal (SDG) 3.
A valuable resource to governments, politicians, academics, and practitioners, it is intended for formulating future directions of relevant research, and the design and implementation of interventions for the promotion of healthy ageing in the post-pandemic era.
Table of Contents
1. Healthy Ageing in the Personal, Social, Economic and Political Perspectives
Ben Y. F. Fong and Wang-Kin Chiu
2. Policy Analysis of COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, China based on Multiple Streams Framework
Vincent T. S. Law and Ben Y. F. Fong
3. World-wide Impacts on Aged Care during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tommy K. C. Ng and Vincent T. S. Law
4. Experience of Aged Care from Asia-Pacific during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carina Y. H. Lam and Wang-Kin Chiu
5. Review of Healthy Ageing Policies and Strategies in Selected Countries or Regions
Yumi Y. T. Chan and Chor-ming Lum
6. Community Model for Sustainable Healthy Ageing
Wang-Kin Chiu and Ben Y. F. Fong