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The World ageing situation: exploring a society for all ages

UNITED NATIONS. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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New York

Presents an overview of the many global issues around an ageing population. Contains chapters on: development and the ageing of populations in Africa; ageing rural populations in South East and East Asia; the situation of older people in newly industrialised countries of East Asia; the situation of older women in the Latin Americal region; global ageing and intergenerational equity issue; and rewriting lifemaps.


Long-term care in the 21st century: perspectives from around the Asia-Pacific rim

CHI Iris
Haworth Press
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Binghamton, NY

Discusses policies and programmes for long-term care in seven countries around the Asia-Pacific Rim: the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Each country is covered in two chapters, one to examine the philosophy and values that underlie its approaches to long-term care, the second to discuss its systems of service delivery.The book provides practical information on essential gerontological issues for each country, including: financing arrangements; development of client classification systems; case management in both residential and community-based systems; key source documents, references, and Web sites; political and cultural influences; and home-based and family caregiving

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