Written by leading international experts, this book helps
students and practitioners to better understand and cater for the
needs of our ageing population. It examines:
- how services can be provided to meet the expectations and needs
of a growing population of ageing citizens within a cost-effective,
social justice and positive ageing framework
- how resources allocated to aged care can be distributed
equitably to better meet the demands associated with housing,
retirement, service provision and care
- how health promotion principles can contribute to a healthy
Investigating current critical debates in health and social
science, the book explores innovative new approaches to aged care
and ageing. By using international examples and a multidisciplinary
approach, this comprehensive textbook provides a broad
understanding of ageing from a social perspective and analyzes
concepts of ageism, healthy ageing and positive ageing.
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