Meeting the healthcare and social needs of the older population is a personal challenge for millions of Americans and billions more worldwide. It is also a growing global public health challenge. Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging is a comprehensive study on how to support the health and wellbeing of older adults. Written and researched by ACCESS Health Chair and President William A. Haseltine and researcher Jean Galiana, Aging Well identifies and analyzes policies and practices in the United States that can serve as models of excellence in elder care and optimal aging.
Based on in depth interviews with elder care experts, the book outlines the challenge 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 topics explored range from providing person-centered long term care to making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling more opportunities to age in place.
Aging Well provides an intimate glimpse into the greatest challenges facing older adults today and offers caregivers, policymakers, and healthcare leaders insights into sustainable models of excellence that can reduce health spending while improving the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for older adults.