This open access 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.
• Presents cutting-edge research on elder and dementia care and social inclusion
• Identifies and details global aging challenges and offers innovative and impactful solutions
• Uniquely presents the need for effective health and long-term care delivery and financing within the context of a socially inclusive society that values quality of life, in addition to treatment
• Valuable resource for researchers, students and policy makers interested in long-term care financing, person-centered care, coordinated primary care, home based palliative and primary care, acute and emergency care in the home and community, social determinants of health and social inclusion