Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US: Practices and by Susan Orpett Long

By Susan Orpett Long

In an period of fixing demographics and values, this quantity offers a cross-national and interdisciplinary standpoint at the query of who cares for and in regards to the aged. The participants think of study reviews, experimental programmes and private event in Japan and the USA to explicitly examine how rules, practices and interpretations of elder care are evolving on the flip of the century.

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Our comparative analysis suggests that the hallmark of a “successful” aging policy for the Japanese is likely to be found in prudent planning; and for 26 Assuring care: government policies and programs the Americans, in facilitating resilient independent living. An aging policy aligned to the protective approach—based on the will need trajectory—will therefore likely emphasize measures that forestall impending crises. Policies aligned to the contingency approach—based on the might need scenario—will likely emphasize measures to enhance individual control as calamities occur.

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