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Aging Well

Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Demographics

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 1-5Open Access
  3. Healthcare in the United States

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 7-18Open Access
  4. Long-Term Care Financing

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 19-27Open Access
  5. Person-Centered Long-Term Care

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 29-58Open Access
  6. Home-Based Palliative Care and Aging in Place and Community

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 59-78Open Access
  7. Coordinated Primary Care

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 79-90Open Access
  8. Emergency Medicine and Hospital Care in the Home and Community

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 91-115Open Access
  9. Support for Those Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 117-138Open Access
  10. Merging Health and Social Services

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 139-158Open Access
  11. Purpose and Social Inclusion

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 159-202Open Access
  12. Eight Lessons for Social Inclusion and High-Quality Sustainable Elder Care

    • Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine
    Pages 203-215Open Access
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 217-218

About this book

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.


  • Health care
  • Ageing
  • Patient-centered care
  • Long-term care
  • Dementia
  • Social inclusion
  • Cognitive decline
  • Elder population
  • Palliative care
  • Open Access


“The purpose is to inspire, educate, and network individuals who are in leadership positions in healthcare. … The book is written for physicians and administrators in healthcare professions across the long-term healthcare continuum.” (Wendy Boren, Doody's Book Reviews, August 16, 2019) “As populations age across the world, over-burdened health systems struggle with the challenges. Aging Well provides solutions. Revealing innovative programs, new models, and evolving practices, Galiana and Haseltine offer prescriptions to providers, payers, policymakers, and patients that can ensure a healthier future for generations to come.” (Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, Chairman of, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology)

“Policymakers, insurers, and providers of care to older people, and indeed anyone interested in the future of aging, should read this book. It describes amazing work responding to the challenges of an aging population in the United States. It will inspire others to follow these examples for everyone’s benefit, not just the lucky few who have enjoyed these innovations.” (Ian Philp, Professor of Global Ageing Studies, University of Stirling, UK)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vital Research, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Jean Galiana

  • ACCESS Health International, New York, NY, USA

    William A. Haseltine

About the authors

Jean Galiana managed qualitative research projects at ACCESS Health International with a goal of discovering, documenting, and advocating for best practices in aging in the United States. She now works as a consultant for EasyCare Academy as a writer for internal and external publications and communications, and is enrolled in a Masters of Aging Services Management program of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California.

William A. Haseltine, PhD, is the chair and president of ACCESS Health International. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments, the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and the Division of Human Retrovirology. He has authored more than two hundred manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is the author of several books, including Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story, Aging with Dignity: Innovation and Challenge in Sweden, Every Second Counts: India’s Emergency Response System and Voices in Dementia Care.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Aging Well

  • Book Subtitle: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging

  • Authors: Jean Galiana, William A. Haseltine

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-2163-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-2164-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 218

  • Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Geriatrics, Geriatric Care, Palliative Care, Social Work

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)