The United States ranks eighth in the world for the wellbeing of the elderly, according to a new study that looks at the welfare of people aged over 65 in 91 different countries. Sweden ranks first, followed by Norway and Germany. At the bottom of the list are Pakistan, Tanzania and Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is the worst country for the elderly. At 60 years old, Afghan residents could expect only 9.2 years of good health — one of the only nations in the world where healthy life expectancy at 60 was less than a decade.
7 Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders
The Chinese Government elderly care policy is governed by a 90/7/3 formula, meaning it aims for 90 per cent of seniors to remain at home, 7 per cent to stay at intermediate facilities and 3 per cent at nursing homes.
Pakistan, a country without homes for older people.
There is a deep respect for elderly family members in Italian culture. Senior family members are deeply dedicated to their children and grandchildren. Their care comes with the expectation that their children will support and assist them throughout old age later in life.
Aging best #1: Switzerland Senior citizens in Switzerland had the best DALY score, making them the healthiest in the world, according to the new study.
French citizens over the age of 60 and have physical or mental conditions that do not allow for continued independent living often move to an établissement d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes (EHPAD). There are 7,200 facilities in the country that provide care for the elderly.
Be polite. Being polite to an elder is a demonstration of respect. Older Americans grew up during a time when manners and respect were part of everyday etiquette. If they are talking, listen to them. Don’t interrupt them or address them by their first name, unless given permission.