Healthcare Services Assignment

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HEALTHCARE SERVICES2IntroductionAcross Asia, elderly people account to 60% of entire population and this is anticipated to growwithin the next 50 years. Dealing with the unprecedented pace of the population aging, the Asiangovernment need to tackle the important policy problems (Ansah, Eberlein, Love, Bautista,Thompson, Malhotra & Matchar, 2014). This could be how best might the need of the elderly bemet , additional aspect to appear might be how the current approaches to support the elderlyplace the undue burden to the younger generations . The means of the population aging continuesto be occurring a lot more rapidly in Asia countries compared to the western countries , and itoccurs in some Asia countries for example Singapore and Taiwan at a much previously phase ofthe economic development . According to statistics it showed that in 2000, the average age inAsia was around 29 years. Such was an estimated six percentage of the region total populationwere at the age of 65 and older , thirty percent were under the age of fifteen as well as sixty fourwere working age group of fifteen to sixty four years . The problem of the aging population inSingapore and Taiwan are renowned and it has debated much .However, the causal factors whichhave been associated to this phenomenon have not been understood fully, involving as they do,both:An unprecedented and the continuing decline in all the causes all ages mortality resulting in thegrowing number of the elderly who are sixty five and above in the population(Tiong, Yap, Huat,Phoon & Luo, 2013). Additionally, the reduction in the number of the children being born to thefamilies which resulted in the reduced fertility rate that are below the population replenishmentlevel.Consequences which is associated to the population with increase in the population has beeneconomically inactive individual through the decrease of proportion that are economically active
HEALTHCARE SERVICES3(Tiong, Yap, Huat Koh, Phoon & Luo, 2013). These implications have not been fullyunderstood, while the effect of the social and the health care are well known. In this research, itwill discuss the challenges which are related to the aging population especially in Singapore andTaiwan. Further, it will discuss the demographic changes, the policies and the culture in thesetwo countries.The demographic changesThe demographic changes which will be examined that impact on the aging population inSingapore and Taiwan are as follows; sustained baby boom, the hasty reduction in the fertility aswell as steady decline in the mortality.Sustained baby boomIn Singapore there has been decline in the birth rate and the government is spending 1.6 billiondollars in an effort to reverse the country in the declining birth rate. This money would be usedfor the new measures for individuals to access the public housing and help with the medical bills.In Singapore they are still at the nascent stage of development(Subramaniam, Chong,Vaingankar, Abdin, Chua, Chua & Jeyagurunathana, 2015). With the fewer children the babyboomers could have less support in their older years, and there would be greater burden to thecurrent working generation when it comes to caring of the elderly parents, as well as theirchildren. The graying of the boomers population, which is occurring in Singapore it willconstitute to the demographic revolution as well as the most critical public policy issuescurrently.In Taiwan it has a low birthrates and at the same time facing the decline in the population.According to Taiwan National Development Council they have highlighted that the population
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