What Country is the Best Place for Older People to Live?
According to Global AgeWatch 2015,Switzerland is the best place to live if you are older. Representing about 901 million people and the information measures their lives over four key areas: health, employment, education and their enabling environment.
By 2030 it is estimated that there will be more people over 60 than under the age of 5. This index gives us a picture of the social and economic wellbeing of people over the age of 60 years in 96 countries around the world now.
Global AgeWatch constructed and developed by HelpAge International, uses data compiled by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNESCO, International Labour Organization and the Gallup World Poll.
The data that has been compiled can be used as a tool to measure changes and progress of countries various policies and practices. It is always good to look at how countries differ and make comparisons of the wellbeing of their aging populations. Previously the shortage of data on older people has excluded them from helping in policy provision and in future development of this growing group of citizens.
So, if Switzerlandis the number one place to live where does your country come in the Global Ranking Table ?
- United States of America
- United Kingdom.
The places you don’t want to live if you are over 60 are…
Bottom 10 countries:
93. West Bank and Gaza
Christine Kennard wrote about Alzheimer’s for HealthCentral. She has many years of experience in private and public sector nursing care homes for people with dementia. She has worked in a variety of hospital, public and private health settings and specialized in community nursing. Christine is qualified in group analytic psychotherapy, is registered in general and mental health nursing and has a Masters degree.