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Health promotion targeting older people adult health promotion


GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.

Promoting the health of older adults is not simply a matter of taking existing guidelines and extrapolating them. This author tells you what's recommended for this age group.

Sep 05, 2016 · Health promotion is meant for the entire population. If a specific group within a population is singled out as the recipient of health promotion interventions, it is because of a valid reason, such as epidemiological concerns or preferences in social policy (e.g. measures targeting vulnerable or disadvantaged groups).Cited by: 10.