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What is meant by the term “well older adults”?

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Jimmy Chan
4 June 2021
What is meant by the term “well older adults”?

What is meant by the term “well older adults”?

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Hugh Chong
3 June 2021

You’re welcome.

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Jimmy Chan
3 June 2021

Thanks for your answer.

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Hugh Chong
3 June 2021

Being well can be conceived of in many ways. It refers to those who live independently and are mobile. Belza and Wooding Baker (2000) defined well older adults as “those with physical, mental, social, and spiritual function or resources to meet the needs of everyday living” (P.12).

Belza, B., & Wooding Baker, M. (2000). Maintaining health in well older adults: Initiatives for schools of nursing and the John A. Hartford Foundation for the 21st century. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 26 (7), 8– 17.

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