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Title: Encouraging Quality of Life for Aging Persons who have Developmental Disabilities
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Dwayne  (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8164
Abstract: Studies indicate that people with developmental disabilities are aging at a similar rate to the mainstream. This has occurred from the time of deinstitutionalisation and the move into community based living. Community based programs and services have encouraged quality of life outcomes that address the need for improved medical, physical, and nutritional care. These factors have contributed to addressing psychological, social and spiritual needs, as well as generating opportunities for education and employment. This article discusses encouraging quality of life outcomes for those who are aging with developmental disabilities, and how social educators and caregivers need to attend to training programs that address the dual concerns of aging and disability services. This article gives an overview of the historical background of these issues and highlights the health concerns for those who are aging with developmental disabilities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, 2(1), p. 62-67
Publisher: Australian Counselling Association
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Australia
ISSN: 1832-1135
Field of Research (FOR): 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.cphjournal.com/journals/vol_02.php
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