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Critical issues in serving the developmentally disabled elderly

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Gibson, J. W., Rabkin, J., Munson, R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992

Abstract:

Improvements in health care & living conditions have increased the number of persons with developmental disabilities living into old age. Here, data obtained during interviews with 29 key informants from the developmental disabilities & aging service networks are drawn on to identify issues involved in normative aging & health care, & factors affecting access to community-based programs & services. The need for service providers to work closely with family caregivers & advocates as the most critical issues in providing services to the developmentally disabled elderly is stressed as is the need for training in the areas of expected physical & psychological changes associated with aging & health care. Implications for social work education & practice are discussed.


Further Details

Pages: 35-49
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 3.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: mobilityolderhealth improvementcarermental health
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