By Christine Bigby
In response to the author's ten years' examine adventure and social paintings perform services, this pioneering consultant presents modern expert wisdom approximately ageing with a incapacity within the context of the extra mainstream wisdom approximately ageing procedures. Dr Chris Bigby makes use of the concept that of 'successful getting old' as a framework within which to contemplate the problems and practicalities for older individuals with a pre-existing incapacity.
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For example, the support required to exercise choice or participation in the community for an articulate person with a mobility impairment might be quite different from that required by someone with intellectual disability and severe communication impairment. Failure to dif- OLDER PEOPLE WITH LIFELONG DISABILITY: STRATEGIES TO COUNTER AGE… / 39 ferentiate the impact of specific impairments and the disadvantages that stem from the interaction of these with social structures, at the level of policy implementation may lead to neglect and loss of expertise and commitment to meeting specific needs.
20 39 Ju n. 20 33 Ju n. 20 27 Ju n. 20 21 Ju n. 20 15 Ju n. 20 09 Ju n. 20 03 20 Ju n. 20 n. Ju Ju n. 1 Projected number of people with intellectual disability aged 55 years and over in Australia Population characteristics Older people with an intellectual disability are a diverse group, in terms of ability, life history and experiences, connections with family and friends, culture, service use patterns and the individual impact of the ageing process. Attitudes towards them, the availability and nature of formal supports will vary considerably by state and country.
Be cared for in terminal illness, as far as possible in a familiar environment, in a way that respects their wishes. (Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities 2002) Charters of this kind, whilst providing a clear set of messages and directions forward for policymakers, cannot hope to cover the diverse situations of all older people with intellectual disabilities or all the eventualities and decisions that professionals confront. A more general set of principles and processes that can be applied to any situation is also necessary.
Ageing With a Lifelong Disability: A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals by Christine Bigby