Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities

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Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., Jun 15, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 585 pages
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Like anyone else who is aging, adults with lifelong disabilities want to grow old in their own homes and communities. This book will show you how you can help older adults meet the challenges of healthy aging, including living with families, maintaining a house-hold, and coping with community life. Going beyond the basics, this resource offers practical advice from a holistic approach, including such topics as financing older-age services; supporting health, wellness, and sound nutrition; designing services for special challenges related to old age; adapting home environments; and coping with end-of-life challenges.

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Aging Adults and Their Life Situations
Learning from QualityofLife Models
Older Adults Perspectives on Social

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Vee P. Prasher is Associate Professor - Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry within Birmingham Specialist Community Health NHS Trust (Services for People with Learning Disabilities), United Kingdom.

Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America.

Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development in the United States of America