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Perspectives about support challenges facing health workers assisting older adults with and without intellectual disability in rural versus urban settings in Australia

Janicki, Matthew; Knox, Marie; Wark, Stuart; Parmenter, Trevor; Hussain, Rafat


Aims: Life expectancy for both sexes in Australia exceeds 80 years, with individuals with intellectual disability also increasingly living into older age. This research aimed to comparatively examine perceptions of staff supporting either older adults or age peers with lifelong intellectual disability. Methods: This project asked 420 medical, health, and support workers about training adequacy, health services access, and trigger points for premature institutionalisation. This paper is based on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1326589


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