Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities

Aging With Mental Retardation: Oral Health for Older Individuals With Disabilities (2001). Farsai, P. & Calabrese, J.

This brief discusses oral health care for older people with disabilities. It explains the conditions leading to oral health problems for people with disabilities and specifies what to look for in dental treatment and in choosing a dentist. The fact sheet also discusses barriers to accessing proper oral health care and provides recommendations for maintaining proper oral hygiene as people with disabilities age.

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Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Special Issue-Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Current Research, Programming and Practice Implications (2000). Hammel, Joy, & Nochajski, Susan M. The Haworth Press, Vol 18 (1).

ISBN: 0270-3181
COST PER UNIT: $60.00
Order directly from the publisher at: www.HaworthPress.com or call 1-800-429-6784.

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities

Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities (2000). Janicki, M. & Ansello, E. (Eds.) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

This book provides practical approaches that enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities as they age. It draws on field-tested experiences and situations that can be applied to most settings. Topics include: financing services for older adults, collaboration between community agencies, health promotion, and designing age-related services.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
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Value-based human resources management

Value-based human resources management (2000). Henry, D.B., Keys, C.B., & Factor, A.R., In M. Janicki & E. Ansello (Eds.), Community supports for aging adults with lifelong disabilities. (271-286) Baltimore: Brookes Publishing.

Staff in health care and human services organizations that serve the general population may not have the skills to communicate with older adults with intellectual disabilities. This may lead to an inaccurate assessment of the individual’s needs and to an intervention which isn’t appropriate to his/her situation. This chapter explains how organizations can develop and implement management standards based on the values of empowerment, independence, choice, and autonomy to better serve older adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

ISBN: 1-55766-462-5 
COST PER UNIT: $58.00
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Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: Improving Longevity and Promoting Healthy Aging

Aging and Intellectual Disabilities: Improving Longevity and Promoting Healthy Aging (2000). Aging and Intellectual Disabilities Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) of The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).

This series of reports is the outcome of an international initiative to promote the longevity and healthy aging of adults with intellectual disabilities that was jointly organized by the IASSID and the World Health Organization. Work groups of international researchers in aging and intellectual disabilities synthesized the latest research and developed recommendations that produced five reports: Physical Health issues, Biobehavioral issues, Women’s Health, Aging and Social Policy, and a Summative Report.