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Changing landscape of healthcare for people with intellectual disability

Growing older with an intellectual disability

As we have seen in this video, people with intellectual disability are now living much longer due to improved health and social care. Greater community integration and a move away from institutionalization has changed the lives of people with intellectual disability.

However, this in turn has brought about new challenges for healthcare professionals including:

  • Addressing the healthcare needs of older adults with an intellectual disability.
  • Modification of healthcare assessments and measures for community dwelling adults with an intellectual disability.
  • Awareness of older age health conditions in people with an intellectual disability.

Thinking about this video:

  • In the comment section below, describe any changes you have seen in the care of people with intellectual disability over time in your country. For example, deinstitutionalization, or care in the community.
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Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability

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