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The future care plans of older adults with learning disabilities living at home with family carers

Prosser, H 1997, 'The future care plans of older adults with learning disabilities living at home with family carers' , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10 (1) , pp. 15-32.

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Abstract

This article describes the future residential and financial provision planned for a group of people with intellectual disability over the age of 40 years living with relatives in the family home and investigates the factors which influence carers' decisions to plan for the future. Results indicated that plans for the future residential care were minimal. Only 28% of carers had made any concrete plans for the future residential care of their relative. In the majority of cases, carers were committed to maintaining long-term home care for their relative with intellectual disability for as long as possible. Attention is drawn to the significant number of elderly parental carers (82% of this sample) who have not made concrete future residential arrangements. Carers were more likely to establish financial plans for their family member. Explores for the reluctance of carers to plan for the future and briefly discusses the potential role of service-providers.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1468-3148
Depositing User: H Prosser
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 10:07
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17695

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