Title

Minimizing Health Risks Among Older Adults With Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities: Clinical Considerations to Promote Quality of Life

Abstract

The number of individuals aging with lifelong intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) is increasing and is expected to double by 2030. People with I/DD have faced a number of health disparities, including health care professionals unprepared to meet their health needs. This article will review age- and health-related clinical considerations among individuals aging with I/DD. The aim is to provide nurses with suggested interventions that promote health, prevent secondary conditions, and foster person-centered care among individuals aging with I/DD to help them live healthy and meaningful lives in their later years.

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Journal Title

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Publisher

Slack

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3928/00989134-20120510-01

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2012, Slack Inc.