Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: Proceedings of a Workshop (Paperback)National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (author), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author), Health and Medicine Division (author), Board on Health Sciences Policy (author), Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence (author), Sarah Domnitz (editor), Joe Alper (editor)
Paperback 114 Pages / Published: 24/04/2017
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As the demographics of the United States shift toward a population that is made up of an increasing percentage of older adults and people with disabilities, the workforce that supports and enables these individuals is also shifting to meet the demands of this population. For many older adults and people with disabilities, their priorities include maximizing their independence, living in their own homes, and participating in their communities. In order to meet this populationa™s demands, the workforce is adapting by modifying its training, by determining how to coordinate among the range of different professionals who might play a role in supporting any one older adult or individual with disabilities, and by identifying the ways in which technology might be helpful. To better understand how the increasing demand for supports and services will affect the nationa™s workforce, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in June 2016, in Washington, DC. Participants aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Publisher: National Academies Press
Number of pages: 114
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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