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"It's different in the country" supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

Professor Rafat, Hussein, Emeritus Professor Trevor, Parmenter, Professor Patricia, O'Brien

Published Literature

2014

The past century has seen a dramatic improvement for the life expectancy of people with an intellectual or developmental disability. While there is a growing body of research in this area, policy and practice frameworks have not as yet managed to effectively adapt to the changing demographics for the sector, which is particularly problematic in rural areas. There is little research that specifically focuses on individuals living outside of major metropolitan locations.

The current project was funded by the Disability Policy and Research Working Group to undertake an assessment of gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors, including generic and specialist levels of care, that are affecting successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.

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Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Health and wellbeing

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