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Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential aged care

This study examined perceptions held by family members, group home staff and organisational managers about the future of older residents and the decisions made that a move to residential aged care was necessary.

Planning for the future among older parents’ of adult offspring with intellectual disability living at home and in the community: A systematic review of qualitative studies

Background: The increased longevity of individuals with intellectual disability means that ageing parents often play an extended caregiving role into late life. This systematic review evaluates...

Positive behaviour support: What model of disability does it represent?

Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become well established as an intervention approach for individuals with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. However, what remains unexplored is...

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: A literature review

There is a lack of information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) carers. This report presents information about care provided by ATSI carers in Australia.

Practical ways to overcome isolation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers: A literature review

There is a lack of information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) carers. This report presents information about care provided by ATSI carers in Australia. It provides a profile of the ATSI carers, an overview of their services and experiences of providing services.

Prevalence and onset of comorbidities in the CDKL5 disorder differ from Rett syndrome

Background: Initially described as an early onset seizure variant of Rett syndrome, the CDKL5 disorder is now considered as an independent entity. However, little is currently known about the full...

Prevalence and risk of violence against people with and without disabilities: findings from an Australian population-based study

OBJECTIVES: There are no population-based estimates of the prevalence of interpersonal violence among people with disabilities in Australia. The project aimed to: 1) estimate the prevalence of...

Quality of life and relationships in sex offenders with intellectual disability

This study compared the quality of life and relationships of sex offenders with an intellectual disability (ID) with that of non-offenders with ID. Sex offenders received a lower level of parental support and had weaker social relationships, and enjoyed less leisure times.

Quality of life, participation and occupational rights: A capabilities perspective

Background: Research suggests that perceptions of diminished quality of life among people with a severe physical impairment might be a consequence of environmental barriers and inequity of...

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