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Health care issues in residential services for older persons with developmental disabilities

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The author's examination of health related data reveals significant numbers of older people with developmental disabilities who, despite having minimal health problems, have been admitted to nursing homes usually because of a lack of alternative community living options. The data also shows that the incidence of typical age-related health problems is lower for individuals with developmental disabilities than for the general population, thus highlighting the inappropriateness of nursing home placements for these individuals. Keywords: Health, Aging

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Anderson, Deborah Morgan, Patricia
Center on Residential Serv. & Community Living, Uni. of Minnesota
Publication Date
1 October 1993
Health, Aging
United States

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