Echoes of the future: Adults with disabilities living at home with their parents

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Abstract

Almost 90% of all adult sons and daughters with disabilities live at home with their parents. Consequently, they have life experiences that are atypical for most of their adult peers and their aging caregivers are under stress due to failing health, financial pressures, bereavement, and worry about the future.

Adults with intellectual disabilities and aging parents took part in focus groups and interviews. results show a loving and caring home environment but evidence a lack of effective life skills development and futures planning. the paper draws attention to the inevitable crisis that occurs when aging caregivers are no longer able to care. The urgent need for skill development and timely futures planning is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012
JournalJournal of Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2014

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