Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities

Proceedings of a Workshop

Joe Alper and Sarah Domnitz, Rapporteurs
Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, 2017

115 pp. 1.0 MB

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 population’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.

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