Rehabilitation counseling for older disabled persons: The state of the art

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Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Disabled older persons are a population traditionally excluded from rehabilitation services because they were considered unfeasible for substantial gainful employment. The emerging focus on independent living services, along with increases in the average life span and changes in policies such as mandatory retirement age, has forced a reexamination of the potential for rehabilitation of this population. This article examines what is known about disabled older people, including both medical and psychological aspects, and discusses the implications of these conditions for rehabilitation planning. The definition of the state of the art in working with older persons includes attention in counseling practices and concludes with resources for additional information.

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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 4(3), 47-53
Language: English
Date: 1983
disabled older persons, rehabilitation services, rehabilitation planning, psychosocial aspects, counseling practice

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