Satisfaction with living arrangements of older adults with intellectual disability

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dc.contributor.author Grey, Ian M.
dc.contributor.author Rourke, Anne O.
dc.contributor.author Fuller, Ray
dc.contributor.author McClean, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-14T08:32:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-14T08:32:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-03-14
dc.identifier.issn 1744-6309 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10202
dc.description.abstract Living arrangements for older adults with intellectual disability are an important aspect of service provision. However, relatively little work has examined service users’ satisfaction and dissatisfaction with where they live. Interviews were conducted with 92 service users with intellectual disability aged over 40 living in residential accommodation or with parents or guardians. A questionnaire addressing service users’ living arrangements was completed by 103 carers or guardians. Service users identified physical features of living arrangements, the provision of activities, and staff as primary contributors to satisfaction. Primary contributors to dissatisfaction were staff issues such as hindering personal independence, impatience and personnel shortages. Service users living with family or guardians were more likely to report being happy but also to report loneliness than those in group homes. Carers’ responses largely mirrored those provided by service users but differences emerged with respect to appropriateness of existing accommodation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Satisfaction with living arrangements of older adults with intellectual disability en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle service users’ and carers’ views en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201806288 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Intellectual Disabilities en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 12-29 en_US
dc.keywords Older adults en_US
dc.keywords Quality of life en_US
dc.keywords Residential placement en_US
dc.keywords Service planning en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1469004704039306 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Rourke, A. O., Grey, I. M., Fuller, R., & McClean, B. (2004). Satisfaction with living arrangements of older adults with intellectual disability: service users’ and carers’ views. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 8(1), 12-29. en_US
dc.author.email ian.grey@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1469004704039306 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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