Special Issue "Ageing in Place for People with Disabilities"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Disabilities".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: disability; health systems; participatory research; environmental and service design; homelessness
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Globally, life expectancy is increasing , and among people with disabilities, life expectancy is approaching that of the general population in many regions of the world . Along with greater longevity, there has been a rise in disabling conditions , such that after the age of 65, the presence of more than one long-term condition is likely, and individuals may have several functional limitations to manage . On the health service side, many countries are in the process of shifting the emphasis from costly acute and hospital-based care to community-based healthcare. There is also a growing investment in telecare and telemedicine. Research has also demonstrated that integrated care and support pathways are urgently needed to assist older people in communities  through primary care, community pharmacists, community health nursing, home and social care, and specialist, hospital-based services. The concept”ageing in place” has been around for a few decades. It emphasises the choice of individuals to live independently in the environments they prefer . Housing, community and service design focus on maximising individuals’ autonomy and social connections. With the increase in functional limitations, support and assistance services must be adapted accordingly. Successful ageing in place requires more than just integrating health and social care services. It also necessitates a good understanding of local community assets. This Special Issue aims to collate research on ageing in place for people with disabilities. The topic rests thematically at the intersection of complex systems involving health, social, and community policies and practices. We invite interdisciplinary systematic reviews, quantitative and qualitative studies, evaluation and implementation research and case reports. We will also consider evidence reports on innovative interventions as well as accounts of experiences of ageing in place approaches.
We invite contributions from all social science and health-related disciplines.
This Special Issue will provide readers with best practice examples for ageing in place for people with disabilities, highlight persistent access barriers, and remind policy makers and practitioners of the need for change.
- Crimmins, E.M.; Zhang, Y.; Saito, Y. (2016). Trends Over 4 Decades in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the United States. American journal of public health, 2016, 106, 1287–1293.
- Jindai K, Nielson CM, Vorderstrasse BA, Quiñones AR. Multimorbidity and Functional Limitations Among Adults 65 or Older, NHANES 2005–2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2016, 13, 160174. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.160174
- Janine L. Wiles, Annette Leibing, Nancy Guberman, Jeanne Reeve, Ruth E. S. Allen; The Meaning of “Aging in Place” to Older People, The Gerontologist, Volume 52, Issue 3, 1 June 2012, Pages 357–366, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnr098
Prof. Dr. Thilo Kroll
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- ageing in place
- health systems
- United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities