ERIC Number: ED335820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Aging in America: Implication for Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living. Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (17th, Las Vegas, October, 1990).
Corthell, David W.; Fleming, Ken
This guide examines rehabilitation of older persons with disabilities, to improve understanding of the problems that older workers face and to assist in helping them become employed or functionally independent. Chapter 1, "Overview of Aging and the Work Force Characteristics," presents demographic characteristics concerning the age of work force participants, income, living arrangements, and disabilities, and describes programs for older persons. "Perceptions of Aging" explores common perceptions in the areas of health, senility, and productivity and notes such positive qualities as family role and community role. "Vocational Rehabilitation Issues: The Counselor's Perspective" discusses the impact of the aging population on rehabilitation at the service delivery level, with special emphasis on networking. "Independent Living and Aging/Disability" provides a historical perspective and discusses funding, service models, and elements of a rehabilitation model. "Administrative Issues" considers what is being done now with older workers, why older disabled persons want to work, and why employers would hire them. "Rehabilitation and Public Policy Issues in Aging" notes existing policies and needed changes. An appendix describes lack of services and action options in such areas as mental health, nutrition, long-term health care, day programs, housing, and legal services. (Includes a bibliography of 64 items and a list of seven additional readings.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employment, Independent Living, Individual Characteristics, Networks, Older Adults, Older Workers, Public Policy, Social Action, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst., School of Education and Human Services, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 ($18.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.