The Supporting Caregivers of Aging Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Project is being conducted through a collaborative partnership that includes the University of Wisconsin School Of Nursing, LaFollette School of Health Affairs, School of Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living and the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association.
The survey below is part of a research project that aims to benefit community-living aging adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers/support persons. Direct care workers or those in a supervisory position who have ongoing direct contact with residents are invited to complete the survey. Survey responses will be used to assess training needs and develop training materials to respond to the identified needs.
As people with intellectual disabilities age, like everyone else, they experience a range of age-related health problems, creating new demands and challenges for caregivers/support persons who may not be professionally trained health care providers. This survey aims to determine what will most assist caregivers/support persons in managing these health issues associated with aging.
The survey may be completed via the web or hard copy. You may access the web version of the survey until Friday May 31, 2013.
The survey is voluntary and all responses are anonymous. Survey results will be aggregated and made available to anyone who is interested.