Examining the Organization of Healthcare for Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in BC: A Critical Interpretive Policy Analysis (2014 – 2016)

The study brought together researchers, community living organizations, and healthcare providers to examine the implementation of healthcare policy into practice. In BC, Health Services for Community Living (HSCL) is a provincial policy, introduced following the closure of institutions for adults with ID, which specifically addresses the healthcare needs of this population. The aim of this study was to increase understanding of potential policy-practice gaps in the implementation of HSCL and other relevant policies. Data was collected through policy analysis, focus groups, and key informant interviews with over 125 people from throughout the province. Findings will generate new knowledge about healthcare for aging adults with ID and will lead to recommendations for policy and service renewal in this area.

There is one paper “In review”:

Baumbusch, U., Moody, E., Hole, R., Jokinen, N., Stainton, T. (submitted Feb 2017). Perspectives of aging adults with intellectual disabilities and family members. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability

 Investigators: Jennifer Baumbusch, Rachelle Hole, Nancy Jokinen, Tim Stainton

Funded by:  Vancouver Foundation