The Realities of Growing Old Together for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers

ID: 3009WEB

Families have always been the primary caregivers for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout their lives. In the U.S. today, over 75% of adults with I/DD live with their families: this means there are nearly one million households in which an adult with I/DD is living with a caregiver/caregivers over the age of 60. While we will look at generalities of age-related changes in people with IDD, particular attention will be paid in this webinar to the cumulative impact of a shared aging trajectory between many adults with I/DD, their family members, and the workforce of paid caregivers.*Previous title: Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00


Instructor: Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the aging population trends of people with I/DD, their family members, and the paid caregiver workforce as well as the collective impact these shared trajectories will have on family, healthcare and other systems
• Differentiate categories of caregiving (simple, compound, multiple compound) and personal, fiscal, and societal ramifications of each
• Apply principles and practices of person-centered planning and supported choice-making to residential, healthcare, end-of-life decisions faced by adults with IDD and their caregivers as they age

Webinar Outline

1:00 pm Welcome/Introduction

1:10 pm Current and projected aging population and life expectancy trends for Adults with I/DD
• Family caregivers of people with I/DD
• Paid caregivers of people with I/DD
• General population

Discussion of competition for increasingly scarce resources
• Human
• Financial

2:00 pm Understanding and supporting age-related health changes
• Dimensions of health
• Causes of health-related changes
• Elements of, and strategies to promote successful aging
• Healthcare disparities and I/DD
• Unique challenges in aging with I/DD

2:45 pm Family Caregivers
• Characteristics
• Emerging issues specific to aging
• Stop-gap strategies
• Strategic (non stop-gap) approaches to planning and supports
• Resources and responsibilities

3:45 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT is the Director of Employment and Aging at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. She is a graduate of Indiana University Law School and a certified death educator. Margaret’s career has primarily focused on increasing access to either competitive employment for people with IDD or supports for those with IDD as they and their caregivers age. Margaret is a member of the NJ Alliance on Bridging IDD and Aging Services, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Special Interest Group on Aging and End-of-Life, and Overlook Medical Center’s Bioethics Committee. She also completed all duties assigned as an appointed member of the time-limited New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life issues.

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