The nuts & bolts of healthcare :
By: Hingsburger, Perry A.
Contributor(s): Hermans, Heather | Hingsburger, Dave | Lunsky, Yona | Malhas, Mals | Orr, Erin | Perry, Andrea | Salonia, Chanelle | Selick, Avra | Volpe, Tiziana | Zaretsky, Lauren | Vita Community Living Services | Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities Program.Toronto, ON: Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities Program, 2019Description: electronic resource 101 pages.Other title: The nuts and bolts of health care for direct support professionals toolkit.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | HEALTH CARE | SUPPORT STAFF | COMMUNICATION | HEALTH INFORMATIONOnline resources: click to access the toolkit
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Tools and tips for health care visits. - Enhancing communication. - Health care information. - Monitoring charts. - Health care handouts for people with IDD.
This toolkit is for DSPs to better support people with IDD when it comes to their health, as well as their health care. We now know that adults with IDD have worse mental and physical health than adults without these disabilities and their health problems can lead to the use of many medications, some with very serious side effects, lots of doctor visits, as well as visits to the emergency departments and even hospitalizations for some people. There can be repeated visits to hospitals, unnecessarily long hospital admissions, and even death. Many things can be done to improve the health of adults with IDD and DSPs can play a very important role. But to make changes, DSPs need information about how to manage common health issues, about how to talk about health issues and health care, and about how to navigate the health care system. This toolkit has both information for DSPs but also tools that can be helpful for the people they support.