Les options résidentielles pour les aînés présentant une déficience intellectuelle

Authors: Leblanc, Fanny
Advisor: Caouette, Martin; Milot, Élise
Abstract: This project concerns the available housing options for seniors with intellectual disability (ID) in Quebec City. Knowing that the life expectancy of people with ID has increased significantly and that they now outlive their parents, it is essential to take an interest in the planning of their future, which includes housing. The goals of this project are to: (1) be made aware of the housing options currently available for seniors with ID; (2) understand their needs, met and unmet, with respect to the currently available housing options; (3) identify strategies to optimize the satisfaction of seniors with ID concerning their living environment and to support the exercise of their full social participation. First, a literature review was completed. This review made it possible to identify the various housing options available to seniors with ID in Quebec City and to get an accurate picture of what is offered. Second, semi-directed interviews were conducted with ten people with ID who were over 50 years of age. Afterward, the analysis carried out using the Nvivo 11 Qualitative Data Analysis Software made it possible to identify information about the living environment of seniors with ID as well as their appreciation of it and the living environment that they desire for their old days. Furthermore, the various findings highlighted by this study are discussed. These highlights include the lack of planning for the future, social participation, factors that positively and negatively influence the quality of life, the participants' interest in health care and desired housing options. Finally, two central recommendations are proposed in order to facilitate housing transition for people with ID as they age. It is a matter of educating families about the importance of planning for the future and offering housing options that promote the social participation and well-being of seniors with ID
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 30 November 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37434
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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