With a growing population of aging individuals with development disabilities, CLBC has developed new resources, to support individuals and caregivers.
This include the website www.AwareShareCare.ca which provides helpful tips and resources to assist in better planning for aging.
On the website, you can find:
- A list of questions to ask your doctor and things to anticipate or think about before a doctor’s appointment.
- A link to the Canadian consensus guidelines for caring for people with diverse abilities.
- Tips for self-advocates including how to communicate with your doctor and work together to plan for healthy aging.
- Tips for health professionals on how to make a doctor’s office fully accessible, how to best work with patients with diverse abilities and how to maintain an ongoing healthy aging program.
If you have any questions about CLBC aging resources, please email CLBCaging@gov.bc.ca.