Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities

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Key Questions Answered
  • What is the “independent living” model for individuals with disabilities?
  • How can primary care be infused with the core values of the independent living model?
Key Themes and Takeaways

This resource is a series of four videos (each roughly 12 minutes long) about how to transform care for people with involved disabilities according to the “independent living” model.

  • The first video provides an overview of the movement for independent living and the need for a system of care that strives for equal partnership with individuals with disabilities and recognizes their own expertise.
  • The second video emphasizes the importance of applying the values of independent living to all aspects of care: the hiring process, orientation, and ongoing training and coaching.
  • The third video describes a successful interdisciplinary team approach: flexible, responsive, culturally compatible, and attuned to both medical and non-medical needs.
  • The fourth video explains the importance of home-based primary care for individuals with involved disabilities, which strengthens the partnership between providers and patients and can avert hospitalizations.
Population Addressed
Adults Under 65 with Disabilities
Level of Evidence
Expert Opinion
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