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DBI World Conference 2019
Accessibility stream: Concurrent session 1D
Presenter: Marta Zaharia & Alexa Hawley
Topic: Appropriate age-related services for seniors with dual sensory loss

DBI World Conference 2019
Accessibility stream: Concurrent session 1D
Presenter: Marta Zaharia & Alexa Hawley
Topic: Appropriate age-related services for seniors with dual sensory loss

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DBI World Conference 2019 - Appropriate age-related services for seniors with dual sensory loss

  1. 1. Appropriate age-related services for seniors with dual sensory loss Marta Zaharia, Seniors Support Specialist, Canadian Helen Keller Centre Alexa Hawley, Intervenor, Canadian Helen Keller Centre
  2. 2. Introductions Canadian Helen Keller Centre Intervenor services for individuals with acquired deafblindness This workshop is based on our experiences with seniors who use CHKC intervenor services
  3. 3. Access •Individual needs •Properly trained staff •Formal assessment
  4. 4. Individual Needs and Wellbeing •Information and communication •Independence and quality of life •Mental health Consumer experiences
  5. 5. Properly Trained Staff •Training - Community partners and in-house staff •Difference in service Consumer experience
  6. 6. Formal Assessment • Vision and hearing loss • Misdiagnosis and isolation • Access Intervenor Service (AIS) Consumer experience
  7. 7. Awareness • ARDSL? • Messaging • Partnerships
  8. 8. ARDSL? • Why ARDSL? • Training and professionalism • Finding seniors • Next steps
  9. 9. Messaging • Expanding our presence • What have we done - engaging potential seniors with ARDSL • Generational considerations
  10. 10. Partnerships • Existing • Establishing • Going forward
  11. 11. Activity and Reflection How did this activity make you feel?
  12. 12. Questions? Thank you for joining us today!

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