Aging and disability: configuring the tomorrow's agenda at the EASPD conference


On March 21 and 22, the European Association of Providers of Services for People with Disabilities (EASPD) brought together key partners and actors in Brussels to establish the agenda on the future offer of integrated support services based on the Human rights, which can meet the needs of an aging population and older people with disabilities.

From the Ramon Noguera Foundation, they participated in the case study section of the seminar, Ester Triadó, director of the Occupational Therapy service, and Montse Aulinas, technician of the Department of Innovation. Specifically, they explained the contribution of Personnel-Oriented Planning to achieve a better aging of people with intellectual disabilities, based on the implementation of this methodology in the residential and residential services of our organization.

The needs and challenges in this sector (which encompasses aging and disability) were discussed and possible synergies. Person-centered attention is a key aspect in the provision of care services for the elderly as well as for intellectual disabilities (regardless of the provider and type of services).

Person-centered Planning is a process that emphasizes the importance of the person's life goals, their desires and their support needs. The main objective is to focus the strengths, abilities and preferences of the person. A Plan of Life is created with each one of the users of our services, where we collect, on the one hand, their goals and expectations and, on the other, the supports they need to work satisfactorily in their life environments.

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