‘There are no places where persons with specific requirements can retire’ says U.N. independent expert
As the #AgeingEqual campaign discusses the intersection of ageism and disability, Mr. Stig Langvad, Independent expert member of the United Nations Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities shares a concrete example of human rights denial people living with a disability experience as they grow older.
“One concrete example of the intersection of age and disability discrimination is when persons who are living an independent life in the community are ‘forced’ to live in institutional settings where there is almost no knowledge on special requirements which are leading to a very high degree of secondary consequences such as pressure source, urinary infections and others. There are no places where persons with specific requirements can retire and be insured access to sufficient and specialised care and environments.“
Stig Langvad, Independent expert member of the U.N. Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities