Population Summary

Basic functional requirements of all participants at Senior Center:

-Oriented to person, time, and place.

-At minimum need cuing to recognize or follow directions

-No history of wandering

-Ambulate independently or with use of an assistive device

-Must be able to administer own medication

-Require minimal assistance with meals such as carrying trays, setup, orientation

-Can be easily redirected for social appropriate behavior (with prompts or second set of directions)

-Score between 19-23 on the Cognitive Impairment Scale

-Privately uses incontinence products independently



ID/DD (intellectual disability/ developmental disability), Stroke, Early Dementia

Intellectual disability: term used when there are limit’s to a person’s ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life. Examples of ID are down syndrome, genetic conditions, birth defects or infections that happen before birth. Individual’s with intellectual disabilities may have trouble solving problems, remembering things or understanding social rules (“Facts About Intellectual Disability, 2020).

Developmental disability: term used to describe a group of conditions that began during the development period of an individuals life that have impacted their daily functioning. Signs of a DD can appear in a person’s physical, learning, lingual or behavioral presentation. Examples of DD are cerebral palsy, hearing or vision loss, and autism. Individuals with developmental disabilities may have trouble with ambulation, following instructions, social rules and memory (“Facts About Developmental Disability,” 2019).

Stroke: Occurs when something blocks blood supply to a part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts and damages the brain in some way. A stroke can result in partial or full paralysis of the body, trouble with thinking or memory, bowel and bladder problems, or trouble expressing emotions (“Facts About Stroke,” 2019).

Early dementia: General term for impairments that effect a person’s day-to-day thinking, memory or decision making. Individuals experiencing early signs of dementia typically have problems with attention, communication, problem solving and memory (“What is Dementia,” 2019).

Typical strengths– physical strength in all or most parts of body, social skills, mild cognitive ability, ambulation with assistive device or independently


Stroke, Physically rehabilitating adults

Physical Impairment: a condition in which a part of a person’s body is damaged or not working properly (“Physical Impairment,” n.d.). Physical impairments can result from an injury (falling and fracturing a bone), birth defect, stroke, or TBI. Depending on the kind of impairment, an individual could improve on their physical strength, fine and gross motor skills, ambulation, eating and dressing.

Typical strengths- physical strength in some parts of the body, social skills, mild to full cognitive ability, ambulation with assistive device or independently



Facts About Developmental Disability. (2019, September 26). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html

Facts About Intellectual Disability. (2020, May 27). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts-about-intellectual-disability.html

Facts About Stroke. (2019, May 13). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts_stroke.htm

What is Dementia? (2019, April 5). Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 9, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/aging/dementia/index.html

Collins. (n.d.). Physical Impairment. Collins. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/physical-impairment

Rubric/Criteria for Success:

Identify Population & Participant Requirements

The student identifies the populations served by the agency and basic functional requirements.

Population Descriptions

For up to 5 disability groups, the student identified characteristics, strengths and functional needs by domain.


The student properly cites all sources utilized to complete this assignment.

Mentor Approval

The mentor reviewed the student’s work against the provided rubric criteria and approved their work in writing on the blog post.

4 comments on “Population Summary

  • Content is correct and provides an excellent description of populations served. Last reference bring up to the top for alphabetical order.

    Otherwise page is approved.

  • Hey Sarah! I think your population summary is excellent. I love the format of the post as it definitely helps me read it and be able to comprehend the information. The only thing two things that I would recommend changing are going into more detail about the physical strengths and maybe go into more detail of the Cognitive Impairment Scale in case someone doesn’t know what it is. Overall, you did a great job and keep up the good work!

  • Hey Sarah! I think your post looks great! It’s nice and clean, easy to read. I would suggest possibly adding in the questions that you’re answering. I would also double check your citations, I believe the last one should be first. Other than that great job!

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