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Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

Agencies offer resource for improving LGBT inclusion

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Many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults residing in long-term care facilities do not feel safe being open about their sexual identities, experts say.

Same-sex couples: Are you and your staff prepared? Probably not

Same-sex couples: Are you and your staff prepared? Probably not

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Last week, McKnight's staff writer Tim Mullaney wrote about the new Medicare guidance that guarantees that same-sex married couples can live in the same nursing home. Is your staff prepared to offer them the same respectful service as always, and are you prepared to lead, regardless of your personal beliefs? I'll bet you're not.

LGBT elders worry about discrimination in long-term care facilities

LGBT elders worry about discrimination in long-term care facilities

A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender older adults believe that staff at long-term care facilities would discriminate against them, according to a new report.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual seniors are more likely to suffer from chronic disease, emotional problems and isolation, study says

Aging gay and lesbian senior citizens are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions and live alone, a California policy brief reported.

Senior advocacy groups call for rights, protections for LGBT seniors

State and federal lawmakers should find a way to legally recognize same-sex elderly couples to extend social supports, financial security and healthcare benefits to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors, a new report contends.

National long-term care resource center for GLBT elders to be established

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has disclosed an award of $900,000 for the first-ever national resource center to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors in planning for their long-term care needs.