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Supporting Direct Care Workers in Caring for Aging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals

Brief
January 1, 2010

This policy brief details the difficulties that LGBT elders often face as they attempt to obtain long-term care. The author makes several recommendations to help create a more LGBT-friendly long-term care infrastructure. For example, the author suggests that nursing homes and home care agencies develop LGBT-specific training programs to help better educate direct care workers.

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Key Takeaways

Solidarity exists between direct care workers and LGBT individuals with regard to their cultural undervaluing.
LGBT elders suffer from elevated health risks and poverty, less access to housing, and limited awareness of aid.
LGBT training can include task forces, anti-discrimination guidelines, and recognition of LGBT rights and needs.
 
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