SAGE'S LGBT CAREGIVER SENSITIVITY TRAINING
New York, NY USA.
"LGBT caregivers face unique obstacles, from healthcare laws that privilege biological families to a lack of resources for LGBT-specific needs."
"LGBT older adults are 4 times less likely to have children and twice as likely to be single as their non- LGBT peers. They may also be estranged from their biological or legal family members if those people do not accept their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. "
"As an LGBT person ages they may turn to their family of choice to ensure their social, physical and emotional well-being. It is common for the majority of an LGBT older adult’s close friends and chosen family to be older adults themselves, which means that many older LGBT individuals rely on one another for caregiving, and a large number of LGBT older adults find themselves becoming caregivers."
Sage’s Caregiving in the LGBT Community is a helpful training guide covering the following important topics:
- LGBT Older Adults.
- Caregiving in the LGBT Community.
- LGBT Caregivers in Context Families of Choice.
- Common Issues Facing LGBT Caregivers.
- Legal Recognition of Families of Choice.
- Likelihood to Access Services.
- Financial Concerns.
- Caregiver Burnout and Isolation.
- Advance Directives.
- Creating and Sustaining LGBT Caregiving Services.
- Socialization and Wellness.
The mission of SAGE - Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders is to serve LGBT seniors and to advocate on their behalf in many areas including: Caregiving, Cultural Competency, Discrimination, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Legal & Financial, LGBT Aging, SAGE Documents, and Social Isolation.
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