Brookdale Fairhaven Assisted Living
LGBT Elders: Best Practices for Creating Safety and Inclusion
Britta Larson, MNA, LNHA, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted
There are approximately 1.5 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults in this country. Many LGBT older adults have experienced discrimination and faced stigmas in their lifetime. LGBT older adults are less likely to seek services from aging service providers for fear of discrimination and may fear complex challenges and barriers in long-term care settings.
This session will provide practical guidance, including program and policy recommendations, on developing inclusive programs and services for LGBT older adults.
Following this presentation the participant will be able to:
• Articulate and understand familiarity of the language and terminology associated with the LGBT community
• Identify the unique challenges facing the aging LGBT community
• Apply best practices for creating safety and inclusion for LGBT older adults • Increased awareness of resources available to improve services provided to LGBT older adults
Please Join us at Brookdale Fairhaven to learn more! Breakfast is provided, so please RSVP by emailing Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org. CEU’s provided for Nurses, Social Workers and Nursing Home Administrators.