The LGBT Senior Population's Risk of Elder Abuse
August 31, 2011 — By Hilary Meyer — eCareDiary
Elder abuse is a complicated matter especially when it involves populations who are already marginalized such as those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT).
Balsam, K.F., & D’Augelli, A.R. (2006). The victimization of older LGBT adults: Patterns, impact and implications for intervention. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, & S. David (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging: Research and clinical perspectives (pp. 1110-130). NY: Columbia University Press Id.
To read more about LGBT-related aging issues, read Hilary Meyer’s article, “Living a Positive Life: A Perspective on HIV-Positive Older Adults”, here.
Hilary Meyer is the Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the country's only resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults nationwide.
"In a study of 416 LGB people age 60 and older, two-thirds had experienced some form of verbal abuse because of their sexual orientation, while 29% had been threatened with violence."
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