"Congress can begin rectifying this problem through OAA reauthorization, which has modernized
the OAA so that it remains responsive to ever-changing demographics, such as the increase in
communities of color. First, the OAA should specify LGBT older adults as a vulnerable population
with the greatest economic and social need."
Robert Espinoza, Senior Director of Public Policy and Communications at SAGE, discusses the importance of including LGBT older adults in the Older Americans Act in this article published in Aging Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging.
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Jason Ward RN MSN DNPSMay 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM
This act will affect millions of LBGT individuals. For me alone, my 66 year old partner will be adversely affected. It is not enough that we live in fear that if something happens to me, he will require healthcare in a long term care facility and be subjected to abuse, fear, and neglect care, to deny us from having ANY services at all is deplorable and inhumane. Being a Doctoral candidate, this is not simply personal, this is nationwide and something MUST be done.
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