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NEW Q & A on Chicago's LGBT Housing Initiative

Question and answer article about the new LGBT-friendly senior housing being built in Chicago. MORE >


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NEW Affordable Housing in Philadelphia

This article highlights the need for the John C. Anderson Senior Affordable Apartments that opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early 2014. MORE >


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NEW LGBT Housing Initiative Descriptions

Throughout the United States, several agencies have created or is in the process of developing valuable services for the LGBT senior community. This document lists these organization and give a description of the work they do in serving this population. MORE >


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NEW The Need for LGBT-Inclusive Housing

Though LGBT-specific housing exist for older adults, there are not nearly enough for all the seniors who need them. This article discusses the needs for safe and inclusive housing for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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NEW Q&A with Britta Larson on Homesharing

The Center on Halsted is the first Homesharing program in the nation that supports LGBT older adults. Homesharing allows LGBT older adults to keep their homes through the supplemental income they receive through renters. Britta Larson, the director of the program, sits down to talk about the project. MORE >


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NEW Is LGBT Housing Right for You?

In recent years, several housing developments and retirement communities targeted to LGBT older adults have opened around the country, gaining quite a bit of attention. For LGBT older adult considering one of these communities, this article discusses some pros and cons. MORE >


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NEW St. Louis LGBT Housing Needs

This article discusses LGBT housing needs in St. Louis, Missouri. MORE >


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NEW UK Care Home Survey

Based on a non-random survey of 189 staff in residential homes for older people in England, this three-page document provides a summary of staff's attitudes, knowledge and practices in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans residents. MORE >


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NEW Opening Doors: An Investigation of Barriers to LGBT Senior Housing

Ten-state testing investigation partnered with SAGE to show adverse treatment toward same-sex couples seeking housing in senior-living facilities. MORE >


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Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community

In recognition of Residents' Rights Month and National Coming Out Day, the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center released a new consumer fact sheet titled produced by NORC in collaboration with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Lambda Legal about LGBT residents rights in nursing home. MORE >


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Affordable Housing for LGBT Older Adults

This article from the Summer 2013 issue of SAGEMatters, highlights a variety of LGBT housing projects around the country and the issues facing LGBT older adults and housing security. MORE >


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Webinar on LGBT Inclusive Housing

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and Enterprise present a discussion on LGBT affordable senior housing opportunities and challenges. MORE >


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Talk Radio Episode featuring Hilary Meyer

This is an episode of the Blog Talk Radio 30-minute show "Be A Healthy Caregiver" featuring guests Hilary Meyer, Director of SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Tom Duffy, from Secret Garden. MORE >


Read more: Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Advocating for LGBT Long-Term Care Consumers: Resources for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

This webinar introduces long-term care ombudsmen to the needs of LGBT residents of nursing facilities. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Openhouse

Housing, Services and Community for LGBT Seniors in the San Francisco area MORE >


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HUD Ruling Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Ruling MORE >


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LGBT & HIV Housing Discrimination Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About LGBT & HIV Housing Discrimination MORE >


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Federal Nursing Home Reform Act Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. MORE >


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Welcoming LGBT Elders in Long Term Care

As long as there have been nursing homes, there have been residents living in them who are LGBT. MORE >


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Fair Housing Federal Law: The Facts

Natalie Chin discusses how LGBT seniors can protect themselves from housing discrimination through learning about the polices and laws for housing. Though there is no federal law for housing discrimination as it applies to this population, many local states have policies that can further help any individual that has faced unfair treatment. Protection from discrimination also extends to nursing homes with the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. MORE >


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Ensuring LGBT Access to HUD Housing Programs

This article discusses the new HUD regulations that aim to protect LGBT individuals and couples. In addition, the article overviews what to do if one suspects that housing discrimination is occurring. MORE >


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Fair Housing and Transgender People

This document outlines the housing rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of housing discrimination. MORE >


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Hospital to Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition

This publication is designed to address the often unexpected challenges many seniors face when returning home from a hospital stay. Failure to manage medications, make follow-up doctor's appointments, and obtain the physical assistance they need can often lead to seniors' readmission to the hospital. MORE >


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CÓMO NAVEGAR EL SISTEMA

Esta publicación está diseñada para informar a los adultos mayores LGBT de los diversos servicios y beneficios disponibles, incluyendo proveedores de vivienda y servicios que simpatizan con las personas LGBT y beneficios para las personas con discapacidades. MORE >


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A Know-Your-Rights Guide for LGBT Elders in California

This publication is designed to inform LGBT older adults of various available services and benefits, including LGBT-friendly housing and service providers and benefits for people with disabilities. It also overviews California's anti-discrimination laws and how to address discrimination or mistreatment. MORE >


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The SAGE Harlem Community

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) started the SAGE Harlem Program in early 2004 at the request of LGBT older people of color living in Harlem for culturally and linguistically competent services close to home. This article discusses the program's impact. MORE >


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Long-Term Care Resources for Older Adults

Finding housing, especially housing that involves levels of assistance, can be challenging. The terminology alone can be confusing and disorienting. This document has resources from Medicare.gov, Family Caregiver Alliance and National Resource Center to aid in learning more about long term care. MORE >


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Legal Issues Faced by LGBT Older Adults

The legal issues discussed in this article are exclusive to the LGBT population and are issues that their heterosexual, non-transgender counterparts do not have to face. (Note: some of these issues may have been impacted by the US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA in June 2013.) MORE >


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Housing & Services: A Critical Combo

Openhouse is opening their first senior housing facility. In order to ensure that LGBT older adults in San Francisco area remain independent and not go back into the "closet," it is important to create housing options for them. However, with providing shelter it is important to also have supportive services for them so that they continue to engage within the community. This article explores these issues. MORE >


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Building Housing for LGBT Older Adults

In this webinar, Seth Kilbourn of Openhouse and Sheila Moore of Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) provide insight on the specific needs of LGBT older adults and outline two models that combine affordable housing and senior services for LGBT seniors. MORE >


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Protect Your Rights - Fair Housing

This document serves to inform LGBT people on how to protect themselves against housing discrimination. MORE >


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Standing Up To Stigma

A video by The Graying of AIDS Project, produced for AARP, about a man forced out of his assisted living facility because he has HIV. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, HIV & Aging, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
HIV/AIDS Know Your Rights

People living with HIV/AIDS are entitled to certain protections under federal law. Learn more about your rights. MORE >


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In My Own Words

Dr. Robert Franke, a 75-year-old retired university provost and minister, relocated to Little Rock while still living independently to be closer to his daughter, Sara Bowling Franke. The next day, Fox Ridge of?cials abruptly ejected Dr. Franke from the facility because he has HIV. Here, both Dr. Franke and his daughter Sara tell their story. MORE >


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Injustice at Every Turn

Through a partnership with several organizations, the purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life. MORE >


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LGBT Affordable Housing and Alternatives, Part I

This podcast (part 1 of 2) includes a broad overview of the national LGBT housing landscape, with a focus on planned and existing LGBT older adult housing. MORE >


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LGBT Affordable Housing and Alternatives, Part II

This podcast (part 2 of 2) includes community based alternatives to LGBT-focused housing options such as homesharing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. MORE >


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Language and LGBT Housing

What language will baby boomers use to describe aging, and how will they accept its challenges? Rainbow Vision Santa Fe, a community offering active adult, independent, assisted, transitional and respite living services, has been engaged in re-examining and exploring language that adequately describes stages of aging, and the experience of their member residents, since 2004. MORE >


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Nondiscrimination Laws in the U.S.

This document is a detailed, color-coded map of the United States of America that shows which states have laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. MORE >


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LGBT Long-Term Care Issues

LGBT elders in long-term care facilities (along with their families and friends) need to know their rights and the red flags of mistreatment. The aim of this article is to give the current state of affairs, outline some forms of discrimination that LGBT elders face in nursing homes, and discuss some ways we can fight this mistreatment. MORE >


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Asuntos del Cuidado a Largo Plazo Para Personas LGBT

Las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de más edad que viven en centros de cuidado a largo plazo (y sus familiares y amigos) deben conocer sus derechos y las señales del maltrato. Este artículo delinea los tipos de discriminación a los que pueden estar sujetos las personas LGBT de más edad en centros de envejecientes, como también varias maneras de atacar el problema. MORE >


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Find LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? Here’s what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you. MORE >


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Four Conversations Caregivers Need to Have. Now.

Do you know your loved one’s health care and financial wishes? Talk about it now, so you can protect those decisions. MORE >


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Long-Term Care Facts

What caregivers need to know about long-term care, from who provides it to how much it costs. MORE >


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Clip from Documentary Gen Silent: Fear of Hostile Home Care Workers

Lawrence describes his partner Alexandre’s fear that paid home care providers will know that they are gay. A special thank you to director Stu Maddux for permission to use this clip. MORE >


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Fear, Discrimination and Abuse: Transgender Elders and the Perils of Long-Term Care

This is a short, basic article on scenarios transgender older adults may face in assisted living or long-term care facilities. It cites FORGE and Loree Cook-Daniels, as well as Improving the Lives and Injustice at Every Turn. MORE >


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Injustice at Every Turn

Study released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) about the level of discrimination against the transgender population. MORE >


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Housing Related Needs of LGBT Seniors

During the past two years a group of concerned San Diego LGBT community members began meeting regularly at San Diego’s LGBT Community Center (The Center). These individuals shared a common concern regarding the lack of LGBT-affirmative senior housing in San Diego County, particularly affordable housing. This publication describes their process. MORE >


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Guide to Senior Care: Medicare, Home Care and Assisted Living

This publication is designed to help children in deciding how to best support their senior parents. It offers options and tools on how to best be supportive to their loved ones, while still maintaining if independence if possible. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Inhospitable Health Care Environments

This brief details the hostility or discrimination LGBT older adults might face in professional care settings, and the uneven knowledge and enforcement of Non-Discrimination Acts in public accommodations and housing. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Long-Term Care Under Medicaid

This brief focuses on Medicaid—the largest payer of long-term care in the US—and how spousal impoverishment protections and spend-down exemptions exclude LGBT couples or families of choice, often leaving the partner of the Medicaid recipient financially bereft. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults: NYS Nursing Homes

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have many legal rights while in the care of a nursing home in New York State, including the right to be free from discrimination, neglect and emotional and physical abuse. MORE >


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LGBT Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State. MORE >


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Homelessness Among Elderly Persons

When thinking about homelessness, elderly people often does not immediately come to mind. Homeless elders, despite their increasing numbers, continue to be a forgotten population. This publication discusses the rising numbers and what unique issues contribute to this population rise. MORE >


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Philadelphia's Aging Population in 2015

This publication discusses Philadelphia’s aging population by the year 2015 and beyond, drawn from comprehensive data analysis and research commissioned by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. The picture that emerges is of an increasingly diverse older population – ethnically, racially, economically and in terms of lifestyle, health and well-being. MORE >


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Transitioning Our Shelters

Homelessness is a crisis in the United States. With this challenge, it can be hard for shelters to figure out how to make their shelters safe for transgender people. This publication is for shelters that wish to make their shelters safe for all people by making a few minor but important policy adjustments. MORE >


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