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LGBT Caregiving

An overview of the unique needs and challenges facing LGBT caregivers. MORE >


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NEW The OUT Agenda: KPFK Radio Show

The OUT Agenda, available online through Pacifica Radio, KPFK in California, is hosted by Chris Coleman and Rita Gonzales. This show interviews Hilary Meyer, SAGE's Director of National Programs. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, HIV & Aging, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Friendship a Pillar of Survival for LGBT Elders

This article from Aging Today, the American Society on Aging's bi-monthly publication, highlights the importance of friendship in combating isolation among LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Read more: Ageism, Caregiving, Mental Health, Social Isolation, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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 >


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Preventing, Recognizing, and Addressing LGBT Elder Abuse

This comprehensive article, written for for LGBT older adults and their loved ones, discusses warning signs for LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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LGBT Aging Project

A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted. MORE >


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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia

A practical guide out of the U.K. for health care providers working with dementia patients to become aware of clients' sexual orientation or transgender identity and how to address the specific needs of these clients. MORE >


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Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Caregiving, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Caregiver Concerns (Alzheimer's)

This brochure is for LGBT caregivers for persons with dementia, helping to navigate community resources and options for support. MORE >


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Legal Plans (Alzheimer's)

Legal Plans' is a brochure with recommendations for assisting the caregiver and the person with dementia in making legal arrangements. MORE >


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National LGBT Caregiver Support Group

LGBT Caregiver Telephone Support Group - Program Announcement 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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PlainViews: Special Issue Focuses on the LGBT Health

This newsletter, published by HealthCare Chaplaincy, focuses on LGBT issues from the chaplaincy and palliative care disciplines. MORE >


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Q&A with Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

This interview with Nancy Grimes and Emily Lewis of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) highlights their successes in implementing LGBT-specific programs in the Boulder County AAA. Such programs include the cultural competency training program Project Visibility, a social support group Rainbow Elders, and a LGBT older adult resource guide entitled the Silver Lining Directory. MORE >


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Area Agencies on Aging and LGBT Older Adults

Each state has a local Area Agency on Aging. They provide a number of important services to aid older adults and ensure that they are able to stay in their homes. This article discusses how and why LGBT older adults can take advantage of these services. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Caregiving, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving

This guide examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Chinese Edition

This guide, written in Chinese, examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Spanish Edition

Esta guía, escrita en Español, examina las situaciones que surgen a raíz del cuido a personas dentro de la comunidad LGBT. Personas dentro de dícha comunidad encuentran retos especiales ya sea fungiendo como la persona que brinda el cuido o la que lo recibe. MORE >


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A Guide to LGBT Caregiving - Russian Edition

This guide, written in Russian, examines the issues that arise in LGBT caregiving, as LGBT individuals may encounter special challenges whether they are acting as caregivers or are the ones in need of care. 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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Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services. MORE >


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Executive Summary: The Health Report

This is an executive summary of the full report. 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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Tips on Caregiving for HIV+ Loved Ones

Caring for a partner or loved one with advanced HIV/AIDS can be difficult for both patient and caregiver. Here are some tips to ease the difficulty. 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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A Timetable Round up of Recent LGBT Research

A recap of the latest LGBT research in the U.S. over the past 2 years. MORE >


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The Age of LGBT Aging

The Age of LGBT Aging was the Keynote address from TransFaith in Color 2011 national conference. The conference was hosted by the Freedom Center for Social Justice. Additionally, this speech was posted on the web site for Southerners on New Ground (SONG). MORE >


Read more: Ageism, Caregiving, Health, HIV & Aging, Racial Equity, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Lo Que Todas las Personas LGBT de Más Edad Deben Saber Sobre los Testamentos

Aunque el testamento es parte esencial de cualquier planificación del patrimonio, es especialmente importante para las personas LGBT. En un testamento, tú designas quién recibirá tus bienes al tú morir. También nombras a una persona para que tome decisiones importantes acerca de tu patrimonio, la cual es denominada tu "representante personal" o "albacea". MORE >


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Planificación del Patrimonio

La planificación del patrimonio correcta te ayudará a garantizar que tu propiedad se distribuya tal como quieres después de tu muerte. Le facilita a tu pareja y a tu familia lidiar con tu muerte. Aún más, la planificación adecuada puede significar pagar menos en impuestos, lo cual permite que una cantidad mayor de bienes vayan a tus seres queridos. MORE >


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Tom Sciacca, Esq. on Advance Directives

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of Advance Directives to the LGBT community. MORE >


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Clip from Gen Silent: Lawrence Discusses Caregiving

Lawrence discusses unexpectedly becoming a caregiver for Alexandre, his partner of 38 years. A special thank you to director Stu Maddux for permission to use this clip. 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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Q&A with Scott French of SAGECAP

Scott French, SAGECAP (SAGE Caring and Preparing) Program Manager, talks to us about SAGE’s caregiving programs. MORE >


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What's a Caregiver?

Many people caring for a friend or loved one don’t call themselves “caregivers,” even though they are. Are you a caregiver? MORE >


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LGBT Caregiving Facts

If you’re an LGBT caregiver, you should be aware of how current laws and practices affect you. Here’s what you need to know. 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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Your Support Team

Caregiving can be stressful, but there’s no need to go it alone. Here’s how you can start sharing the load with friends and family. MORE >


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Community Caregiving

Even without a strong personal network, there are ways for LGBT caregivers to find and create the community support they need. MORE >


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Resources for Caregivers

A round-up of services and supports around the country and online for caregivers. MORE >


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Caregiving Glossary

Definitions of common caregiving terms. MORE >


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Q&A with Bob Linscott of The LGBT Aging Project

Bob Linscott, Assistant Director of The LGBT Aging Project in Boston, speaks with us about his organization’s caregiving services. MORE >


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Glosario Para Cuidadores

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CÓMO CREAR TU EQUIPO DE APOYO

¿Sabes cuáles son los deseos de cuidado médico y económicos de tu ser querido? Habla de esto ahora para que puedas proteger esas decisiones. MORE >


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PROGRAMAS EN LA COMUNIDAD PARA CUIDADORES

Incluso si no tienen una red personal fuerte, los cuidadores LGBT pueden encontrar y crear una comunidad que les brinde el apoyo que necesitan. MORE >


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ENTREVISTA CON BOB LINSCOTT,

Bob Linscott, director auxiliar de la organización The LGBT Aging Project en Boston, conversa con nosotros sobre los servicios para cuidadores ofrecidos por su organización. MORE >


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ENTREVISTA CON SCOTT FRENCH

Scott French, gerente de programas de SAGECAP (SAGE Caring and Preparing) habla con nosotros de los programas que SAGE les ofrece a los cuidadores. MORE >


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REALIDADES DEL CUIDADO A LARGO PLAZO

Lo que los cuidadores necesitan saber sobre el cuidado a largo plazo, desde quién lo ofrece hasta lo que cuesta. MORE >


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CÓMO CONTRATAR SERVICIOS DE CUIDADO EN EL HOGAR

Antes de decidirte por el cuidado en el hogar, piensa en lo que necesitas y en cómo encontrarlo. MORE >


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LOS DOCUMENTOS LEGALES QUE TODAS LAS PERSONAS LGBT DE MÁS EDAD NECESITAN

Lo que necesitas poner por escrito para proteger tus decisiones financieras, de cuidado de la salud y de fin de la vida. MORE >


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Quick Tips for Caregivers of Transgender Clients

Tips from FORGE/Transgender Aging Network, a partner of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging MORE >


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Hilary Meyer on Caregiving

Hilary Meyer, Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, discusses issues facing LGBT older adults, especially as they relate to caregiving. MORE >


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R^3 Report

This report emphasizes the importance of communication between a patient and health care provider. It addresses the issue that disclosure of one's sexual orientation can potentially affect quality of health care but also reaffirms that there are several federal laws in place that protect patients from various forms of discrimination. 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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Supporting Direct Care Workers in Caring for Aging LGBT Individuals

This brief provides a succinct overview of the challenges that LGBT older adults face when attempting to access direct care services, and recommends concrete actions that lawmakers, administrators and direct care workers can take to effect permanent changes in public policies and attitudes that will improve long-term care for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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ENTREVISTA CON CATHY CROGHAN

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Q&A with Cathy Croghan of Training to Serve

Cathy Croghan, a geriatric community health advocate and board member of Training to Serve, recently shared the following information with Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) about caregiving issues of importance to older LGBT persons. MORE >


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Report on Baby Boomers and Older Adults

This report highlights a study done on Baby Boomers and older adults to identify the type of aging-related information they are most interested in receiving, their concerns about aging, their interest in using long-term services and supports, and their preferred ways of getting information about aging topics. MORE >


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Trailer: Edie & Thea Documentary

This documentary presents the story of two young women who met and fell in love in the closeted 1960s--leading to an engagement that would span more than 40 years. MORE >


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10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals

This tip sheet is intended for health care providers to become more culturally competent in working with transgender individuals. MORE >


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Transgender Elders and SOFFAS

This paper was originally presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in August 2002. It is an introductory explanation of the issues and concerns of aging transgender people and SOFFAS (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies), to begin the dialogue on what inclusion of trans people will really mean. MORE >


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SAGE: Clinical & Social Services Program

SAGE's Clinical & Social Services Program provides counseling and case-management services to LGBT people over the age of 60 (50 if HIV+) living in NYC. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-741-2247

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SAGE: Community Services Program

SAGE's Community Services Program provides a wide variety of social activities for LGBT seniors living in NYC. MORE >


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