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Volunteers for Your SMP Program

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. This tip sheet provides suggestions on how to outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, in order that they become volunteers in the SMP network. MORE >


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LGB Medicare Fraud Prevention

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) developed this handout to be given out to lesbian, gay and bisexual older adultsthat includes the SMP targeted messaging of "Protect, Detect, Report." MORE >


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Providing Services to LGB Older Adults: Tips for SMP Staff and Volunteers

This tip sheet is intended for Senior Medicare Patrol staff and volunteers to provide basic information on the lesbian, gay and bisexual older adult communities. MORE >


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Providing Services to Transgender Older Adults: Tips for SMP Staff and Volunteers

This tip sheet, developed by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network, is intended for SMP staff and volunteers to provide basic information on working with transgender older adults. MORE >


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Transgender Older Adults & Medicare Fraud Prevention

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and FORGE Transgender Aging Network developed this handout to be given out to transgender older adults as part of the Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer program. It provides information about specific issues related to Medicare fraud protection and the transgender community. MORE >


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Identifying and Assisting LGBT Elder Abuse Clients: A Guide for Abuse Professionals

This comprehensive article, written for abuse professionals, discusses warning signs for LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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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Read more: Caregiving, Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, 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

 
FORGE Transgender Aging Network

FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Research Brief about LGBT Elder Abuse

This 4-page research brief, developed by the National Center on Elder Abuse, describes information related to LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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LGBT Elder Abuse: Interview of Mary Twomey

An LGBT radio show conducted this interview of the Co-Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse. 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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The LGBT Senior Population's Risk of Elder Abuse

This short article gives an overview of LGBT elder abuse issues. MORE >


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Trans Power and Control Tactics

This short document lists trans-specific power and control tactics that can be used against and by trans people in couple relationships. 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 >


Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, End of Life Decisions, En Español, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Long Term Care: Phyllis

Very short video of LGBT advocate Phyllis Lyon talking about long-term care. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field

This publication highlights that many LGBT older adults experience regular discrimination in long-term care facilities. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Stories from the Field

This excerpt from LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field discusses legal rights and responsibilities of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Tips for Representing LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence in Court

This is a short tip sheet for attorneys working with LGBT domestic violence cases. MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBTQ Partner Abuse

A short fact sheet on partner abuse in LGBTQ couples. MORE >


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Sexual Violence, Elder Abuse, and Sexuality of Transgender Adults Age 50+

This article includes information on what transgender older adults view as elder abuse, along with their experiences of sexual violence. MORE >


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LGBT Community and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources

This is a compilation of information and resources on domestic violence in the LGBT community. MORE >


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LGBT Domestic Violence Fact Sheet

This is a short introduction to domestic violence among same-sex couples. MORE >


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Why Gay Marriage is an Issue for Abuse Professionals

This article explores how the lack of legal marriage both contributes to LGBT elder abuse and makes it harder for victims to leave. MORE >


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LGBT Elders: Elder Abuse and Neglect Issues

This is a reprint of one of the earliest (1997) articles on LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Power and Control in LGBT Relationships

This "power and control wheel" specifies the tactics that may be used by abusers of LGBT people. MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
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