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Legal Developments and Practical Considerations: Improving the Quality of Care for Older LGBT Adults in the Long Term Care Setting

March 2015 | Tracy Carlson Ivers

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"Health care professionals need to have a better understanding of the special aging needs of older LGBT adults."

This article from AHLA (American Health Lawyers Association) Magazine details a number of new legal developments that concern LGBT older adults in long term care settings. It sets out new precedents and concludes that health care attorneys should stress the importance of LGBT-specific training programs with their long term care clients and encourage them to review and revise facility policies to ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws.

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