The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a project of www.sageusa.org
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging



We're steadily creating a resource center that will provide resources across a variety of LGBT aging topics. Tell us what you'd like to see and sign up for updates.

Register Now

Create Your Care Plan: An LGBT Person's Guide to Preparing for Medical Procedures

September 2017 | SAGE

Download PDF
Reprint
Permission Form


Undergoing a surgical or medical procedure can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Typically, people rely on family members to help them through the process and manage their care. But what if you don’t have family members who can step into that caregiving role?

This workbook provides a detailed overview of what to expect when undergoing a surgical procedure, and how to
plan for a successful recovery. Includes step-by-step instructions to create your own care plan, including worksheets, resources, and tips/encouragement for reaching out to others.

This guide is also available for download in Spanish here.

Copies of the Care Planning Worksheets are available for download here. 

 


Find resources in your area

Links to sites that help you find aging sources accross the country

Resources in Your Area
Advanced Search
Related Resource

LGBT Elders and Healthcare Provider Video


Watch on YouTube

As part of National Coming Out Day, SAGECare and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation asked LGBT elders and care providers why being out to healthcare providers is so important. The main thing we learned from our LGBT elders is that they want to be treated with respect. MORE >


See more: Advocacy Tools for LGBT Older Adults, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults