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Best Practices for GLBT Elder Clients

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recommended Recommended Best Practices for Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elder Clients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations, in addition to having the same basic elder care needs as the general population, experience disparities and barriers related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression. Many avoid, delay, or receive inappropriate or inferior care because of perceived or real stigma and discrimination by care providers and institutions. The stigma associated with sexual orientation and gender identity impedes access to important programs, services and opportunities.