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Caring for LGBT Older Adults

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Year Developed: n.a.

Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This module aims to bring recognition to the presence of LGBT elders (age 65+), a group which is often overlooked. The module illustrates the unique medical, psychological, and social service needs of LGBT older adults, and gives recommendations for how clinicians can adequately address the needs of this group.

Resource Details: This module: 1. Explains how social and historical factors have affected the health of older LGBT adults 2. Describes the medical and behavioral health care needs and concerns specific to LGBT older adults 3. Identifies the enabling services, outreach, and community support needs of LGBT older adults and 4. Lists ways to offer services that are affirming, welcoming, and appropriate.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.