Caring for LGBT Older Adults
Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations
Keywords: LGBTQ, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).
Year Developed: n.a.
Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules
Primary Audience: Clinicians
The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
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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.