Providing Homecare to LGBT Older Adults
Objectives: Apply key facts and figures about LGBT older adults. Define terminology, including words like lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Understand the impact of discrimination on LGBT older adults. Explore how to have respectful and positive interactions with LGBT clients. Determine how to reconcile your personal beliefs with your professional responsibilities. Describe best practices for organizations working LGBT older adults and caregivers. Review some of the laws and regulations that protect LGBT older adults.
Description: Have you ever wondered what is unique about working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older clients, or why some LGBT people are afraid to share their identity with care providers? This course will provide information on LGBT history in the United States. You will learn how to engage LGBT clients, strategies for using affirming language, and ways to create a sense of safety for your client.