Caring for LGBT Older Adults

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Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults

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.

This module will:

  1. Explain how social and historical factors have affected the health of older LGBT adults.
  2. Describe the medical and behavioral health care needs and concerns specific to LGBT older adults.
  3. Identify the enabling services, outreach, and community support needs of LGBT older adults.
  4. List ways to offer services that are affirming, welcoming, and appropriate.