Here are some resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer seniors and caregivers.
The Family Caregiver Alliance has an LGBT internet group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones. Learn more here.
The Alliance also answers frequently asked questions about GLBT caregiving rights and strategies , and legal questions related to aging. Learn more here.
SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ elders since 1978. They build welcoming communities and keep LGBTQ issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ people.
Many programs and publications can be found at www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources
- An advocate’s guide to Creating End-Of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals provides sample wording to ensure respect for the person’s gender identity.
- Shining a Light on Medicare: Demystifying Medicare for the Elder LGBT Community