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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Linda Travis, PsyD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20939
Date Posted: 
05/04/2011
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/14/2018
Abstract: 

What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Provide an estimate of the percentage of older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT)
  2. Give examples of wording on office forms that would make them LGBT-friendly
  3. List situations in which LGBT older adults to not receive the same benefits in the health care system that others receive
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Linda Travis. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: What You Should Know About LGBT Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20939