University of Arizona College of Medicine
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.
After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…
- Provide an estimate of the percentage of older adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT)
- Give examples of wording on office forms that would make them LGBT-friendly
- List situations in which LGBT older adults to not receive the same benefits in the health care system that others receive
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