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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Linda Travis, PsyD, Beverly Heasley, RN, BSN, MBA
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21012
Date Posted: 
08/31/2011
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/14/2018
Abstract: 

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities 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. List characteristics of a long-term care (LTC) facility that create a welcoming environment for LGBT residents.
  2. List the effects of pressuring LGBT older adults to “come out.”
  3. Explain what is a family of choice.
    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 and Beverly Heasley. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21012