We want to make sure that our Idahoans who belong to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community have their unique needs and experiences honored as they receive care. The goal of this list is to help providers gain an understanding of the differences and interventions designed to meet the needs of our LGBTQ community.
For example, SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders has provided a toolkit, information on LGBTQ dementia, and many other resources and opportunities to learn. The Alzheimer’s Association has also shared LGBT Caregiver Concerns– important considerations for LGBT caregivers.
Another helpful resource is the The National Alliance on Mental Illness, which provides LGBTQ specific information if your loved one has a mental illness. LGBTQ adults with disabilities are a minority group we cannot forget, to read more click here Respectability or check out the 10 Tips for Including People with Disabilities in the LGBT Community. Ensure that your loved one is receiving culturally competent care.
For help with legal affairs, the Family Caregiver Allianceshared a publication on Legal issues for LGBT Caregivers. If you are searching for a practical guide to collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity, refer to the publication Inclusive Questions for Older Adults from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.