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Providing Care for an LGBTQ Senior: Top 10 Strategies and Resources to Creating an Inclusive Care Environment

Great diversity exists within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) community. The LGBTQ community and each of the LGBTQ groups (racial, ethnic, immigration status) has its own distinct cultural beliefs, attitudes, and practices around healthcare and caregiving. It’s important to remain aware of these nuances, as well as the fact that race, class, religious affiliation, location, and gender expression can also affect the access to care and impact the healthcare journey as a whole for the LGBTQ senior community.

Caregivers are Essential and Should Not Be Considered Unskilled

Caregiving is a profession that does not get the respect it deserves until such time as it is a necessity in our lives or in the lives of those we love.  COVID-19 has put a spotlight on personal caregiving needs of our most vulnerable population, the elderly.   During this crisis, home care caregivers have been labeled “essential” which is an adjective that needs to stay with this profession, long after COVID-19 is in our past.

7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors in 2020

Summer is a wonderful time for gardening, cookouts, and family bonding. The heat and sun that comes with the season can be dangerous if certain precautions are not taken. In fact, according to the CDC, heat-related deaths were reported most frequently among males (5,567; 69%) and adults over age 65. Here are seven tips to help ensure you and your senior loved one stays safe during the summer months.