Johnston, Tim R.

Welcoming LGBT residents : a practical guide for senior living staff / Tim R. Johnston. - Abingdon, [England] : Routledge, 2020. - xi, 107 p. : ill.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / by Rabbi Erica Steelman -- Introduction: How to read this book -- Getting to know LGBT older adults -- First impressions -- Move-in day and collecting information -- LGBT programming and services -- Staff opinions, beliefs, and training -- Addressing bullying and conflict between residents -- Navigating family dynamics -- Sexuality and sexual health -- Bisexuality and aging -- Gender identity and expression -- Older adults with HIV/AIDS -- Dementia, memory care, and LGBT people -- Rights and protections -- Strategic planning and diversifying the board -- Conclusion: It starts with you!

Welcoming LGBT Residents is the first comprehensive guide to working with LGBT older adults in senior living settings. The LGBT older adult population represents one of the fastest-growing subpopulations within our aging society. Despite the increasing demand for LGBT-affirming services there is an absence of training books for care providers. This dual-purpose text is appropriate for training and as a guide to answer questions that may come up during daily tasks. It is based on the most recent research and includes stories and testimonials from LGBT older adults and providers in the field. This timely book will be of interest to professional care providers, from long-term care nurses and assisted living administrators to staff in retirement communities, as well as students in gerontology, health care administration, and social work courses.

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Older sexual minorities -- Care.
Older gays -- Care.
Older lesbians -- Care.
Older gay men -- Care.
Older transgender people -- Care.
Nursing homes.
Nursing home care.
Social work with older sexual minorities.

LGBT older care Older bisexuals care

WA300.1 / .J646 2020

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