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Survey: Many LGBT Adults Fear Treatment at LTC Facilities

Wednesday, April 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sarah Bass
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More than 60 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults age 45 and older say they're worried that a long-term care facility might refuse or provide limited care, according to a new AARP survey.

When thinking about long-term care facilities, the survey found:
  • 67% concerned about neglect
  • 62% concerned about abuse
  • 61% concerned about limited access to services
  • 60% concerned about verbal or physical
"Providers of long-term care services and supports can initiate specific outreach activities to make the LGBT community feel more comfortable including training, hiring LGBT staff, investing in advertising to communicate LGBT-friendliness, and displaying LGBT-welcoming signs in facilities and online," the AARP survey report says. "Any of these actions help create LGBT-safe spaces within the long term care industry and would be roundly welcomed by the LGBT community."


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