JOURNAL ARTICLE

Awareness of LGBT aging issues among aging services network providers

Anne K Hughes, Rena D Harold, Janet M Boyer
Journal of Gerontological Social Work 2011, 54 (7): 659-77
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Very little research exists examining the interactions between community-based aging service providers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. It is unclear whether mainstream aging services acknowledge the needs of this community. We asked direct care providers and administrators in the Michigan aging services network to describe their work with LGBT older adults. We found there are very few services specific to the needs of older LGBT adults and very little outreach to this community. At the agency level, resistance to providing services was found.

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