Home care in Appleton, WI

  • 35 Park Place
  • Suite 100
  • Appleton, WI 54914

Appleton 6-18-19 CE Event

June 5th, 2019

Appleton Continuing Education Event

LGBT Elders: Best Practices for Creating Safety and Inclusion

Featuring Britta Larson, MNA, LNHA, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted

Date:  June 18th, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location:  BrightStar Care, 35 Park Place, Suite 100,  Appleton

RSVP to:  bthompson30@brookdale.com

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.
There are approximately 1.5 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults in this country. Many LGBT older adults have experienced discrimination and faced stigmas in their lifetime. LGBT older adults are less likely to seek services from aging service providers for fear of discrimination and may fear complex challenges and barriers in long-term care settings. This session will provide practical guidance, including program and policy recommendations, on developing inclusive programs and services for LGBT older adults.

Following this presentation the participant will be able to:

• Articulate and understand familiarity of the language and terminology associated with the
LGBT community
• Identify the unique challenges facing the aging LGBT community
• Apply best practices for creating safety and inclusion for LGBT older adults
• Increased awareness of resources available to improve services provided to LGBT older adults