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Live Webinar: SAGECare 101: AN LGBT CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING PROGRAM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Category: Live Webinar

Participants in this session will receive an introduction to the specific needs of LGBT older adults and why training and culturally competent care are integral to serving this underserved population. We will explore common concerns and answer some frequently asked questions that will strengthen the participant’s ability to provide person driven care.

Hosted by California Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Presented by Sadiya Abjani, Director of Learning and Equity

SAGECare provides training and consulting on LGBT aging issues to service providers. As a division of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), we are part of the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. 

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CLIENTS INCLUDE:

National organizations such as the AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Oscar Insurance, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, United Church Homes, and Watermark Retirement Communities. Regional leaders such as Aldersgate (N.C.), Marquis Health—Coral Harbor (N.J.), and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT LGBT OLDER ADULTS...

  • LGBT older adults are resilient yet at risk population
  • One out of 10 LGBT older adult participants have been denied healthcare or provided inferior care
  • Nearly one-half have a disability and nearly one-third report depression
  • Fifteen percent fear receiving health services outside of the LGBT community

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SAGECARE TRAINING ON...

KNOWLEDGE “…the trainings demonstrate improvements in provider knowledge of how to make an environment safe and welcoming for older adults who are LGBT.”

SKILLS “Overall, survey respondents demonstrated the ability to identify and address bias against LGBT elders in their work.”

ATTITUDES “After attending the trainings, participants were highly aware of implicit and explicit bias that impact the quality of care that LGBT elders receive. Compared to their responses before the trainings, respondents showed significant improvements in their attitudes toward LGBT elders.”