Understanding And Solving Inequities for LGBTQ in Senior Care

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“There is fear among the LGBTQ community to access senior care services, and there are barriers to accepting them into care. While that is considered illegal discrimination, it still happens. Our goal is to raise awareness, provide education, and take action to solve this problem.”

Carey Candrian, CU Anschutz

About The Episode

Talk about fire power! We are blessed to have three amazing influencers for those providing care for older adults, especially for those belonging to minority groups. We speak with:

Our guests today will talk about real world implementation of Project Visibility. We have a wonderful team member from Christian Living Community to share about their implementation.

We are diving deep into three key items:

-LGBTQ people face disparities and inequity in healthcare, housing, employment and social services
-A person-centered approach that honors people’s rights and individuality has the power to transform care for older adults and people with disabilities, especially for those belonging to minority groups
-All of us have the power to learn about our implicit attitudes, reflect on them, and make positive changes, in order to ensure social justice and equity for all

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  • Increase move-ins and referrals

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells, Francis LeGasse and Taylor Hulett.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at ignitehope@mavericksofseniorliving.

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