For LGBT people, the prospect of entering aged care can be quite frightening. Experiences they have lived through can make them feel cautious about sharing personal details that could help provide person centred care. This course explains how to provide appropriate and inclusive support to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. We also explore the importance of acknowledging and supporting an individual’s lifestyle.
– Outline who may identify as a member of the LGBT community
– Explore the challenges that may be faced by older members of the LGBT community who require care and support in residential settings
– Discuss strategies to improve the inclusivity of care and how to create supportive and inclusive services