Senior-care providers face more gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients, report indicates (PioneerPress)
A new report suggests that despite their willingness, many senior-care providers may not be ready to serve the growing number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients.
The report was issued recently by the University of Minnesota and the PFund Foundation, a Minneapolis-based organization dedicated specifically to gay-rights issues.
The findings, drawn from completed surveys of 15 "Agencies on Aging" in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, mirror results of a related national study that found senior-care agencies to be open, generally, to training on how to respond to the needs of nonheterosexual seniors.
The Agencies on Aging administer federal funding for Meals on Wheels, health insurance counseling, senior transit providers and other services provided under the Older Americans Act.
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