It is important to consider the changes in the world and how those changes may have an impact on the LGBTQ+ client. There is no question that the LGBTQ+ senior community has very unique needs when it comes to receiving care in the home. LGBTQ+ aging issues are an epidemic, and we at Careforce Homehealth Inc. identified home and community-based care as a solution. The home is the safest environment, where the “closet” should no longer exist, and there are many opportunities to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ seniors.
We aim to spread awareness within the industry on these issues. LGBTQ+ individuals are reportedly more likely to be uncomfortable receiving care in a long-term care setting, and there are many reasons why receiving medical treatment and care at home is more suitable for them. Let’s dive in.