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EDUCARE, Inc.™ Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Older Adults

Training Curriculum Modules

EDUCARE has multiple training programs designed to meet the needs of health and social service care providers.  Our goal is to have compassionate, culturally competent caregivers.  The Quarterly Awareness Programs offers an introduction to the challenges faced by aging LGBT individuals.  A one hour module provides the basis for culturally competent care for LGBTQ older adults.  It includes basic concepts, vocabulary, barriers that prevent access to service and compassionate strategies to help LGBTQ older adults feel welcome and respected. Another module addresses the unique needs and concerns of transgender older adults. Additional training programs are available to address the caregiving concerns related to LGBTQ older adults' specific health conditions, working with LGBTQ older adults - - best practices, standards of care, ethical, legal and professional responsibilities. CEUs are available.

Quarterly Awareness Program – 2 1/2 hour Training Module

1.5 CEU certificate of attendance for Social Work, LPC, Nursing Home Administrators

This program starts the conversation with social service and health care providers, interested community members, and the general public about LGBTQ older adults and the challenges they face. 

 

Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Older Adults – 1 Hour Training Module

1.5 CEU certificate of attendance for Social Work, LPC, NH, NH Administrator

In addition to the negative beliefs and discrimination that many older Americans experience, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender older adults fear additional discrimination, judgment, and harassment by staff and other residents.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts and vocabulary related to the LGBT community, including sexual orientation and gender identification

  • Discuss the myths and misinformation about people who are LGBT and their resiliencies

  • Examine how historical discrimination has created barriers to access of aging, healthcare and social services for LGBT older adults

  • Discuss the importance of compassionate strategies to help LGBT older adults feel welcome and respected by all staff, volunteers, Board members and other residents, regardless of one’s personal beliefs

 

Introduction to Transgender Older Adults – 1 Hour Training Module

1.5 CEU certificate of attendance for Social Work, LPC, NH Administrator

People who are transgender have been lumped into the LGB community; however, gender identification is different than sexual orientation. This module examines some of the unique needs and concerns of transgender older adults

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the concepts of gender identification and sexual orientation

  • Recognize the diversity in the life experiences and in decision-making regarding transition with transgender older adults, based on culture, family of origin, religious upbringing, financial resources, physical and mental health and other personal, family, and community factors

  • Discuss the importance of compassionate strategies for providing transgender affirming care to meet the unique needs of transgender older adults

Other Programs: 

  • LGBT Older Adults and Advanced Care Planning - End of Life Health Care Decision-making

  • LGBT Older Adults and Dementia

  • LGBT Older Adults and Caregiving

  • LGBT Older Adults and HIV/AIDS

  • Developing best practices and tools for working with LGBT older adults

  • Meeting the Needs of Our Older Adults? An Educational Program for LGBT Service Providers

  • LGBT Older Adults – Standards of Care – Ethical, Legal, and Professional Responsibilities