Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Free Online Learning Tool to Support LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care

Lyn Bentley

CMS announces the Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults. The training tools are free and targeted for use by long term care providers. There are six on-line training modules, each lasting about 10 minutes.
The learning tool is intended for long term care providers and addresses the needs and rights of older LGBT adults in LTC. The tool is presented in six online training modules including video testimonials, quizzes and helpful information. Each module lasts approximately 10 minutes and can be completed over time.

The tool was developed by the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging, with support from many groups including but not limited to SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, FORGE Transgender Aging Network, National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the National Senior Citizens Law Center, Rose Villa, and the Methodist Home of D.C.
 The learning tool can be accessed through the National Resource Center on LGBT. Users will be required to complete a registration form to access the free tools.

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