Caregiving | Home & FamilyLiving in a nursing home is not easy. When you are gay, it can be so much more complicated. Unless you’re at a progressive long-term care facility, staff (and fellow residents) may act less than warm and fuzzy, the Nursing Home Reform Act notwithstanding. Put simply, you or your visiting partner, if you’re lucky enough to have one, may not feel welcome. State laws that deny LGBT couples the same benefits as married heterosexuals reinforce their frustrating situation. Many older …
News RoundupsThe first in a series of White House conferences devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging was held in Miami, Florida, yesterday. Many of the issues addressed—retirement security, health care, housing—are concerns shared by older Americans of all sexual stripes. But LGBT seniors also face unique obstacles, including discrimination and a lack of certain legal protections.
News RoundupsCancer deaths down but disparities still exist. … The overall cancer death rate declined between 1990 and 2007, according to the latest statistics by the American Cancer Society. However, the report finds disparities still exist among socioeconomic and racial groups.