Thursday, September 3rd (Session I2) - Best Practices for Providing LGBT Affirming Residential Services

Session I2

While older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults confront the same issues everyone else does when choosing aging services, the reality of life in long-term care for LGBT people can be drastically different from their non-LGBT peers.  This session introduces the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI) for supporting LGBT residents.  During the session, attendees will hear from peers working in long-term care communities who are implementing LGBT affirming policies and practices, review best practices developed by key industry stakeholders and take a self-assessment to assess LGBT inclusiveness in areas such as policies and procedures, resident services and supports, and community engagement.

1. Describe the need for LGBT inclusive residential services.
2. Identify best practices for serving LGBT residents.
3. Evaluate and recommend action steps to improving LGBT residential inclusion.
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Erica Steelman

Director of LGBT+ Initiatives and Staff Chaplain, Abramson Center for Jewish Life

For over seven years, Rabbi Erica Steelman has served as Staff Chaplain for Abramson Senior Care. In 2014, she initiated, created and has been leading Abramson Senior Care’s LGBT+ Initiatives and Task Force to make Abramson Senior Care more welcoming, affirming and competent in serving LGBT+ individuals. Under Rabbi Steelman’s leadership, Abramson Senior Care has participated in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) since 2015. She strives to raise awareness of the existence of LGBT+ older adults, and to encourage healthcare professionals, administrators and academics to incorporate an understanding and appreciation of sexual orientation and gender identity into person-centered care.

Dan Stewart

Associate Director, Aging Equality Project, Human Right Campaign

As Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project, Dan Stewart manages the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). The LEI, built in partnership with SAGE and HRC, addresses the concerns of LGBTQ older adults seeking long-term care. This is done by working with LTC communities to commit to providing culturally competent care and support their work to do so. Organizations will be supported by better understanding LGBTQ-inclusive policy and procedures. This will ultimately lead to a tool for LGBTQ individuals to find supportive communities.  Prior to his role at HRC, Dan served as the SAGE Program Coordinator for PROMO, a statewide program providing services and advocacy for LGBTQ elders in Missouri.

Nate Sweeney

Vice-President Skilled Services, St. John’s

Nate Sweeney serves as Vice President of Skilled Services at St. John’s in Rochester, NY, a long-time leader in the culture change movement.   He is the administrator for the nursing home, serving 400 elders, overseeing the medical, nursing, social work, spiritual care, therapeutic recreation, and dining departments. Additionally, he is responsible for Day Break, an adult medical day program caring for 30 elders, and the Penfield Green House Homes, which serves 20 elders in the first Green House homes built away from a campus, in the community. Prior to returning to long term care, Nate served as the Executive Director of the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care, where his team launched Baltimore’s first social service infrastructure for serving LGBTQ elders and created May 16th as National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day.

Sherrill Wayland

Director, SAGE

Sherrill Wayland is the Director of National Education Initiatives for SAGE where she directs the operations of programs such as SAGECare and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.  She also serves as the SAGE lead for the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI).  Sherrill earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis and has over 25 years of professional experience in the fields of education, disability and LGBT older adult advocacy.

Margie McLaughlin

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I2: Best Practices for Providing LGBT Affirming Residential Services
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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Describe the need for LGBT inclusive residential services. Identify best practices for serving LGBT residents. Evaluate and recommend action steps to improving LGBT residential inclusion.
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10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
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