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LGBTQI Awareness in Aged Care

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Older LGBTQI Australians are more likely to need aged care services because many do not have children or support structures. In February 2019 the Australian Government’s Department of Health released a guide for aged care providers on how to care for LGBTQI residents.

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While we may not know the numbers of older LGBTQI people living in Australia, we know that older LGBTQI Australians are more likely to need aged care because many do not have children or support structures.

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Adrian Howson
15 Mar 2021
Great educational resource.
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Kelly
13 Jul 2021
Help me to care for my diverse population.
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Helen Milne
20 Feb 2021
Informative on issues many may not even considered or realised. Included suggestions and information to assist workers include and support LGBTQIA clients.Promotes empathy and understanding.
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Shristy Rawat
31 Aug 2021
Informative and useful
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Anqi Deng
02 Sep 2021
Ensure that all care workers and other staff respect the right of LGBTQI people to connect, relax and share intimacy with significant others regardless of their gender–and that this is reflected in policies and practices.
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Paige Davis
19 Apr 2021
Good knowledge
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Shandelle Whitty
25 Aug 2021
Great information
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Danielle Mitchell
23 Aug 2021
I really enjoyed learning more about this topic and the text provided was very educational.
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Tracy Kew
12 Mar 2021
I gained relevant knowledge of the differences that identify in our elderly and disability elders in my community as an AIN.
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10 Apr 2021
Useful and informative.
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