Aging and End-of-Life Challenges in LGBT Community
Synopsis: The Hospice Foundation of America aging and end-of-life challenges in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. This webinar examines obstacles faced by individuals who are aging or living with advanced illness and addresses how hospice providers and other healthcare organizations can better serve the LGBT population. The programming provides hospices and other community organizations the opportunity to educate staff and volunteers about the basics of hospice care, caregiving, and grief. Links are provided to guide viewers to more information on various subjects.
The Hospice Foundation of America has released "Aging and End-of-Life Challenges in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community," a free online webinar written by Kimberly Acquaviva, Ph.D., MSW, that can help organizations better serve older LGBT adults and their loved ones who are coping with progressive illness, loss, and grief.
Hospice Foundation of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help those who cope personally or professionally with a terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.
Aging and Death Don't Discriminate
This webinar examines obstacles faced by individuals who are aging or living with advanced illness and addresses how hospice providers and other healthcare organizations can better serve the LGBT population.
We are pleased to include this important webinar in our online resource library. In addition to the program, additional resources and Fact Sheets can be downloaded for sharing with staff, students, and community members at no charge.
Free Continuing Education credits are available for a wide range of professionals.
This program is part of HFA's Hospice Information Center, an extensive online library that also includes programs such as;
- Family Caregiving
- Understanding Grief
- Understanding Hospice
- Coping with Cancer at the End of Life
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The programming provides hospices and other community organizations the opportunity to educate staff and volunteers about the basics of hospice care, caregiving, and grief. Links are provided to guide viewers to more information on various subjects.
Other resources are available for consumers to help family and friends learn about hospice and how it can help people cope with some of life's most challenging situations in a format that is accessible and understandable. Resources are also available in Spanish and Chinese.
This project is provided through the support of a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support hospice and end-of-life care outreach and education. CMS funds of $571,000 with HFA in-kind services of $5,710 are funding various outreach and educational programs, including this project.
This quality-reviewed article relating to our End-of-Life - Palliative Care section was selected for publishing by the editors of Disabled World due to its likely interest to our disability community readers. Though the content may have been edited for style, clarity, or length, the article "Aging and End-of-Life Challenges in LGBT Community" was originally written by Hospice Foundation of America, and published by Disabled-World.com on 2011/02/09 (Updated: 2022/06/09). Should you require further information or clarification, Hospice Foundation of America can be contacted at hospicefoundation.org. Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
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