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FIND SUPPORT The LGBT community has a deeply-rooted history of caring for its own, without accepting help from “outsiders,” and you or your loved one may be accustomed to that culture. A distrust of social service providers may be based on very real experiences of discrimination or harassment earlier in life. However, it’s important to recognize your limitations and recognize that it’s okay to reach out for extra support. If you’ve discovered that the scope of care is beyond what you or your team can provide, or if you’re not sure what is needed, you might consider getting help from an organization in your community Locate community resources. A variety of support services are available to people ages 50 and over and their caregivers throughout the United States. Your local Area Agency on Aging can typically help connect you to services such as homedelivered meals, transportation, adult day care centers, care management, and more. Check into the services offered in your community through the Eldercare Locator* at www.eldercare.gov. In addition, SAGENet,* SAGE’s network of local affiliates, has 30 locations in 20 states across the country. www.sageusa.org/advocacy/sagenet.cfm.

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Prepare to Care  

A planning guide for the caregivers in the LGBT Community. This guide is a practical tool created to help you. Here you’ll find information,...

Prepare to Care  

A planning guide for the caregivers in the LGBT Community. This guide is a practical tool created to help you. Here you’ll find information,...

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