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LGBT Caregivers in Context In the general population, the vast majority of caregivers (85%) are caring for either a parent, spouse, or other relative.14 Looking at that statistic in reverse, we see that when older adults need care, they typically turn to a child, spouse, or other relative for assistance. LGBT older adults are 4 times less likely to have children and twice as likely to be single as their nonLGBT peers.15 They may also be estranged from their biological or legal family members if those people do not accept their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

If an LGBT older adult has no legal family to rely on, who cares for them?

I believe to be entrusted with the care of another human being is one of the greatest honors bestowed on us. Yes, there will be difficult days, but there will be days that are filled with the most beautiful and meaningful conversations two people will ever have in life.”

Christopher MacLellan, M.A.

Author: “What’s The Deal with Caregiving?” Certified Caregiving Coordinator & Educator WholeCareNetwork.com Lake Worth, FL

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SAGE Careving Guide  

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding pr...

SAGE Careving Guide  

This guide provides an overview of caregiving in the LGBT community, and specific ideas, lessons learned and best practices for expanding pr...

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