Recognizing Diverse Caregivers

The challenges of caregiving can be intensified in the LGBTQ+ community due to increased discrimination and harassment. The number of caregivers in the United States is expected to grow alongside the older adult population. Caregivers provide physical, psychological, and emotional care for another person who may be a family member, friend, or partner. Caregiving can be very challenging when balanced with other aspects of a person’s life and caregivers tend to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of medical tasks, responsibilities, and self-neglect. This may worsen a caregiver’s health, leading to increased rates of depression, anxiety, isolation, financial strain, and poorer health. These challenges are exacerbated for LGBTQ+ caregivers who face unique challenges, unlike any other group.

This month we would like to highlight programs & conversations that specifically address the unique needs and challenges of diverse caregivers. 

  • Join the WellMed Caregiver SOS program this month for the Pride of Caregiving series.  This series focuses on issues for LGBTQ caregivers and professionals. Sessions are held virtually using Zoom and will be held at 10 am Central Standard time on Thursdays in June. To register for any of the sessions please go to:   

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  • The American Society on Aging presents an article that is a part of the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) published in Generations Today.   You can view the article by CLICKING HERE.  This article discusses the cultural impacts on caregiving.
  • By CLICKING HERE professionals can download a free PDF Guide that encourages more engaging and supportive programming that can support LGBTQ+ caregivers.
  • Visit the Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.ORG to find LGBTQ+ Community Resources for Dementia

Other articles on diversity include:

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