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10 Questions to Ask About LGBTI+ Needs in Aged Care

National LGBTI Health Alliance

This brochure outlines questions unique to LGBTI+ elders that can be asked when entering a residential aged care home in order to ensure that they are effectively supported and included.

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Aged Care for LGBTI Elders

My Aged Care

This factsheet describes the aged care services available, eligibility, how to access services and more for LGBTI+ elders.

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Support Services for People from Diverse Backgrounds

Australian Government Department of Health

This report offers action plans, training opportunities and resources for the care of older people from diverse backgrounds such as culturally and linguistically diverse people (CALD) and LGBTI+ people.

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Real Stories: Peter

ADA Australia

This video follows the real story of Peter who is gay man (LGBTI+) and has concerns regarding privacy in the aged care facility where he is living. It outlines the support he received from ADA Australia in communicating his needs to the facility. 

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ADA Australia YouTube Channel

ADA Australia

ADA Australia's comprehensive videos detail the experiences of elderly Australians from a variety of backgrounds such as multicultural people (CALD), LGBTI+ people, disabled and Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. They highlight common struggles and resolutions in regards to receiving aged care.

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Vulnerability of Older LGBTI+ People

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG discusses the particular vulnerabilities of older LGBTI+ people. Mr Kirby explains how enacting law (such as marriage equality) doesn't immediately change views, so there are potential difficulties with openness in an institutional setting, with both staff and other residents.

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Challenges for Older Transgender People

Seniors Rights Service

In this video, Sally Goldner discusses the challenges that Transgender (and LGBTI+) people face all their lives, and into older age. 

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LGBTIQ+ Services Brochure

Seniors Rights Service

This brochures describes the active role Seniors Rights Service play in providing services to older LGBTI+ people.

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Q&A for Older LGBTIQ+ People

Seniors Rights Service

A brochure answering some of the questions older LGBTI+ people may have before entering aged care.

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