From the AARP Maryland Bulletin, Oct. 1, 2017:
[The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act] is important in the older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, where many people have created families of choice in place of families of origin, said Alex Kent, a coordinator for SAGECAP Baltimore, which serves older LGBT adults and their caregiving networks.
The program is a partnership between the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care and SAGE (Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders).
“The people they trust to make decisions for them are not the family members they talk to once a month,” Kent said.
But many people don’t know about the CARE Act, so AARP Maryland is working closely with SAGECAP Baltimore to provide information.