AARP Maryland: Caregiving, Isolation Top LGBT Concerns

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.

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