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Why routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information matters for elders

In this Q&A, Carey Candrian, PhD, discusses the importance of collecting information related to sexual orientation and gender identity in hospice and palliative care settings.

January 2020 | Carey Candrian, PhD

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SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline............... 877-360-LGBT

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can request to speak with someone in English or Spanish by calling 877-360-LGBT.

August 2019

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End-of-Life Perceptions and Preparations of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults

Little is known about what LGBT older adults think of, prepare for, and want for their end-of-life care experience. In order to fill the gap in knowledge, two researchers from Saint Louis University interviewed 17 LGBT individuals, 60 years and older.

May 2018 | Daniel B. Stewart, MSG - School of Social Work, Saint Louis University & SAGE of PROMO Fund and Brandy Fox, MSHCE - Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University

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Spiritual Care & Non-Religious Elders: Individualized Spiritual Care

This fact sheets discusses ways chaplains can provide spiritual support and resources to non-religious LGBT older adults.

February 2018 | Judith Sullivan, RN, EdD, MDiv Volunteer Chaplin, Hebrew SeniorLife and Rehabilitation Center

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Spiritual Themes in the Lives of LGBT Elders

This fact sheet explores the spiritual lives of LGBT elders through spiritual themes rooted in a person's search for meaning and purpose in life.

February 2018 | Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Hebrew SeniorLife

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The Impact of Trauma History on End of Life for LGBT Elders

This fact sheet provides an understanding of how a history of trauma may impact end of life spiritual support for LGBT elders and suggestions for professional caregivers.

February 2018 | Rev. Mary Martha Thiel, ACPE Certified Education, BCC, APC Director of Clinical Pastoral Education, Hebrew SeniorLife

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LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice - Q&A with author Kimberly, D. Acquaviva

This article is a Q&A with Kimberly D. Acquaviva, author of LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice.

May 2017 | Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

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Need a Lifeline? Advance Medical Directives Will Protect Your Health Care Decisions

This article discusses the importance of advance planning.

April 2016 | Alex Kent SAGECAP Program, Replication Coordinator

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Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals: An Advocate's Guide

This publication is a guide to creating end-of-life documents with specific language that protects the interests of transgender individuals in having their gender identity and expression respected.

October 2014 | National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Whitman-Walker Health

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Start End of Life Planning Early to Reduce the Chances of Guardianship

End of life planning article from the American Society on Aging blog.

February 2014

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Take the Power: Tools for Life and Financial Planning

Lambda Legal has prepared this toolkit, with information on creating wills, protecting your medical and end-of-life decisions, and more, so that you can take the power and create a more secure future for yourself and your family.

January 2014 | Lambda Legal

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Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Hospital Visitation Directives

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Hospital Visitation Directives

November 2012 | Natalie Chin, Lambda Legal, SAGE and The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Health Care Proxies & Living Wills

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Health Care Proxies & Living Wills

November 2012 | Natalie Chin, Lambda Legal, SAGE and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Funeral Directives

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Funeral Directives

November 2012 | Natalie Chin, Lambda Legal, SAGE and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Wills

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Wills

November 2012 | Natalie Chin, Lambda Legal, SAGE and the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Giving Someone a Power of Attorney For Your Health Care

This guide, with an easy to use legal form for all adults, is prepared by the American Bar Association.

June 2012 | Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association

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NYS Marriage Equality: Focus on Estate Planning

Trusts and Estates attorney, Tom Sciacca, Esq., details the importance of estate planning in relation to New York State's passage of marriage equality.

July 2011 | Tom Sciacca, Esq.

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Tom Sciacca, Esq. Explains the Importance of Marriage Equality in New York State

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of marriage equality in New York State pertaining to end-of-life decisions and estate planning.

July 2011 | Tom Sciacca, Esq..

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Asuntos del Cuidado a Largo Plazo Para Personas LGBT

Las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de más edad que viven en centros de cuidado a largo plazo (y sus familiares y amigos) deben conocer sus derechos y las señales del maltrato. Este artículo delinea los tipos de discriminación a los que pueden estar sujetos las personas LGBT de más edad en centros de envejecientes, como también varias maneras de atacar el problema.

June 2011 | Daniel Redman

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Tom Sciacca, Esq. Explains the Importance of Advance Directives

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of Advance Directives to the LGBT community.

May 2011 | Tom Sciacca, Esq.

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The Legal Documents Every LGBT Older Adult Needs

Examples of what you need to put in writing to protect your financial, health care and end-of-life decisions.

April 2011

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Four Conversations Caregivers Need to Have. Now.

Do you know your loved one’s health care and financial wishes? Talk about it now, so you can protect those decisions.

April 2011

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LOS DOCUMENTOS LEGALES QUE TODAS LAS PERSONAS LGBT DE MÁS EDAD NECESITAN

Lo que necesitas poner por escrito para proteger tus decisiones financieras, de cuidado de la salud y de fin de la vida.

April 2011

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Toma el control: Herramientas de planificación legal y financiera

Lambda Legal ha preparado esta guía para ayudarte a tomar el control, de manera que puedas crear un futuro más seguro para ti y tu familia.

November 2010 | Lambda Legal

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LGBT Older Adults and Estate Tax and Inheritance

This issue brief details how current estate and inheritance laws fail to recognize LGBT people's relationships, contributing to LGBT older adult's financial insecurity.

September 2010 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

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Gay and Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making

This one-click download through SSRN will take you to a law review article discussing estate planning for gay and lesbian elders.

August 2010 | Nancy J. Knauer

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Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders

Provides basic information about select areas of the law that are important to LGBT elders, especially individuals and couples who are age 55 and over. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable.

June 2009 | National Center for Lesbian Rights, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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