Caregiving & LGBT Concerns in Michigan is a guide for caregivers in the Great Lakes State who are caring for an LGBT older adult. Understanding the unique circumstances LGBT individuals face and/or may be concerned about is crucial to provide a safe, supportive space as a caregiver.
In addition to helpful facts on issues of discrimination, this guide outlines patient care financial and legal concerns for caregivers on how to provide the highest standard of care for LGBT older adults and navigate the healthcare system.
This guide was created in 2016 and published in 2017 as a collaborave effort of the ACLU of Michigan, SAGE Metro Detroit and the three Area Agencies on Aging serving Southeastern Michigan: Detroit Area Agency on Aging, AAA1‐B, and The Senior Alliance. It was made possible by a grant from the Kendal Charitable Trust and the generosity of Don Nadel and Gil Evans, founding donors of SAGE Metro Detroit.