LGBT - McKnight's Senior Living

LGBT

Newspaper

Also in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 19

Texas publishes Phase 1 COVID-19 visitation requirements for assisted living communities … U.S. judge blocks Trump administration rule that would strip protections for LGBT individuals facing healthcare discrimination … Telehealth visits skyrocket for older adults during pandemic, but concerns and barriers remain: survey … Documentary, “Some Kind of Heaven,” will profile The Villages retirement community

New book can help you welcome LGBT residents

Tim R. Johnston, Ph.D., senior director of national projects for LGBT elder advocacy organization SAGE, spent a year and a half working on his new book, “Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff.” He recently answered some questions for me about the book and its subject matter as well as his work at SAGE.

concerned worker

Frontline workers must be priority for COVID-19 resources, groups say; Juniper to test all residents, staff

The safety and well-being of frontline workers in senior living and skilled nursing must be prioritized in order to ensure that older adults receive the care they need and that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized, leaders of professional organizations serving the industry said in a unified message released Thursday. Meanwhile, also on Thursday, Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities said it had begun testing all residents and employees for COVID-19 at the communities it owns.

Sens. Bob Casey and Susan Collins talking.

Older Americans Act reauthorization signed into law

President Trump reauthorized the Older Americans Act for five years on Wednesday, signing into law H.R. 4334, the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 written by Sens. Susan Collins and Bob Casey. The OAA was last reauthorized in 2016 under President Obama.

Next post in News