What is Project Visibility?
Project Visibility is a training program for administrators and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, and other providers of services to older adults.
The training is comprised of a 20-minute video that showcases the lives of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders, a PowerPoint presentation, and manual.
Why a training on LGBT elders?
Aging LGBTs are often overlooked and unseen by service providers and by younger members of the LGBT community.
They are concerned about the level of sensitivity and awareness training of staff at long term care facilities and other service providers to older adults.
LGBT elders deserve to age with dignity and without fear of judgment and discrimination.
Profile of LGBT Community
There are an estimated 1 to 3 million Americans who are LGBT.
Studies have found that LGBT elders do not have the support networks that are enjoyed by their heterosexual peers.
Studies also show that LGBT elders are 5 times less likely to access senior services than their heterosexual peers.
By not accessing these services, LGBT elders are more susceptible to experiencing increased isolation, depression, substance abuse, and premature or unnecessary institutionalization.
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Who is the class for?
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers. This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home in a nursing home, or across the country.
What does the class cover?
This class will give you, the family caregiver, tools to:
- Help reduce stress
- Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
- Take care of yourself
- Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
- Help you relax
- Make tough decisions
- Set goals and problem-solve
When and where are classes held?
This class series meets once a week for six weeks. Several classes are offered throughout Larimer County.
Check back January 2015 for class times and locations
Is there a cost involved?
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is sponsored by several community organizations and is offered at no cost. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.
For further information contact: Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Program Coordinator (970) 498-7758 or firstname.lastname@example.org