Purpose:LGBT seniors have faced many challenges that have kept them in the closet or forced them back into the closet because of discrimination and bullying from caregivers and other friends and family. This self-study will help health care staff understand the terminology and basic rights of LGBT seniors in long-term care.Objectives: 1. Define LGBT terminology; 2. Understand the historical effects on LGBT residents; 3. Discuss how to create a welcoming environment for LGBT residents; 4. Describe resident rights and their affect on the LGBT residents. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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