Why the LGBTQ+ senior population needs specialized home care assistance
In America, there are estimated to be over 3 million LGBT adults (those that are gay, bisexual, lesbian, or transgender) over the age of 50, with projections that this will increase to over 7 million adults by 2030. LGBTQ+ elders confront unique challenges as they get older. Compared to their heterosexual peers, LGBT elders are:
- Twice as likely to be single and live alone
- Four times less likely to have children
- Much more likely to have faced discrimination and social stigma
- More likely to face poverty, homelessness, and poor general health
Scroll to the bottom of this page to read our free “Dignity and Pride” report on the healthcare challenges facing the LGBT community in more depth.
Chosen Family recognizes the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and exists to overcome the issues and shortcomings in care provided to the senior and disabled LGBTQ+ community. We recognize how a lifetime of discrimination, stigma, and fear have created many of the challenges that LGBT seniors face. As a result, we have worked to create an environment that is accepting, inclusive, and supportive to the LGBT community.
Culturally Competent Home Care Assistance for LGBT Seniors
Chosen Family Home Care embraces its role as a home care assistance provider and community partner. This is why “a circle of support and community” is built right into our slogan. We advocate and connect LGBTQ+ seniors to community resources and opportunities to allow older adults to live vibrant, happy, and healthy lives.
Most importantly, Chosen Family Home Care provides inclusive and affirming home care assistance and home health services to our clients. This is done through recruitment of highly qualified and sensitive caregivers and home health aides.
Plus, we offer specialized training that helps our employees understand these challenges and help overcome them. This is accomplished through caregiving that is culturally competent and invites all of our diverse clients to be who they are without judgement. Chosen Family Home Care is more than just a name, it’s built into our mission.
Working as an LGBTQ+ Senior Caregiver
Chosen Family Home Care serves a diverse group of clients across Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They range from all ends of the diverse members of the LGBT community. Also, as culturally competent providers of home health and home care assistance, we are always recruiting caregivers that believe in the mission of Chosen Family Home Care. We actively recruit and hire home health aides and caregivers that are as diverse and the senior and disabled home care clients we work with everyday.
Understanding this, Chosen Family Home Care is a great place to work on top of being both inclusive and caring. We foster work/life balance, encourage emotional and mental support, and promote respite care and general well being for all of our valued caregivers. By doing so, Chosen Family Home Care helps ensure the best care standards for our LGBTQ+ and senior patients through improved caregiving. Overall, we support and promote our strongest assets: our caregivers.
Check out our careers page to learn more about opportunities at Chosen Family Home Care.