Interested in learning more about the things that transgender older adults, partners, and loved ones should know when researching nursing homes, assisted living, home health care, hospice, and palliative care? Join us for a discussion that will also include navigating legal issues like medical power of attorney, conversations about medical history and records, privacy in sex-segregated facilities, and patients’ rights. Finally, Tim Johnston from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging will discuss existing resources for transgender older adults and care providers. Through examining case studies and through facilitated discussion, participants will:· Learn what questions to ask potential care providers to assess their openness and knowledgeability about transgender people and transgender aging.· Discuss the specific legal concerns faced by transgender older adults and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.· Discover existing resources for transgender older adults and healthcare providers.
Tim R. Johnston
Tim R. Johnston is the Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the country’s only resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults nationwide. Funded by a historic grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Resource Center on LGBT Aging was created by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 18 national organizations with expertise in a wide range of areas, including mainstream aging, LGBT aging, cultural competency and program evaluation. He is responsible for coordinating nationwide trainings about the needs of LGBT older adults for aging providers and LGBT organizations, developing training curricula, and tracking training outcomes and evaluations.
Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE’s Policy and Program Director, founded the Transgender Aging Network in 1998 and GrayPrideParade.com in 2011. Loree helped develop the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging’s consensus training curricula and has contributed numerous publications and webinars to its online archive. She has worked on LGBT aging issues with the American Society on Aging, the National Association of State Units on Aging, Congress, the New BeginningInitiative, and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.