50% of management and non-management staff combined complete a one-hour SAGECare training.
(In-person, live-webinar, or on-demand)
This training is an update based on new information released in a 2023 report, which reflects the best research and practical approaches available in the field today. During this training, participants will explore how current intake processes frequently fail to consider LGBTQ+ individuals and discover new ways of asking intake questions that are LGBTQ+ inclusive. Participants will walk away with best practices on asking questions, becoming comfortable with a range of responses, and implementing inclusive intake processes at their organization.
During this training, participants will focus on three key areas. First, providers can use the information to ensure their services are welcoming to LGBTQ+ people with dementia. Second, how to support caregivers who identify as LGBTQ+ – these may be partners of people with dementia or the adult children or friends of people with dementia. Finally – we will look at some ways that providers can help advocate for LGBTQ+ people with dementia, including working in your local communities to help reach LGBTQ+ people and make sure you can connect them to affirming services.
This training focuses on understanding and examining the common assumptions about LGBTQ+ older adults of color and learning why they may have different needs and relationships with their identity than other LGBTQ+ older adults. Participants will explore the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults of color and leave with best practices for working with them.
This training discusses common myths and stigmas associated with HIV and individuals living with HIV. Participants will explore the history of HIV within the LGBTQ+ community and issues that LGBTQ+ older adults may still be dealing with today as a result of living through the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. Participants will leave with best practices for culturally sensitive care.
This training offers valuable information applicable in both professional and personal settings. After this training, participants will be able to explain the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, as well as other terms that can be used with this community. Participants explore the needs of LGBTQ+ older adults and their care networks and gain a better understanding of the unique issues experienced by LGBTQ+ caregivers.
This training discusses the power dynamics that lead to bullying and how to differentiate between bullying and other types of behavior. Participants will explore ways to engage stakeholders as bystanders to prevent bullying behavior, learn how bullying specifically affects LGBTQ+ older adults, and identify ways to implement procedures that reduce and manage bullying.
This training reviews suggestions for preventing bias and creating inclusive services for LGBTQ+ older adults. It discusses conflict resolution and concrete programming ideas and policies that ensure staff and constituents feel respected and safe. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how an inclusive environment can improve the health and happiness of both staff and constituents.
This training introduces the specific needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults receiving homecare. Participants will learn the definition of useful terminology and contextualize the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults through case studies and videos of real individuals to understand why some LGBTQ+ older adults may choose not to come out and may have difficulty inviting care providers into their home. Participants will receive best practices on how to provide services in an inclusive way.
This training provides a deeper dive into the lives and experiences of transgender older adults. Participants will be guided through the many choices that a transgender individual can make to live and express their gender identity, as well as best practices for understanding and validating those choices. This includes subjects such as relationships, names and pronouns, and different definitions of what it means to transition. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to support transgender older adult clients in their community.
This training focuses on the unique financial needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults. During the training, participants will learn key terminology related to LGBTQ+ communities and identify which terms are respectful. The course provides an overview of the needs, concerns, experiences, and considerations of LGBTQ+ elders as they navigate their finances and prepare for aging with dignity. Participants will also explore concrete steps to build relationships with LGBTQ+ clients. (This training is 75 minutes long, with additional cost.)
SAGE is committed to making our materials accessible to all individuals and maintaining open dialogue through the accommodation process. Reasonable accommodations for accessibility can be made upon request, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request. We request at least two weeks’ notice to assure that the accommodation meets your needs.