The persons you name in these legal documents to act as your agent will have legal authority to act for you and in your place, without your having to define your relationship. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Under federal law, each jurisdiction must maintain an Ombudsman Program. Based on what they see, they may be expecting you to fulfill the primary caregiving function even if the matter has never been discussed. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U. It's a long hard fight, but, for the sake of the younger LGBT generation of today, we can't slow down.
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For more information contact Fairley Parson at x Old Lesbians Organizing for Change. Whether you're an elder, a young person, a caregiver, a student, a researcher, a policymaker, a journalist, or a helping professional, the clearinghouse offers you the keys to understanding and respect for LGBT elders. The LGBT Aging Issues Network works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. The challenges LGBT caregivers can face in caring for their loved ones makes having the proper legal documentation in order particularly important for LGBT caregivers.
Description: SHARE email facebook twitter action. The LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group offers a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones. The resulting LGBT Initiative seeks to provide outreach to LGBT older adults, families and caregivers, community agencies, allies, businesses and individuals in order to establish BayPath as an LGBT informed and inclusive place to find support, information and resources for health and well-being. These caregiver support and social service programs are available and free to all interested participants.