Caregiving for the LGBTQ+ Community: A Life Long Endeavor

Despite the huge strides America has made, being LGBTQ+ in a society that is predominantly heterosexual is no easy feat. 

Top that off with the added emotional, medical, and mental hardships that come with growing older, and you’ve got yourself a mountain to overcome.

That’s where we come in- a non-stigma, inclusive home care agency.

At Pristine Home Care we understand the struggles that seniors of the LGBTQ+ face on a daily. We understand the battle LGBTQ+ seniors have had to fight against disrespect, cruelty, and ostracism. We understand that while it has become widely acceptable to identify as LGBTQ+, many older members of the LGBTQ+ community have to had to face harsh discrimination growing up and throughout their lifetime to identify as such.

And, we are prepared and equipped to help.

At Pristine Home Care, we work tirelessly to meet the needs of every individual client. No matter how they self-identify, seniors of all backgrounds are welcomed, wanted, and cared for at our home care agency.

The Right Kind of Home Care

As we grow older it is important to make sure the right care is in place, both for ourselves and for our loved ones. This means feeling confident that the home care professional you let into your senior’s home and personal life will be kind, supportive, and respectful. A home care aide who will treasure your senior for who they are, and not try to change or shame them.

Unfortunately, it is estimated that 9 out of every 10 older LGBTQ+ individuals fear their caregivers will discriminate against them if they were open about their sexuality. Having a caregiver who is kind, accepting, and trained in how to address this fear is critical to the care of LGBTQ+ individuals.

At Pristine Home Care we have committed ourselves to helping LGBTQ+ individuals grow older with grace. We’ve taken the effort and time to participate in SAGE training, an amazing program that educates providers on how to create inclusive spaces that understand the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. SAGE training has helped us to actively meet those needs in a safe and welcoming way.

Our staff and executives have all participated in SAGE training courses, delving into the topics that specifically affect the LGBTQ+ community, such as understanding LGBTQ+ diversity, reducing stigma around HIV, how to care for older transgender individuals, and more. 

Pristine Home Care has not only participated in SAGE training but is also the first home care center in Pennsylvania to become SAGE Platinum certified as well!

Find Out More

At Pristine Home Care we care for individuals in the comfort of their own homes. We truly believe that allowing seniors to age gracefully in their own homes with licensed and inclusive caregivers is one of the most precious life gifts you could give a senior. If you would like to learn more about our inclusive home care program, give us a call at: (215) 621-7431. Or, message us on our online web chat https://www.pristinehcs.com/contact-us/.

Let us address your and your loved one’s needs!