LGBTI is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender & and Intersex communities. The initialism LGBTI is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Research has shown that for a long time many older people from the LGBTI communities did not feel consistently safe in disclosing their sexual identity to mainstream healthcare providers due to a fear of discrimination.
This obviously can create an enormous barrier to accessing necessary health care services and even more importantly the identification and development of specific supports and services tailored to meet the needs of these communities.
AT C4U, We appreciate that older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex people have their own individual requirements when it comes to receiving support at home and remaining independent in their communities.
Contact us now on 1300 369 206 to learn more about the aged support services we can provide to older LGBTI people.