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Indifference to the difference? Older lesbian and gay men's perceptions of aging services.

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Summary of "Indifference to the difference? Older lesbian and gay men's perceptions of aging services."

This qualitative study examined: 1) What older lesbians and gay men know about OAA-funded services; 2) attitudes towards the services; 3) experiences utilizing the services; 4) how current needs are met; and 5) plans for care as they age. Focus groups were conducted from June-August 2016. Purposive and snowball sampling yielded a sample size of 31. Five focus groups were conducted, and analysis used Grounded Theory. Four themes emerged: 1) low expectations of a welcoming environment, 2) the importance of being out, 3) need for LGBT-specific services, and 4) how to create inclusive services.

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Name: Journal of gerontological social work
ISSN: 1540-4048
Pages: 1-28

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