Everyone Deserves Care
Here at MIR Senior Care Management & Care Consultants (MIR), we value all of our clients and desire to provide sensitive and respectful care that meets each individual’s needs. We strive to understand and support client preferences by seeking to provide quality care management customized to all lifestyles. MIR is proud to offer personalized services that address the specific needs of all sexual orientations, including LGBTQ+ individuals.
Serving LGBTQ+ in Senior Care Management
MIR understands that the LGBTQ+ community has been underserved when it comes to senior care. Sadly, it is common for senior care management to overlook these individuals, or worse, discriminate against them. This gap in senior care management is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing a competent, friendly, and respectful staff that serve as allies for the LGBTQ+ community. We understand that every individual has worth and dignity and believe that receiving quality care for your loved one should be something that is expected, not merely hoped for.
Affirming Identity at MIR Senior Care & Care Consultants, Inc.
Our caregivers are aware of and sensitive to the adverse experiences some clients may have faced and desire to respect and affirm the identity of each one of them. We do not force our clients to disclose gender identity and sexual orientation. If necessary, to better serve the client, clients will be able to disclose information in a safe, confidential manner.
Trained and Caring Staff
Having informed staff helps better serve our clients by providing person-centered care. This care can include things such as: who the client considers family, and awareness of healthcare needs for transgender individuals.
AARP’s Pride Homepage
This is AARP’s online home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The page is designed to spotlight articles on news, personal finance, relationships, travel and other topics of concern to older gay Americans, and their family and friends.
Family Equality Council
The Family Equality Council is America’s foremost national advocate dedicated to family equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents, guardians and allies. It has grown into the leading policy advocate on federal and state issues that impact today’s modern families, including foster care and adoption, safe schools, family medical leave, parenting protections, domestic partnership and marriage.
LGBT Aging Issues Network
American Society on Aging’s constituent group who are professionals working to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Aging Issues
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Task Force focuses on aging as one of their delineated issue areas.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s LGBT Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for LGBT people and providers that aim to improve the quality of care provided to LGBT people including a summary of actions taken so far, recommendations for future actions and updates on improving data collection in healthcare for the LGBT community.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Provider Directory
Directory of LGBT-friendly/specific/competent medical providers, including dentists, mental health specialists, general practitioners, and OB-GYNs. Other searchable areas include specialties (orthopedics, oncology) and alternative medicine (aromatherapy, yoga, herbal medicine, acupuncture, etc.).
PRIDE Institute strengthens resiliency and enhances the wellness of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT) people through treatment programs grounded in the traditions of recovery while incorporating current evidence-based practices. The PRIDE Institute Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an option for clients who have stable living environments, and/or do not require extensive residential programming. PRIDE also has programs such as PRISM (which offers mental health assistance) and residential treatment.