The American College of Nursing (ACN) is looking for a new home for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors who have moved on from nursing homes.
The nursing home has long been an LGBT community hub, with LGBT seniors in nursing homes making up a significant portion of the nursing home population.
“ACN is seeking to partner with community organizations and community partners to create a nursing home for LGBT seniors who need a home that is safe, supportive, and supportive of their families,” said Lauren L. Mowry, ACN President and CEO.
“This new home would also offer them a new perspective and a place to learn about their peers and the nursing community.”
The new home, if it is built, would be a one-bedroom, one-bathroom, single-family home.
“In order to be successful in this new space, we need to create the space to support these individuals and their families and create a safe space for them to be in and around their community,” Mowy said.
“We believe that a one bedroom, one bathroom, small living room, closet-type space would be the best fit for our LGBT seniors and their caregivers.”
The ACN has a mission to build more homes for LGBT individuals in need and foster a healthy and diverse community.
“The new nursing home will help us create a home where LGBT seniors will feel welcome, supported, and comfortable,” said Mow.
“A one-room, one bed, small-living room, one closet-like space will be ideal for them.”
A nursing home would have the following amenities: The home would be at least two stories high, would have one bedroom for single and multiple residents, and one bathroom for a nursing facility.
The home also would have a large kitchenette, large living room table, dining room, and large living area.
The new nursing residence would be located in a nursing complex, with at least one other unit in the complex.
“For us, the biggest advantage of this is that we are partnering with a community partner,” said Lina M. Anderson, ACNA Vice President of Programs.
“There are many resources out there for LGBT and allied seniors and we are excited to partner and build a community.”
ACNA is a national organization dedicated to advancing LGBT rights and promoting inclusion, including lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues and advocacy.
For more information about ACNA, please visit www.acna.org or call 1-800-ACNA.