ERIC Number: EJ948296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 24
One Facility's Experience Using the Community Readiness Model to Guide Services for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults
Carlson, Laurie A.; Harper, Kelly S.
ADULTSPAN Journal, v10 n2 p66-77 Fall 2011
Service provision to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) older adults is a dynamic and sensitive area, requiring rigorous and extensive inquiry and action. Examining the readiness and assets of organizations serving GLBT older adults requires not only heart and sensitivity but also resources and a clear vision. The Community Readiness Model (CRM) is a change model that measures the readiness of communities/institutions to meet the needs of diverse clientele and to guide strategy development. This article presents model implementation with one long-term care facility interested in enhancing their ability to serve GLBT older adults.
Descriptors: Older Adults, Homosexuality, Models, Delivery Systems, Change Strategies, Community Programs, Program Implementation, Health Services, Nursing Homes, Social Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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