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In 2012, United Church Homes began working with SAGE to train employees and leaders and went through the SAGECare education process, Long-Higgins said.

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SAGECare is a cultural competency training program for skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, health care organizations and anyone else who provides services to older adults to help them make their facilities more welcoming for LGBTQ people, according to its website. The training educates providers on the “needs, concerns and unique history” of LGBTQ older adults, as well as offering ways to improve the quality of support and services provided, according to its website. [..]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by The Columbus Dispatch on June 1, 2023.