The Springpoint Choice team has always been committed to supporting and welcoming LGBT older adults, if and when they are in need of receiving in-home care. To underscore this commitment, our team made it a priority to receive formal training to stay relevant and learn how to better connect and care for the LGBT aging community.
Among the first Continuing Care at Home Programs to Earn the Platinum SAGECare LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Credential
As part of the SAGECare training, the Springpoint Choice team heard from LGBT older adults of color, older adults from rural areas, individuals above and below the poverty line, and individuals who came out young or much later in life. The team also learned how to respond to bias behavior, incorporated new vocabulary and received an overview of federal protections.
“The team at Springpoint Choice have always treated us with respect and have made us feel very comfortable as members,” said Wendy Cramer and Carolyn Baranowski. “Being in a same-sex marriage, there naturally can be concerns about how people will treat you, but the Springpoint team has made us feel welcomed from the start. We are proud of Springpoint Choice for continuing to learn how to better communicate with the LGBT senior community and strengthening what already is an inclusive culture.”
SAGECare is a division of SAGE, the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. SAGECare provides LGBT competency training and consulting on LGBT aging issues to service providers.
Find Diversity and Inclusion with Springpoint Choice
At Springpoint Choice and all of our Springpoint communities, we believe that every senior should be treated with care and consideration, no matter their differences. Our president and CEO, Anthony A. Argondizza says it best.
“Springpoint is steadfast in our commitment to diversity and inclusion as we create a culture that encourages all members, residents, and employees to be successful, tolerant of differences, and care for one another. As part of this commitment, we launched a company-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative; learning how to better connect with the LGBT community is just one of the significant steps we are taking to create a more inclusive culture. I am proud of our Springpoint Choice team for earning the Platinum Level SAGECare LGBT Aging Cultural Competency Credential.”
To learn more about how Springpoint Choice makes diversity and inclusion a priority for seniors, contact our team today.