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LGBTIQ Friendly Aged Care Services in Melbourne by Homestyle Aged Care
Homestyle Aged Care support diversity in all its forms and welcome everyone, which is why we offer high quality LGBTI residential aged care in Melbourne. All individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or life experiences can access the highest levels of care from our dedicated team.
The Need for LGBTIQ Residential Aged Care
When people move into residential care, they often feel vulnerable and frightened, and this can be especially true when it comes to LGBTI individuals. Many LGBTI elders will have lived through the decades when homosexuality was illegal and there was very little in the way of support. They may have experienced exclusion, harassment, prejudice and trauma on account of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
That’s why Homestyle Aged Care have worked hard to ensure an inclusive, respectful environment. Our LGBTI friendly aged care in Melbourne focuses on the principles of the Aged Care Act and guidelines set by the Australian Government to deliver the best possible levels of care. We know that LGBTI elders have unique needs, and while they stay with us, we ensure they do not face discrimination or marginalisation, so they can live happy lives and feel at home.
A Homely Melbourne LGBTIQ Aged Care Facility
Homestyle Aged Care have worked hard to ensure a homely environment, so that those who stay with us can still enjoy life as much as possible, regardless of their age.
Our team encourage a welcoming environment where residents become friends, take part in activities and share memories. No matter what the resident’s background, sexual orientation or gender identity, they will be included and enjoy a nurturing environment. It can sometimes be hard for LGBTI individuals to open up, perhaps due to fear of rejection from staff or their peers, so we work with the elder to gently encourage them to take part in life at our LGBTI aged care facility in Melbourne. Over time, they will see that they are in an environment where it’s safe to express themselves.
Taking Care of the Individual’s Needs
When a new resident comes to stay at one of Homestyle Aged Care’s centres, we take time to get to know their individual needs. This allows us to offer the best LGBTI aged care services in Melbourne, focused on each elder and what makes them feel happy and accepted. Whether this is keeping them close to their same-sex partner, using the correct pronouns and ensuring people’s gender identity is respected, or anything else we can reasonably do to make the individual feel at home.
The LGBTI elders of today have lived through discrimination and exclusion, but now the world is more accepting of them and their identities. At Homestyle Aged Care, LGBTI individuals can live their elder years in a welcoming, accepting community that caters for their individual needs. During their stay with us, we make every effort to ensure they are accepted and included into our homes’ communities, with a home away from home environment. They are bound to make new friends during their stay and to enjoy the many facilities we have on offer.
If you feel that our dedicated facility may meet you or a loved ones needs, please get in touch for an informal chat.