'Lavender retirement': A questionnaire survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual people's accommodation plans for old age

Neville, Stephen and Henrickson, Mark (2010) 'Lavender retirement': A questionnaire survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual people's accommodation plans for old age. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16 6: 586-594. doi:10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01885.x


Author Neville, Stephen
Henrickson, Mark
Title 'Lavender retirement': A questionnaire survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual people's accommodation plans for old age
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1322-7114
1440-172X
Publication date 2010-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01885.x
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 586
End page 594
Total pages 9
Editor Alan Pearson
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A global increase in older people will also mean an increase in the numbers of lesbian, gay and bisexual people requiring residential support. All health practitioners working with older people need to be aware of the existence of older lesbian, gay and bisexual people in order to provide health care that is appropriate. This study describes lesbian, gay and bisexual people's accommodation plans for old age through a cross-sectional quantitative survey design. Participants were recruited through mainstream and lesbian, gay and bisexual media and venues. A total of 2269 participants completed the 133-item survey. When asked about what accommodation plans they had for their older years lesbian, gay and bisexual people identified that they were least likely to choose living in a retirement community/facility. However, if unable to live independently the majority of respondents identified they would prefer to live in a retirement facility that specifically catered for people who did not identify as heterosexual. This study has found that the residential support sector needs to be prepared to provide a health service that is person-centred, free from discriminatory practices and meets the needs of all health consumers regardless of sexual orientation.
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Keyword Bisexual
Gay
Gerontological nursing
Lesbian
Retirement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Research Paper".

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