Our commitment to creating, fostering and promoting healthcare communities that are welcoming, affirming and inclusive of LGBT+ people and their loved ones.
Abramson Senior Care is committed to providing exceptional person-centered care to all, including LGBT+ individuals and their families. Underlying the mission of the Abramson Senior Care and the work we do is the belief that all people are created, b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God and deserve respect, compassion and care.
In 2014, we created a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Task Force as part of our LGBT+ Initiative to make Abramson Senior Care a welcoming place for LGBT+ individuals and their families to receive services from. Members of the LGBT+ community have historically experienced institutionalized discrimination. These experiences have negatively impacted the health and well-being of LGBT+ individuals and families. Aware of this unfortunate history, we are dedicated to serving members of the LGBT+ community with sensitivity, awareness, compassion and respect.
We strive to nurture a community in which individuals are valued, celebrated and supported to be their authentic selves and flourish. We are committed to this on-going work.
Local and National LGBT+ Resources:
- Healthcare Equality Index
- Human Rights Campaign
- LGBT Elder Initiative
- JProud Philly
- William Way Center
- Long-Term Equality Index
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Additional Health Related Education and Informational Resources
- Genderbread Person
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Issues Brief: LGBT and Dementia
- Cancer Facts for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
- Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men
- Transgender Visibility: A Guide to Being You
- Tobacco and LGBT Community
- Quit Smoking
- Quit Smoking and Stress
- Tips for Allies of Transgender People