At The Care Plan we spend a great deal of time considering how to improve the aging experience, especially for marginalized populations. We understand the challenge of physical and cognitive changes are overwhelming. Couple those changes with a complex healthcare system, constantly transforming insurance plans and most people feel they are playing a life-altering game without the rulebook.
Our perspective as a business and service provider is one that is inclusive of LGBTQ communities. Through that work we have consistently raised awareness about how HIV impacts older adults. There are an estimated 5,000 new infections every day worldwide and older adults are at particular risk.
In the last two years we have been honored to partner with the AIDS Foundation Chicago to develop an Older Adults Living With HIV/AIDS certification program for case managers to better serve aging clients. We’ve presented to social workers and nurses on HIV and dementia care, approximately 80% of whom hadn’t had any training on HIV in recent years.
In the month of March there are two days of awareness we wanted to share. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day is March 10th, and National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness day is March 20th. We’ll be highlighting stories from these groups throughout the month and invite you to learn more about how the epidemic continues to affect these groups.
National Natives HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
If you have interest in learning how older adults are impacted by HIV please take a moment to watch this video.
We thank you for staying connected to The Care Plan and hope you’ll get in touch with any questions regarding HIV or aging wellness.