Photo: Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith
Continually focused on providing exceptional comfort and compassion to those in their care, 100% of staff at Hope Healthcare recently completed the LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency Training through SAGECare, achieving Platinum Level status for 2022.
SAGECare is a division of SAGE, the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults. SAGECare provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues to service providers such as Hope Healthcare. Since 1978, SAGE has been serving and advocating for LGBTQ+ aging populations. In 2010, the US federal government tapped SAGE to lead in creating a comprehensive, national cultural competency training program for their Aging Network. They have since trained over 10,000 providers across the country, and Hope Healthcare is proud to be one of those providers.
“At Hope, we recognize the importance of understanding and communicating with all individuals, families, caregivers, and loved ones on a deeper, meaningful level,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare. “Our team’s commitment to continuing education and professional development ensures we offer the highest level of compassionate care possible for our community.”
With more than 40 years of experience as a local, not-for-profit healthcare organization, Hope Healthcare is dedicated to providing care and comfort for people in life’s closing chapter. A compassionate team of staff and volunteers offers practical, spiritual and emotional support for the entire family. For more information about Hope Healthcare, including programs such as Hope Hospice and Hope Kids Care, visit HopeHCS.org.