Press Release: SmithLife Homecare’s Commitment to LGBTQ+ Older Adults Through SAGECare

SAGECare 2024 Platinum Credential for LGBTQ+ Eldercare in MD & DC


SmithLife Homecare Strengthens Commitment to LGBTQ+ Older Adults through Continued Partnership with SAGECare

Rockville, MD – April 26th, 2024 – SmithLife Homecare, an in-home care provider and nurse staffing agency, proudly announces its achievement of receiving a SAGECare Credential. This prestigious credential is a testament to SmithLife Homecare’s unwavering commitment to providing an inclusive and affirming environment for LGBTQ+ older adults.

SAGECare awarded SmithLife Homecare with its SAGECare Credential after a rigorous assessment of policies, practices, and staff training to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

“We are delighted to collaborate with SAGECare to enhance the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults,” stated Le’ Aira Gonzalez, Agency Director at SmithLife Homecare. “At SmithLife Homecare, we are committed to creating a community where everyone is respected, valued, and celebrated for their true selves. This credential underscores our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that places the well-being of all our clients at the forefront.”

The SAGECare credential process evaluates senior living communities based on various criteria, including non-discrimination policies, staff training on LGBTQ+ cultural competency, community engagement, and resident support services. By meeting and exceeding these standards, SmithLife Homecare has demonstrated its commitment to promoting a diverse and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ seniors.

For more information about SAGECare Training, visit here.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Renan Augusto
Phone: (301) 263-3801

About SmithLife Homecare: SmithLife Homecare, a licensed, bonded, and insured agency, is a partnership between Charles E. Smith Life Communities and Augustine Home Health Care. We employ over four hundred thoroughly vetted nurse assistants, ready to provide in-home care for seniors and nurse staffing for healthcare facilities in Montgomery County, MD, and Washington, DC. Our commitment to high-quality care at a value-based price, alongside our focus on safety, ensures peace of mind for our clients and their families.

About SAGECare: SAGECare is a fee-for-service training and consulting division of SAGE (1978), the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit that advocates and provides services for LGBTQ+ senior adults. SAGECare provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting to service providers, fostering a more inclusive and understanding approach to aging issues within the LGBTQ+ community.


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