The story of Carrie and Anne: Long-term care crisis

Jean K Quam

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When a woman in a forty-two year old lesbian relationship becomes disabled, her partner becomes her primary caretaker. However, when the caretaker becomes ill, distant family members take over decision-making responsibilities and without regard to their wishes, separate the women in two different nursing homes. A lesbian social worker realizes the nature of the relationship and advocates with the respective families to have the two women placed together shortly before one partner dies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781317764212
ISBN (Print)9781560248088
StatePublished - Feb 25 2014


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