Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) elderly suffer from higher rates of loneliness compared to the general elderly population. This is caused by social isolation induced by historical discrimination, a failure to recognise their unique needs and values, and a fear of ageing as an LGBTIQ+ person. Unfortunately, LGBTIQ+ elderly find it difficult to access services that might help. Moreover, current solutions to alleviating this loneliness, such as outreach services and LGBTIQ+-friendly senior living communities, have superficial problems such as care recipients being too remote and there being a small number of such communities. Other solutions are required. Care robots have proven to be a social interface. Studies suggest that care robots can create social connections and reduce loneliness. This research explores designing care robots for LGBTIQ+ elderly.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2019|
|Event||Australian Association of Gerontology Conference 2019 - International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 05 Nov 2019 → 08 Nov 2019
|Conference||Australian Association of Gerontology Conference 2019|
|Abbreviated title||Coming of Age Together: New Ways of Knowing and Acting|
|Period||05/11/19 → 08/11/19|