Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Aging Resources
According to a recent census report, 99.3% of counties in the U.S. are home to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Older adults in this group confront the same issues anyone does when choosing aging services: where to live as they age; how to meet rising housing, health care and medication costs; and how to stay connected to community, family and friends.
Experts predict that as many as 4.7 million LGBT older adults will be seeking care and services by the year 2030. As not-for-profit aging services providers it is our imperative to create safe and welcoming environments and implement supportive policies and procedures that make it clear that the organization as a whole is welcoming and inclusive of LGBT residents, their family members, in addition to staff.
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is consulting on a project to create a Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older Americans.
April is Fair Housing Month. Check out a number of recent articles highlighting issues and developments in the area of LGBT, including the creation of a new listserv on the topic.