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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.  

 

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Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults, a free learning tool created to address the needs and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults in long-term care (LTC).

QuickCast: What LeadingAge Members Need to Know about LGBT Aging

In this 13-minute educational video, Tim R. Johnston, manager of education and training with SAGE, discusses the terms and historical context for why LGBT inclusion is important as well as best practices, training opportunities and resources so that LeadingAge members can create an inclusive environment for their residents, clients, participants and staff.

LeadingAge Researchers Consult on Equality Index for LGBT Older Adults

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.

LGBT: April is Fair Housing Month

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.