According to a recent census report, 99.3% of counties in the U.S. are home to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and experts predict that as many as 4.7 million LGBT older adults will be seeking care and services by the year 2030. 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. (Source: Leadingage.org)
The resources in this section are intended to help providers of long-term care services educate their staff and/or create safe and welcoming environments and implement supportive policies and procedures that are inclusive of LGBT residents and their family members. General resources for members of the LGBT community are also included in this section.