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LGBT Long Term Care Resources
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States face unique barriers to care and resources as they get older and require long-term health care. However, there are a number of federal and state agencies available to address issues of discrimination in California that arise due to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

SPECIAL REPORT July 2017: Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults

 

There are an estimated 2.7 million LGBT adults aged 50 and older in the United States, and 1.1 million who are 65 and older. While many older adults face issues of economic insecurity, lack of adequate, affordable health care, ageism, and difficulties getting the help they need as they age, those challenges are compounded for LGBT older adults. In addition, LGBT older adults face their own unique challenges as a result of a lifetime of both individual and structural discrimination. 

A new report, Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults, provides an overview of the unique needs and experiences of LGBT elders. The report, by Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE), is intended for service providers, advocates, the aging network, and policymakers, and includes policy suggestions as well as best practices for serving a population of LGBT elders. 

Read the Report and see a video and infographics here

From our friends at Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and SAGE

California Advocacy and ServiceS

 

These agencies and associations specifically serve California residents by helping them access social services such as case management, friendly visitors programs, affordable housing, health care assistance and legal issues.

National Advocacy and Services

These listings constitute some of the major national resource organizations that promote civil rights for LGBT people, assistance to caregivers, and training and support for professionals in the field of aging.

Legal Resources

These organizations provide legal assistance to people and their legal advocates with legal consultation, downloadable legal documents, listings of LGBT friendly attorneys and advice on how to fight discrimination. Many also promote justice through the litigation of precedent setting cases.

Long Term Care Facilities for the LGBT Community

This section outlines the few housing options in California that are either in the process of being built, or already exist, that are specifically designed for the LGBT population.

Legislation for LGBT Rights

Provides an overview of current and pending Federal and State laws that pertain to the rights and protections for the LGBT population and for domestic partnership.

Newsroom

You will find a collection of recently published articles, reports and fact sheets from the media, academia and agencies relating to LGBT long term care issues and other pertinent topics.