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Updated Fact Sheet on Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community

August 28th, 2018

Current estimates state that 10.1 million Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), with 3.8% aged 52 and older individuals identifying as LGBT. One study found that 27% of LGBT baby boomers had significant concerns about discrimination as they age and there are reports that LGBT older adults encounter violations of their rights when seeking long-term care services and supports. This fact sheet provides an overview of residents' rights for LGBT elders living in long-term care.

View the fact sheet here.