Long-term Care Concerns for LGBTQIA+ Patients And Where to Find Inclusive Systems

A new report notes that by 2030, studies project the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people 50 and older in the U.S. will be 7 million.

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A majority of LGBTQIA+ older people — 70% — are worried about having to hide their identity as they age and need services in places that may not protect them, according to a report from two organizations. 

The advocacy organization SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign have released a 2023 Long-Term Care Equality Index promoting inclusive policies and practices in long-term care and senior housing communities, recognizing leaders in the industry working to make a difference. 

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Senior Retirement Editor, Kiplinger.com

Elaine Silvestrini has worked for Kiplinger since 2021, serving as senior retirement editor since 2022. Before that, she had an extensive career as a newspaper and online journalist, primarily covering legal issues at the Tampa Tribune and the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. In more recent years, she's written for several marketing, legal and financial websites, including Annuity.org and LegalExaminer.com, and the newsletters Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report.