What issues face older GLBTQ adults? Several organizations have partnered to find out through this online survey that you can take now through December 15.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)plan to identify areas for policy changes to improve care to those living n nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities.
More on the survey from the National Senior Citizens Law Center:
Whether you are an older adult living in a long-term care facility or a family member, caretaker, social worker or friend, your answers to these questions will help as we work together to fight discrimination, abuse and neglect against LGBT older adults. Specifically, you should fill out this survey if you are:
A lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adult who lives or has lived in a long-term care facility;
A caregiver of an LGBT older adult who lives or has lived in a long-term care facility;
A family member or friend with knowledge of an LGBT older adult’s experience in a long-term care facility;
A social worker or other helping professional who works with older adults.
Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, assisted living communities and senior living facilities.