McKnight’s Senior Living May 25, 2023
Kimberly Bonvissuto

Despite advances in LGBTQ+ non-discrimination policies, senior living communities and other long-term care providers still have some work to do, according to a new report.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE released the 2023 Long Term Care Equality Index Wednesday. The LEI 2023 represents the first validated survey of LGBTQ+ inclusion in long-term care and senior housing communities using a first-of-its-kind benchmarking tool.

Modeled after the Healthcare Equality Index, the LEI measures benchmarks of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the areas of non-discrimination and staff training, resident services and support, employee benefits and policies, and resident and community engagement.

The report included 200 US senior living community participants in 34 states. Participants represent 23,000 residents and 17,000 employees in assisted living...

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Topics: Equity/SDOH, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Post-Acute Care, Provider, Survey / Study, Trends
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