What does the LEI mean to the LGBTQ+ community?
Older LGBTQ+ people should be able to access inclusive, welcoming and culturally competent services in long-term care communities, free from discrimination. To help make this a reality, the LEI is a valuable tool that will help long-term care communities adopt policies and practices necessary to provide culturally competent and responsive care for older LGBTQ+ people.
Commitment to Caring
Residential Long-Term Care facilities are invited to sign the pledge as an indication of their intention to adopt the LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices necessary to provide culturally competent and responsive care to LGBTQ+ older adults.
What is the LEI?
The LEI is designed to hold long-term care facilities accountable for providing equal care for ALL their constituents, including LGBTQ+ elders, and to make the transition into long-term care easy, comfortable, and welcoming.