The Long-Term Care Equality Index 2023 represents the first validated survey on LGBTQ+ inclusion in long-term care and senior housing communities. SAGE and The Human Rights Campaign Foundation are excited to present this report on the 200 communities from 34 states (including D.C.) that actively participated in the LEI 2023 survey.
Interested in learning more? Download this quick fact sheet on Why the LEI?
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.