What does the LEI mean to the LGBT community?
Older LGBT 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 LGBT people.
Commitment to Caring
Residential Long-Term Care facilities are invited to sign the pledge as an indication of their intention to adopt the LGBT inclusive policies and practices necessary to provide culturally competent and responsive care to LGBT 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 LGBT elders, and to make the transition into long-term care easy, comfortable, and welcoming.