Looking for a LGBTQ-friendly long-term care provider? Here’s how to find one.

SAGE, a national advocacy and service organization for LGBTQ elders, offers a “find a provider” tool on its website, www.sageusa.org.

The tool allows people to search for long-term care facilities and providers whose staffs have been trained by their location and facility name.

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Providers can get bronze, silver, gold or platinum SAGECare credentials, and each indicates that certified trainers have trained that provider’s staff on LGBTQ aging cultural competency. A provider can earn a higher credential for having a higher percentage of staff trained. [..]

Click here to read the full piece. This story was originally published by The Columbus Dispatch on June 1, 2023.