Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.
The grand opening for San Diego's first "LGBT-affirming" senior housing community, North Park Seniors, was Friday.
Worries about potential neglect, abuse, access to services and harassment in assisted living communities and other long-term care settings are common among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, according to survey results released Monday by AARP.
A new list of the top "LGBT-friendly" cities for retirees contains 11 new metropolitan areas this year as well as nine returning cities that were on the inaugural list last year.
A lawsuit claiming that an Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from harassment, discrimination and violence from fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation was back in federal court Tuesday as Lambda Legal appealed the January 2017 dismissal of the case.
Federal officials say a new division in the Department of Health and Human Services will protect the rights of healthcare workers who object to providing certain types of care on moral or religious grounds. Opponents, however, say it will enable discrimination.
Revised laws and policies exempting religious organizations from anti-discrimination provisions are taking a toll on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders, a new report claims.
California and Florida dominate a new list of the top 15 senior housing communities deemed welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
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A bill signed into law Oct. 4 by California Gov. Jerry Brown establishes a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights to protect LGBT older adults in the state from discrimination or mistreatment in ALFs and SNFs.
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Legislation under consideration in California is designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in assisted living communities and nursing homes, according to its author, state Sen. Scott Wiener.
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Lambda Legal said it will appeal a federal court's dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from harassment, discrimination and violence from fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation.
Looking back on our coverage of the senior living industry and the issues that affected it in 2016, several common themes emerge. Five are detailed in this year-end review.
Florida and Texas tie for having the most cities on a new list of the top 15 U.S. cities friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adults in retirement.
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Senior living communities and agencies must be made more aware of the needs and issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults, according to a new report from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.
An Illinois senior living community failed to protect a lesbian resident from the harassment, discrimination and violence that she incurred at the hands of fellow residents because of her sex and sexual orientation, Lambda Legal said in its filing of a federal lawsuit against the community and its administrators. The community said it does not tolerate discrimination.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is planning what it says is the country's first project that will include affordable housing for both older adults and youth.
To get a better idea of why 2016 may be an especially challenging year for employers in this sector, consider a list of "scariest challenges" that recently was put together.