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Gay and Gray: Welcoming LGBT Elders in Long Term Care

July 2012 | Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter

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"Training all staff on how to identify and address the needs of LGBT elders is key to making a nursing home inclusive."

As long as there have been nursing homes, there have been residents living in them who are LGBT. This newsletter, published by the New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides guidance on making a long term care facility welcoming to LGBT older adults.


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