More than 1 million Americans already over 65 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, but many in the generation behind them worry that now widely-accepted label may still make it difficult to find long-term care as they age.
The Trump administration is expected to institute new protections as soon as this week for healthcare workers who refuse to treat transgender patients or perform other types of care to which they morally object.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services withdrew a proposed rule in October originally aimed at ensuring rights for married same-sex couples in long-term care facilities.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill into law on Wednesday that provides protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents of long-term care facilities.
The American Geriatric Society on Wednesday issued a broad policy statement calling for long-term care health professionals to "pioneer" procedures and policies designed to more equitably and fairly treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
The number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals over the age of 65 is expected to double over the next few decades, yet policies and services for this group is lacking, a new report suggests.