Sexual Orientation

LGBT residents deserve better: geriatric society


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.

Surveyors should consider facilities' visitation policies for same-sex couples, CMS memo states


Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes must extend the same spousal visitation rights to all residents regardless of sexual orientation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarified in a June 28 memorandum.