Caring for LGBT Older People

Older adults in the United States are at increased risk for contracting COVID-19

  • Nearly one-quarter (23%) of incidents that were based on a resident’s real or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity involved verbal or physical harassment from other residents.
  • Twenty percent involved refusal to admit or re-admit.
  • Fourteen percent of incidents involved verbal or physical harassment by staff.

Resources for LGBT Older People

Take Action

  • Volunteer to connect with LGBT older people. Join SAGEConnect to link with LGBT older people within your community, which will help to reduce isolation and promote well-being.
  • Fill out the 2020 Census. Funding of federal programs and community projects that benefit people of all ages depends on how many people in your area complete the Census.



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