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Long-term Care Considerations for LGBT Adults

This section is designed to assist Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals in understanding their unique needs and special considerations when planning for future care needs. The information should be seen as a supplement to the overall site content. It takes into consideration laws, programs and services that may impact LGBT individuals and couples and their planning process, including:

  • Laws and regulations that differ from state to state that should affect your decisions
  • Resources from Lambda Legal, an organization whose mission is to protect the civil rights of LGBT individuals. They have a webpage that details laws and policies in each state that protect LGBT individuals that you may find useful
  • An article by Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) titled “LGBT Older Adults: Facing Legal Barriers to Caring for Loved Ones” that provides great information about LGBT caregivers