About the Long-Term Care Equality Index

SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older people, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), the educational arm of the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT people, are joining forces to address these issues by launching the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBT older people in residential long-term care communities.

The LEI is an assessment tool that will encourage and help residential long-term care communities to adopt policies and best practices that provide culturally competent and responsive care to LGBT older adults.  More than just an assessment, the LEI will provide resources and technical assistance to bring these policies and practices to life.  

Residential Long-Term Care Facilities that would like to participate in the LEI are encouraged to sign the Commitment to Caring Pledge.