About the Long-Term Care Equality Index

The Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) is the 1st national benchmarking tool for LGBTQ+ inclusion for senior housing and long-term care communities. The LEI is designed to both assess a facility's current services and assist them in adopting policies that promote LGBTQ+ culturally competent care.

A collaborative project between The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, and SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults, the LEI is a free tool to support communities reach their goal of inclusion.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion is divided into 4 sections - Foundational Policies and Practices, Resident Services & Support, Employee Benefits and Policies, Resident and Community Engagement.

The Long-Term Care Equality Index Criteria

The LEI encourages the following housing providers to participate :

  • Skilled Nursing Communities
  • Memory care Communities
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Life Plan or Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • Affordable Senior Housing Communities
  • In-Patient Hospice Communities

Residential long-term care communities and senior housing communities (as well as parent organizations) interested in participating can find more information on our Commitment to Caring Pledge page.

Have a question? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Don't find what you need? Send us an reach the LEI team at LEI@hrc.org.