About the LEI

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 (HRC Foundation), the educational arm of the nation’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ people, are joining forces to address these issues by launching the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) to promote equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ older people in residential long-term care communities.

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

Residential long-term care communities and senior housing communities that would like to participate in the LEI are encouraged to sign the Commitment to Caring Pledge.