Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) older adults are often invisible to mainstream elder service providers.

As a result, LGBTQ+ older adults often avoid seeking needed services out of fear of discrimination. The tendency for LGBTQ+ older adults to go "back in the closet" is particularly pronounced in situations where they are most vulnerable, including accessing home health care or residing in assisted living or residential care facilities.

LGBTQ+ older adults are twice as likely to live alone than heterosexual older adults and more than four times as likely to have no children. The informal caregiving support we assume is in place for older adults may not be there for LGBTQ+ older adults.

Care Managers at Your Elder Experts have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and are familiar with the resources that may be a good fit to address the challenges of aging well with dignity.

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