Mistreatment of LGBT Elders (Updated 2020)

October 2020 | Keck School of Medicine, National Center on Elder Abuse, and the SAGE National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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“Unfortunately, prevalence and incidence studies regarding the abuse and neglect of LGBT older adults continues to be sorely lacking.”

This research brief synthesizes the latest available information and research relating to the mistreatment of LGBT elders.  Information is provided on the occurrence of abuse, isolation as a risk factor, issues affecting help seeking and tips for working with LGBT elders.