Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community: Know YOUR Rights as a Nursing Home Resident
October 2013 | National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center; National Resource Center on LGBT Aging; Lambda Legal
“Individuals living in nursing homes have the same rights to be free from discrimination and harassment as individuals living in the larger community.”
In recognition of Residents' Rights Month and National Coming Out Day, the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center released a new consumer fact sheet titled produced by NORC in collaboration with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Lambda Legal about LGBT residents rights in nursing home.
This fact sheet highlights federal residents' rights and nursing home requirements that may be of particular importance to LGBT residents, options for complaint resolution, information for reporting abuse and resources regarding long-term care and LGBT advocacy.