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Q&A with Katie Fasullo: Needs of LGBTQ Older Adults and Long-Term Care

This Q&A explores current research completed by Katie Fasullo, Registered Nurse and doctoral student at Rush University, in the Advanced Public Health Nurse, Doctor of Nursing Practice. Katie's research article is titled, LGBTQ Older Adults in Long-Term Care Settings: An Integrative Review to Inform Best Practices.

September 2021 | Katherine Fasullo

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San Francisco LGBTQ Aging Research Partnership, LGBTQ Older Adult Survey

The goal of the survey was to provide the community, the city and foundations with information to best allocate resources to address any unmet needs. The survey was funded by the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, Horizons Foundation and the Bob Ross Foundation.

August 2021 | San Francisco LGBTQ Aging Research Partnership

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Facts on LGBT Aging

What do we know about LGBT Aging? This fact sheet provides an overview of topics such as caregiving, cultural competency, discrimination, heatlh care, HIV/AIDS, housing, financial security, social isolation, and wellness.

March 2021 | SAGE and National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment

Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older were participants in 64 counties that partipcated in the 2020 PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment.

February 2021 | Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Research & Evaluation Group at PHMC

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LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts

This guide is part of a visioning project in Massachusetts, seeking to answer the question: If we want to have a thriving, happy and healthy LGBT older adult community in Massachusetts in 2025, what changes in services, health care, and policy should we make now?

December 2020 | The Fenway Institute

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The Intersection Between Disability and LGBTQ Discrimination and Marginalization

A research article exploring the intersection of disability and LGBTQ discrimination and marginalization.

December 2020 | Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, National LGBTQ Task Force

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Maintaining Dignity: Understanding & Responding to the Needs of Older LGBT Americans Infographic

New AARP national survey finds most LGBT adults want but don’t have access to LGBT-sensitive care and services.

March 2018 | AARP, Angela Houghton

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Plan Your Way to Better Inclusion of LGBT Elders

Hear from Area Agencies on Aging who have been successful in including LGBT older adults in their programming. Topics covered include how planning has helped with LGBT outreach and services, as well as challenges and lessons learned. This webinar was hosted by n4a and SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging with guest speakers from the Administration on Community Living, ElderSource, and Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veterans Services.

March 2018 | SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

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Dignity Denied: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elder Services

Ever-growing religious exemption laws put LGBT elders at increased risk for discrimination.

December 2017 | The Movement Advancement Project and SAGE & Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law School

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Caregiving and LGBT Concerns in Michigan: A Guide for Caregivers

This guide was created in 2016 and published in 2017 as a collaborative effort of the ACLU of Michigan, SAGE Metro Detroit and the three Area Agencies on Aging serving Southeastern Michigan: Detroit Area Agency on Aging, AAA1-B, and The Senior Alliance.

July 2017 | ACLU of Michigan, in collaboration with AAA1-B, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, SAGE Metro Detroit, and The Senior Alliance

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LGBT Needs Assessment Survey City of Los Angeles Department of Aging 2016-2020 Area Plan

This LGBT Needs Assessment Survey provided by the City Los Angeles, Department of Aging serves as a model for assessing the LGBT community as part of preparing area plans.

July 2017 | City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging

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2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Executive Summary

Executive summary of the 2015 Transgender Survey.

December 2016 | National Center for Transgender Equality

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LGBT Aging: A Review of Research Findings, Needs, and Policy Implications

This report is a review of existing literature of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults and provides recommendations for future research and policy needs.

September 2016 | Soon Kyu Choi, M.P.P., MSc. and Ilan H. Meyer, Ph.D., Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Infographic)

This infographic highlights a few key findings from SAGE's report "Out and Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults."

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults (Exec. Summary)

The Executive Summary of "Out and Visible" details highlights from SAGE's uniquely comprehensive, nationally representative quantitative study on aging among LGBT people. The study was conducted in March 2014 by Harris Poll.

October 2014 | SAGE

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Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75

Out and Visible explores the aging realities of LGBT people, as well as their fears, beliefs, behaviors and aspirations in areas such as healthcare, finance and retirement, support systems, housing and sources of information.

October 2014 | SAGE

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LGBT Health, Racial Disparities and Aging by the Numbers

This infographic shows LGBT health, racial disparities and aging by the numbers.

February 2014 | SAGE and the Diverse Elders Coalition

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Health Equity & LGBT Elders of Color

This brief explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color.

April 2013 | SAGE

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The Diverse Elders Coalition and LGBT Aging: Connecting Communities, Issues, and Resources in a Historic Moment

This article, which appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Public Policy and Aging Report, begins with a brief literature review on the socioeconomic conditions facing LGBT elders and elders of color, noting significant disparities across multiple areas related to health and well-being in one's later years. It then describes the formation of the Diverse Elders Coalition, and discusses the Coalition's importance to policy makers concerned with enacting improvements for LGBT elders and elders of color.

July 2012 | Robert Espinoza

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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being.

June 2012 | Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and the National Center for Transgender Equality

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The Aging and Health Report: Disparities and Resilience among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services.

November 2011 | Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, Hyun-Jun Kim, PhD, Charles A. Emlet, PhD, Anna Muraco, PhD, Elena A. Erosheva, PhD, Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, MSW, Jayn Goldsen, BS, Heidi Petry, PhD

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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community

This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families.

October 2011 | The Joint Commission

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LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field

This publication highlights that many LGBT older adults experience regular discrimination in long-term care facilities.

April 2011 | National Senior Citizens Law Center in collaboration with Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

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U.S. Dept. of HHS Recommended Actions to Improve LGBT Health and Well-Being

This report is a summary of the efforts taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as well as recommendations for future action. 

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