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Nursing Home Abuse and LGBT

Nov 13 2018

Protecting LGBT in Nursing Homes

While the LGBT community has seen significant gains in civil rights over the past several decades, it is still subject to constant abuse. As rights continue to progress, more and more LGBT community members are coming out to their friends and family. As younger generations grow up with more civil rights, they are more likely to identify themselves as LGBT. As a result, we are seeing more and more seniors identifying as LGBT. As a negative side effect, as more LGBT community members come out, there are more reports of abuse, especially within the senior community.

Examples of LGBT elderly abuse include:

  • Physical violence and threats
  • Verbal harassment
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Housing discrimination

Article previously published on Nursing Home Abuse Center, click here to read full article.