Inclusive Care Practices and Policies Among Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults

J Gerontol Nurs. 2022 Dec;48(12):6-15. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20221107-03. Epub 2022 Dec 1.


As the health care and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM; i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender or gender non-binary) people in the United States receive federal and local-level attention, SGM older adults and caregivers continue to be left out of important health policy and care conversations. The current article describes policy issues and affirmative strategies related to inclusive care practices among SGM older adults and caregivers. In addition to the broader policies considered related to health and well-being, we include a discussion of local-level policy strategies to mitigate discrimination and promote inclusive care for SGM older adults and caregivers. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(12), 6-15.].

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Geriatric Nursing*
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities*
  • Transgender Persons*