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Finding LGBT-Friendly Care

Getting the proper support can be a challenge; we'll help you get started

En español | Respect is important when caring for a loved one who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). You should openly discuss any concerns you or your loved one may have before arranging for professional care.

See also. Senior-care providers face more LGBT clients.

Whoever is providing the care must use — respectfully — the language that your loved one has chosen to use. If your loved one refers to a same-sex partner as a wife or husband, the caregivers should do the same.

Finding gay-friendly care providers may take some research. If you find doing this research uncomfortable, delegate it to someone you trust.

Resources for LGBT-friendly care

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