The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring equal access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex (LGBTI) people.
More than one in ten senior Australians have diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex characteristics.
The Morrison Government has released the Aged Care Diversity Action Plan for senior LGBTI Australians to help address the specific barriers and challenges they face in accessing aged care services.
The plan will help guide providers to ensure their services are inclusive and culturally safe for all consumers in their care.
The plan is also intended to help senior LGBTI people express their needs when speaking with aged care providers.
In addition, people working in aged care—doctors, nurses, support staff and allied health workers—will find it a valuable resource to understand the perspectives of LGBTI people.