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LGBT persons in nursing homes

Billy GloverSeptember 21, 2012.

This is a generic issue.

I have thought I’d have no problem in a nursing home at my age. No one would care about my sexuality—I of course have not been “active” for years anyway.

But I would stay in my house as long as possible because it is easier and actually cheaper for me and for the government/social security/medicare/medicaid, etc.

That is the blessing and question about Triangle Square in Hollywood and the one (John C. Anderson Apartments) Mark Segal is helping to plan in Philadelphia. Most retirement places now have regular apartments or rooms and then a section for later when you need assistance, etc. But except for these two, they are expensive. And of course these two are expecially gay-friendly.


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  1. Victor Salvo

    They are breaking ground for Chicago’s Gay Senior Residence building in January. 76 units, I think. Built on the site of the police station where we were all arrested during the 90s Act-UP protests. Occupancy in fall of 2014.

  2. Billy Glover

    That is really great—both the building and the “location.” The one in L. A. is on Ivar Street, but the other street, which I can’t remember, is the old cruising street in Hollywood.

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