Older Adults: Know Your Rights
In Minnesota, LGBTQ+ Older Adults and Older Adults Living with HIV Have Rights:
- To be free from discrimination, isolation, abuse, and neglect in long-term care facilities.
- To be free from discrimination in housing, including senior housing.
- To have their gender identity respected in longer-term care facilities.
- To access public housing and Section 8 assistance on the same basis as others, regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.
- To have hospital or nursing facility visitation for a spouse, partner, or person of their choice.
- To have their confidentiality protected regarding personal medical information, including HIV status, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- To participate fully in their care and understand the full range of medical options available.
- To have respect given to advance care directives, such as health care proxy, living will, and end-of-life wishes.
- To be treated with dignity and respect by healthcare workers.
- To receive appropriate, medically-necessary care, including gender-affirming care.
Check out the featured resources at the end of this page for more information about your rights and legal aid for elders in Minnesota.