St. John’s Named to Long-Term Care Equality Index
St. John’s was recently awarded national distinction as a LGBTQ-friendly senior community. The Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI)– the first-ever nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusivity and inclusion at American long-term care communities– named St. John’s as a “Pioneering Participant” on their initial report. The LEI is a national benchmarking tool created by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE, the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults.
“We are thrilled to have been named to the LEI Index,” St. John’s Vice President of Skilled Services Nate Sweeney told the Rochester Business Journal‘s Velvet Spicer. “One of the most important decisions older adults make is where to live and for the LGBTQ population, an added stress is finding a place that’s friendly and accepting. From Pride Week to featuring real LGBTQ residents in our marketing efforts to the welcoming culture we’ve created, we are proud of the thoughtful and deliberate efforts we have made to ensure our LGBTQ residents are treated inclusively and that we have culturally competent policies and practices in place.”