What Is The Project?
In 2023, Capitol Hill Village began a project focused on LGBT inclusion among long-term care communities in the DC area, starting with CCRCs. CCRC is the abbreviation for Continuing Care Retirement Community, the definition from AARP is "a long-term care option for older people who want to stay in the same place through different phases of the aging process."
In 2024, we plan to expand the project to focus on other types of long-term care communities, specifically assisted living communities and nursing homes. The National Council on Aging defines assisted living communities as "a type of residence for older adults who need daily care, but not as much care as a skilled nursing home provides", and nursing homes as "residential communities for adults needing ongoing, skilled care that can no longer be provided at home or in an assisted living facility."
Continuing Care Retirement Community Survey and Results
In February of 2023, we surveyed DC LGBT residents 50 years and older to learn more about the experiences, challenges, and concerns of LGBT older adults as it relates to aging and CCRCs. On March 29th we hosted a discussion of the survey results, their implications, and the project’s next steps.
CCRC Survey Brief
CCRC Project Events
March 2023-Survey Data Party
July 2023-Info Session On DC Law 23-154
November 2023-Listen and Learn: Panel On LGBT+ Inclusion In CCRCs