Jul 9, 2020
Health Equity in Aging for Transgender People
Our population is rapidly aging and increasingly identifying as transgender or non-binary (TNB). Are our health care and long-term care systems prepared to provide person-centered care to aging TNB people?
The population of the United States is rapidly aging, at the same time as more people understand themselves to be transgender or non-binary (TNB) . Are our health care and long-term care systems prepared to welcome and provide person-centered care to TNB people as we age? This commentary seeks to provide information about who TNB people are and the health disparities we face, surface concerns about our systems and supports, and provide tools for filling in gaps.