Sexuality and Intimacy in Long-Term Care Facilities
Intimacy and physical sexual expression is a basic human right and need throughout the lifespan. Find resources to help caregivers recognize consensual intimacy, protect residents from sexual abuse and support residents’ rights.
Polices and Guidelines
- Considerations Regarding the Needs of Long-Term Care Residents for Intimate Relationships and Sexual Activity – Carol Scott, Kansas City, MO: Center for Practical Bioethics.2007
- Sexuality and Intimacy in LTC Facilities
Developed by Julie Button and Amy Panosh of the WI Board on Aging and LTC Ombudsman Program. Note that the consent piece of the presentation pertains only to WI case law. It is important that other states are aware of this and may need to do research on their consent laws in their state.
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Related to Resident Sexual Activity - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Invesitgative Guidelines: Resident Intimacy and Sexual Behavior - Developed by an interdisciplinary task force composed of providers, ombudsmen, representatives from the Alzheimer's Association and Health Facilities Division Staff, in consultation with the Guardianship Alliance, the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Colorado and STD/HIV Field Services Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.