Resident Intimacy in Senior Living
The opportunity for socialization is one of the best benefits of senior living. It can also be one of the most controversial for families and staff when socialization turns to sexuality. Interest in intimacy and sexual expression doesn’t end at a particular age, with a diagnosis of dementia, or when a move is made from a private home to senior living. However, sexual behavior in senior living communities can raise multiple issues for staff, residents, and family members.
Join us to
- Describe issues surrounding intimacy & sexual expression as people age, and for people with dementia who reside in senior living communities
- Discuss the impact of staff attitude and family reactions to resident intimacy and sexual expression in senior living
- Examine policy & practical approaches to resident intimacy in senior living that balance resident rights with staff’s duty to protect