Sexuality Expression in Long-Term Care

(2015) Sexuality Expression in Long-Term Care. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

By federal law, individuals residing in long-term care are afforded multiple rights, many of which are relevant to sexuality. These rights include but are not limited to: the rights to privacy, confidentiality, dignity and respect, the right to make independent choices, and the right to choose visitors and meet in a private location. The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman strives to preserve these rights by promoting attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and respect of sexual diversity. Though outcomes to sexually-related situations vary innumerably, as each is different and must be considered independently, the OSLTCO believes a multidisciplinary effort is necessary to develop a thoughtful process from which to draw and support conclusions. It is not the responsibility of the long-term care facility or assisted living program (or a single staff member) to solely determine whether a resident/tenant should or should not be sexually expressive.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Sexual, Long-term care, facility, rights, assisted living, cognitive capacity, resident, freedom, expression, education, family members, behavior, elder, old, grandparent, grandpa, grandmother
Subjects: Education
Education > Adult and continuing education > Adult education
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Mental health
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Information management and resources > Information resources
Law enforcement and courts
Law enforcement and courts > Crime
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Aging > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities and reports
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
ID Code: 22126
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 20 May 2016 13:15
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 13:15
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22126