Sexual Expression Policy Development: A Guide for Long-Term Care Facilities & Assisted Living Programs, April 9, 2019

(2019) Sexual Expression Policy Development: A Guide for Long-Term Care Facilities & Assisted Living Programs, April 9, 2019. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

Sexuality is a basic human need and the choice to be sexually expressive is one that belongs to the individual. The right to freedom of sexual expression among residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and tenants of assisted living programs (ALPs) has proven to be a sensitive and sometimes controversial topic, particularly when cognitive capacity is in question. By federal law, LTCF residents and ALP tenants are afforded multiple rights, many of which are relevant to sexuality. These rights include, but are not limited to, the right to privacy, confidentiality, dignity and respect; the right to make independent choices; and the right to choose visitors and meet them in a private location.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Sexuality, long term care facilities, Disabilities, Assisted Living Program
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Aging > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities and reports
ID Code: 38151
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2021 13:16
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 13:16
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/38151