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Sexual Expression in Senior Living Communities

By CNA - 2017-01-10

Summary

Baby boomers are now on the brink of a new sexual revolution as senior zoomers begin moving into assisted living communities.

"An organization's policy on sexual expression may become an important consideration for boomers when deciding where to live."

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Baby boomers launched the sexual revolution back in the 1960s and are on the brink of a new sexual revolution as boomers begin moving into senior living communities.

The topic of sexual expression in senior living communities is a resident matter that should be recognized and addressed from an enterprise perspective.

An organization's policy on sexual expression may become an important consideration for boomers when deciding where to live. However, life plan communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes must consider the potential risk exposure associated with such a policy, especially when it involves supporting their residents with dementia.

"Sex education is not just for teenagers. In order to manage risks associated with sexual expression, an organization should institute a policy on resident sexual expression that reflects a variety of needs and also implements safeguards applicable to situations that may make other residents feel uncomfortable," said Bruce Dmytrow, Vice President, Aging Services and National Programs, CNA Healthcare.

"The policy should consider that residents must be assessed on their ability to make decisions regarding sexual expression and educated on their right to say 'No,' as well as require all curtains and doors to be closed during any type of sexual activity between consenting residents."

Through comprehensive training, exceptional professionalism and candid communication with residents and family members, senior living communities can help minimize risks associated with this topic.

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