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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 

Policies and Procedures Concerning Sexual Expression at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Assessing Consent to Sexual Activity in Older Adults 


Consumer Voice Resources

Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know (September 2018)
Issue Brief from Consumer Voice and NCEA 

Striking a Balance: LTC Residents’ Sexual Rights and Diminished Capacity (2016 Consumer Voice Annual Conference)


Ombudsman Program Examples

View Ombudsman program examples on sexuality and intimacy

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