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Sexuality

Also in the News for Monday, May 14

Researchers: Committed couples who don’t cohabitate will complicate caregiving and long-term care decision-making … Psychological interventions can reduce chronic pain and make older adults better at coping … It’s not always risky if seniors get frisky. A new study finds education improves LTC nurses’ attitudes about resident sexuality.

Robin Dessel

Let’s talk about sex

Sexual expression should be sanctioned and rightly belongs in residential healthcare settings. Sexual rights should not be subject to change based upon age, place of residence, sexual preference or the decision making of others, whether an older adult living in the community, a resident in a nursing home or a tenant in assisted living.

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