Monday, October 28, 2024

3:00-4:00 p.m

E. Sexual Intimacy: How to Support Choice While Managing Risk

A person’s need for intimacy doesn’t disappear as they age, even if their level of cognition declines. However, respecting a resident’s right to intimacy can lead to awkward situations and uncomfortable conversations with other residents, family members, and surveyors. This session will give you the tools to protect and promote each resident’s choice, even in the face of occasional adverse responses. An attorney and a nurse will describe the challenges associated with supporting the intimacy needs of residents, with particular emphasis on residents living with dementia. Presenters will also explain how dementia and memory loss may affect intimacy and decision-making. Learn how to manage resident and family expectations and understand the regulatory implications of intimacy.

  • Kari Everson, Director of Clinical Care / Nurse Consultant, LeadingAge Minnesota
  • Robert Rode, Attorney, Voigt, Rode & Boxeth, LLC