Guest Columns, Elizabeth Landsverk, M.D., January 18, 2017
Caregivers and nurses: Knowing when to get involved in issues of elder intimacy
As caretakers of elderly people we focus on their health, comfort and emotions. We monitor their eating, bathroom routines, and even their socialization. But what about intimacy and romance? At what point, if ever, does a romance in an elder person’s life warrant some sort of interference from caregivers or nurses? This is a tricky issue which requires sensitivity.