Nursing Home To Close Following Allegations Of Sexual Assault Between Residents
The incident involving the two residents raises questions about what constitutes sexual abuse in a nursing home, especially among the memory-impaired – and who is responsible for sorting it out.
Carmichael Nursing Home Failed To Protect Alzheimer's Patient From Sexual Abuse, State Finds
California has no law that defines how or when a person with dementia can consent to sexual relations. It is certainly no crime for senior citizens to be sexually active, at home or in a skilled nursing facility. But where is the line, legally and ethically, when one party may not fully understand what is happening, and with whom? (Lundstrom, 9/18)
In other news from across the state —
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Kaiser Nurses Hold Protest Rally In Santa Rosa For More Staffing
Dozens of Kaiser nurses held a rally Monday at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa hospital as part of a one-day protest aimed at highlighting what nurses said was inadequate staffing to care for Kaiser’s patient population. The protest, organized by the California Nurses Association, was one of 21 held at Kaiser hospitals and clinics throughout Northern California. The nurses union represents 18,000 Kaiser nurses in the region and is currently negotiating a new contract with the health care giant. (Espinoza, 9/18)