sex in nursing home

Sex In Nursing Homes





As we all know Baby Boomers are those born during the post World War II Era between the years of 1946 and 1964.


These aging baby boomers are becoming the largest generation of seniors in U.S. history.



More and more family are becoming concerned with the amount of residents in nursing homes who are engaging in sexual intercourse.


According to statistics, most nursing homes don’t protect the sexual rights of their inhabitants.Sex In Nursing Homes2


Some facilities do not even provide their guests with a private room for each resident.


Resident care facilities are heavily dealing with some issues regarding sexual activity within nursing homes.


Tragedies such as rape, neglect, and abuse are all on the rise as sex in nursing homes increases.


Only four states allow married couples private rooms in fact.


Here are the statistics regarding costs of beds in nursing homes:


  • In 2009 the annual legal costs per bed were $1,250.


  • From 2009 to 2010 the costs grew to $1,360.


  • From 2010 to 2011 costs grew to $1,430.


  • While from 2011 to 2012 costs jumped to $1,480.



The point of this article is to showcase how that sexual appetite in fact does not vanish with age!


In fact sexual appetite among seniors in elderly care is increasing drastically year by year.


Although this is true, it’s important to note that sexual behavior is different between elderly men and elderly women.


Men ranging from 75-95 years old have had sex with their partner one in the last 12 months about 38.5% of the time.


Women of the same age, only 16.7% of the time.


As far as vaginal intercourse, men are usually or always having sex at 83.5% of the time.


Women have vaginal intercourse 74.4% of the time.


These numbers are quite baffling when you think about the widely known perception that as you get older your sexual libido decreases.



Not only is the rate of sex in nursing homes on the rise, but the longevity or age of the seniors themselves is increasing.


In other words, seniors are able to live longer now then they could in the past.


This increase in sexual activity is obviously due to the increase in longevity.


In 2010, 13% of elders age 65 years and older shared the total population.


In 2010, it’s projected to be about 16.8%.


In 2010, there were about 40.2 million elders.


While in 2020 it is projected to be about 56 million and the numbers continue to grow.


 Even the number of elders with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. is expected to nearly triple in the the next 40 years.

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