What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in LTC? This session explores perspectives of residents, staff, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy. Through group discussion/short case studies, it helps staff consider their views, identify barriers, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic. Strategies for meeting resident sexuality needs without intercourse are explored. Sexuality and intimacy as these relate to dementia, issues with consent, problematic behaviors, and the dilemma of “adultery” are addressed. Finally, concepts important for guiding policy and procedure development are reviewed.

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Questions? Contact Dawn Balder or call 515-440-4630.