2SLGBTQI people living with dementia (PLWD) and their unpaid carers* have unique experiences and needs. How can you, your organizations, and your institutions across sectors come together to enhance care provision and support?
This webinar will provide an overview of changes in language used to document staff observations of sexually responsive behaviour. Best practice expectations require descriptive accounts of behavioural episodes as well as a record of observations to determine frequency, duration, risk and patterns of sexual expression.
This presentation will provide an overview of the principles necessary to conduct a guided conversation with workplace colleagues and the families of older adults living with dementia regarding intimacy and sexual expression.
Many older adults remain sexually active. Health care practitioners should ask all older adults how their sex lives have changed for them and, if so, how. By asking this question you can identify and address any sexual problems
AHS strives to create an environment that highly values diversity and welcomes and respects people’s contributions. An environment where everyone, including patients, families, healthcare providers, physicians and volunteers feel safe, healthy and valued.
The resources available on this page will help to enhance your awareness, confidence, knowledge, and skills in creating safer and more welcoming care for sexual and gender diverse clients/ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) clients.
Organizations that care for residents have many obligations related to residents’ sexual expression. On occasion, there may be instances where a health care worker, substitute and/or co- decision-maker, or family member has concerns about a resident’s sexual expression. This document offers important ethical considerations for relevant stakeholders to consider during decision-making.
YouTube video: The importance of sexual expression in older adults remains a controversial topic despite the positive relationship between sexual functioning and quality of life across the lifespan. In this talk, Dr. Kukkonen encourages us to examine and discuss sexuality in older adults and challenges some of the societal biases that limit our understanding of sex and aging
Care facilities have an ethical and legal obligation to recognize, respect and support clients’ sexual lives. “Supporting Sexual Health and Intimacy in Care Facilities,” proposes guidelines aimed to help administrators and clinical leaders in care facilities and group homes develop their own guidelines to support healthy and safe sexual expression for adults living in these facilities.
This course will introduce the importance of Sexual Health & Intimacy in LTC, Assisted Living, Group Homes and Supported Housing, and provide guidance on utilizing the related Decision Support Tool (DST). (register as General public to access courses)