The four-hour course on Seniors and Intimacy discusses sex and sexuality in the lives of seniors. Information about the senior population is discussed as is the need to understand the role of sex and sexuality in their lives. Factors explored include changing relationships, the interpretation of sexual expression, community response, and insight about how seniors perceive themselves as sexual beings. The impact of health, medication and the concept of consent are discussed in an effort to identify respectful ways to provide older people with a dignified, inclusive life that is sensitive to sexual health and identity.
This seminar-on-demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Review of senior adults
- Review health, demographics and trends
- Understand wellness perception
- Review meaning of sex and sexuality
- Recognize impact of age and sexuality
- Discuss the Lindau study - Gain insight into potential sexual problems
- Define sexual script theory
- Review significance of communication and sexuality
- Review physician approach to sex education
- Explore communication gaps in sexual information
- Review various long term providers
- Explore senior communities
- Aspects of sexual expression
- Discuss sexual policies
- Review sexually transmitted diseases
- Review concept of sex, intimacy and old age
- Review impact of cognitive impairment on sexual function
- Gain insight into challenges of cognitive impairment on sexuality
- Review basic rights of long-term residents and their sexuality
- Define capacity for sexual consent
- Review capacity assessment
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on on sex and sexuality in the lives of seniors.
- Identify differences in senior adults
- Recognize health data regarding senior adults
- Understand concept of wellness perception
- Identify meaning of sex and sexuality
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial – Joy Siegel is the owner of Joy Siegel Solutions and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.