Aged care providers must consider how their policies, practices and buildings can improve privacy for their residents, a third of whom have partners, new research finds.
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Sex remains important for many people living in aged care, but a challenge for staff and residents’ family members, writes Michael Bauer.
There is a significant gap between service provider’s responsibility to promote sexuality wellbeing and safety and their right to information on how to achieve this, but things are about to change, writes Dr Catherine Barrett.
Healthcare professionals, including aged care staff, need to consider issues of sexuality and sexual health as part of routine practice, and this should be supported through training and policies, an expert says.
The level of education that residential aged care staff receive regarding sexuality and sexual health in older people varies considerably, new research shows.
People don’t lose their sexuality as they get older and aged care policy and practice must recognise that denying the human need for intimacy diminishes residents’ quality of life, says the researcher behind a new assessment tool for facilities.
In this wrap: Churches of Christ launches Cyclone Pam appeal; conference to tackle taboos on sex and ageing; collaborative approach to bolster staff learning; project to develop aged care resources for deafblindness.
AUDIO: The number one thing to remember is that a healthy approach to sexuality can endure until very late in life, Professor Elizabeth Beattie has told the NEWSROOM
HammondCare chief executive Dr Stephen Judd has called on aged care providers to “ditch their drug habit” and take responsibility for the role they play in the over-reliance on chemical restraint in the care of people with dementia.
After a New York nursing home is sued for providing ‘adult entertainment’ for its residents, a major Australian provider says seniors have a right to make adult decisions.
A new e-learning resource about sexual expression in people with dementia aims to provide clear and practical advice and direction for care professionals across all health and aged care settings. And it’s free!
SBS television’s Insight program about sexuality and older people, screening next Tuesday night is recommended viewing for managers and carers alike working in the aged services sector.
SBS Television is looking for input from people working in aged care settings for a forthcoming program about ageing and sexuality. Confidentiality is assured.