Discussing Sex among Older Adults
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about sex among older adults and how it is being handled at this point - especially what happens in the nursing homes of the United States.

Course Publication Date: May 29, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:SOD052921
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • State three reasons why nursing home staff should be trained to deal with sex among the residents.

  • List two ways a resident who is non-verbal can indicated their sexual desires.

  • Discuss how to determine if sex among a couple is intimacy or abuse.

  • Discuss some of the changes that might take place when the Baby Boomers move to the nursing homes.

  • Discuss the problem of sex in the nursing home if the resident has dementia.

  • Describe why many nursing homes are now developing policies and procedures to deal with sexual intimacy among adult residents.


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