WEBINAR: Sexuality in Long Term Care
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Gather your team & join in on this can't-miss, timely webinar!

When: Thursday, July 12
11 am - 12:30 pm
Where: online/webinar
United States
Contact: Dorothy Ferrick
(512) 467-2242

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WEBINAR: Sexuality in Long Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Close the Door, Please)

July 12 • 11 am - 12:30 pm CT

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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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This webinar is targeted to:

  • CEOs
  • Administrators
  • Therapists
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Workers
  • Direct Care Workers

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By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Discuss prevailing perceptions about sexuality and capacity of elders with dementia to consent.
  • Examine the challenges faced by LTC providers in facilitating safe sexual expression among residents and for managing inappropriate sexual expression.
  • Consider ways to preserve residents’ rights to intimacy/sexuality while complying with regulations.

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Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, Education Director, Select Rehabilitation

Kathleen Weissberg, in her more than 20 years of practice, has worked in long term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care and end of life care, incontinence management, falls management and dementia care and staging. She currently provides continuing education support to 6,000 therapists nationwide as director of education for Select Rehabilitation. She has lectured nationally, at the state level, and authored publication on the topics such as patient satisfaction outcomes in long term care, restraint reduction and fall prevention, driving and the elderly, dementia management, palliative care, and hospital readmissions. She has presented at previous LeadingAge conferences for Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, New York, and has authored articles for publication for LeadingAge Florida and Texas.

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Social Workers
This program offers 1.5 contact hours of continuing education for social workers with ethics content). For information on the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners*, please click HERE.
*The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners has approved LeadingAge Texas to provide continuing education activities for social workers (current thru August 31, 2018).

Administrators & Assisted Living Managers
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS - Approval #20190711-1.50-A46078-DL
(ethics content)

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FEES (per line/connection)
LeadingAge Texas Member: $85
Non-Member: $105

Registration fee includes electronic handout and one connection to the live webinar. A recording of this webinar is not included in the registration fee.

NOTE: the one line/connection cannot be used across multiple communities/locations

Because the fee is set per line/connection, please only register one person/main registrant*. Then, upon completion of your registration, email dorothy@leadingagetexas.org with the following information on any additional team members who will be attending via your line/connection who will need continuing education credit:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Email address

*As the main registrant, you will agree to moderate attendance of the webinar for any additional attendees via your line/connection. The details for access/connection & any available handouts will be sent to the main registrant via email 1-2 days prior to the webinar.

Cancellation & Transfer/Substitution Policy

  • No-shows will be billed. No refunds for failure to log-in at the time of the event.
  • Transfers/Substitutions*: Registrations are fully transferable. Transfers must be submitted via email to Dorothy Ferrick no later than 48 hours prior to the Webinar.
  • Cancellations*:
    • A full refund will be given to all cancellations received 10 or more business days prior to the program.
    • A $25 administrative fee will be charged to all cancellations received six to nine business days prior to the program.
    • No refunds will be given to cancellations received five or fewer business days prior to the program.
    • LeadingAge Texas reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment in which case pre-registered participants will be notified and full refunds provided.

*All transfer/substitution & cancellation requests must be emailed to Dorothy Ferrick, Events & Registration Manager at dorothy@leadingagetexas.org.