Sexuality - Older Adults

As with any individual, regardless of age, sexual preferences or lifestyle, regular medical care and checkups are important in maintaining a healthy sexuality. If you are sexually active, you should be educated on the health myths and facts associated, and consider protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s). Older adults may face certain challenges when it comes to enjoying a healthy sex life due to age. Aging can bring with it normal physical changes, which may affect the ability to have and enjoy sex. As well, certain illnesses, medications, and surgeries can all affect one’s sexuality. The good news is, yearly screening and testing, checkups and treatments are all available via medical professionals and sexual health services throughout your community. If you, or a friend or loved one are looking for sexual health information, clinics, support or resources pertaining to sexuality and older adults, we have what you are looking for.

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Sexuality and Aging

Clinical Perspectives

Despite continuing ageist beliefs that sexuality is a privilege designed only for the young and physically healthy, research continues to indicate that the majority of older adults maintain interest in sexuality and may engage in fulfilling sexual behavior well into their last decade of life. Unfortunately, many professionals remain unaware of general knowledge of elderly sexuality, including the expected and normal physiological changes that can occur within the context of both male and female aging. The presence of chronic illness and other medical problems certainly can influence the expression of an aging adult’s sexuality, and emergent research suggests that there are effective ways to cope with menopause, heart disease, arthritis, incontinence, diabetes, sleep disorders, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction (ED), among others. Dramatic changes have taken place within the last decade alone in terms of non-surgical treatment for incontinence and ED, with forms of sex therapy, biofeedback, and PDE-5 inhibitors. Regrettably, many aging adults and their care providers remain unaware of their increased risk factors for STDs, including HIV infection via lack of knowledge, changes in the vaginal lining, and typical declines in immune function. Estimates suggest that by the year 2020, more than half of all individuals living with HIV will be over the age of 50. Although some high quality professional books are available for clinicians, they tend to be disjointed research bibliographies, edited volumes on a narrowly focused aspect of elderly sexuality, or texts that are more than 10 years old. With the extent of new information available regarding sexuality and aging, an up to date, empirically based text is necessary.

Sexuality in Later Life

A Counseling Guide for Physicians

Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality

Throughout my clinical training and practice, I have been surprised by the number of times that sexual issues have emerged as an unexpectedly central feature in my work with older adults. I can vividly remember my own internal reaction on hearing one of my elderly female patients tell me that she was date raped a few years after the death of her elderly husband-when she was 68 years old. I can see in my mind's eye the blood splattered on the floor of an inpatient unit from an elderly man who smashed his arm through a window, furious that his antidepressant medication made it impossible to climax through masturbation. On a much less dramatic but equally important note, I think about the elderly amputee who told me softly about his fears of resuming sexual activity with his wife of 25 years. I also think about the elderly woman whose inability to take herself shopping to find fashionable, comfortable clothes to fit over her hunched shoulders and large breasts helped precipitate a serious depression. In sum, I learned early on that elderly sexuality is not just about how many times a week someone makes love. It is my hope that sharing these experiences and introducing the related theories, research, and interventions will assist other clinicians in dealing with these often challenging and clinically demanding situations. Without my patients, this text would not have been possible.

Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

Now in its Fifth Edition, this text provides a comprehensive and wellness-oriented approach to the theory and practice of gerontologic nursing. Organized around the author's unique "functional consequences theory" of gerontologic nursing, the book explores "normal" age-related changes and risk factors that often interfere with optimal health and functioning, to effectively identify and teach health-promotion interventions. The author provides research-based background information and a variety of practical assessment and intervention strategies for use in every clinical setting. Highlights of this edition include expanded coverage of evidence-based practice, more first-person stories, new chapters, and clinical tools such as assessment tools recommended by the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing.

Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People

Theory, Policy and Practice

There is growing evidence that the sexual rights of older people are not being met. One reason, perhaps the main reason, relates to the way that old age is viewed. In many cultures, being old is associated with decline and disease, which positions older people as dependent and powerless. Furthermore, an absence of positive or celebratory discourses around older people’s sexuality is particularly striking. The book addresses a gap in research and policy. Using an adaptation of the Declaration of Sexual Rights from the World Association of Sexual Health, it provides readers with an innovative and evidence-based framework for achieving the sexual rights of older people. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, it explores the cultural and social locations of old age and its intersections with sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status. Key themes include stigma, silencing, invisibility, prejudice, discrimination, and a lack of information, awareness, and understanding. Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice is a text for academics, health professionals, social professionals, service providers, and policy-makers. It is a timely and insightful collection which suggests ways to apply the sexual rights framework, raise awareness, and engage communities in constructing strategies for reform.

Nursing Older Adults

Partnership Working

This book, edited by a team of renowned older adult and nursing experts, consideres the principles and practices of older adult nursing as well as the wider social considerations to do with an ageing population.

Sexuality and the Elderly

A Research Guide

A topically arranged, annotated bibliography and research guide reviewing the literature to determine the needs of the elderly related to their sexuality.

Older People

Issues and Innovations in Care

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying 'video' clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society.

Nursing Older People

Issues and Innovations

This edition captures the underlying new approach in patient centred care and thinking from a multidisciplinary perspective. It highlights the most recent ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience from both Australia and Internationally. Contemporary research compliments the vignettes of practice and in conjunction with accompanying ‘video’ clips serve to capture the realities of caring for older people in our society. Change in focus of health care system with the patient centered care taking precedence and this new philosophy is incorporated into the third edition Key focus on issues and innovations in aged care, with evidence-based examples and clinical vignettes included throughout the new edition Cases are incorporated into each chapter to re-enforce and highlight many issues faced by nurses and health care workers in aged care Written by experts in the field of aged care Accompanying DVD, provides video clips of interviews with health practitioners and it highlights innovations to health care demands; issues such as dementia and broader aging issues. These serve to re-enforce the underpinning interdisciplinary and innovative approach of the third edition. An Evolve ebooks will be available of this title This text reflects new thinking in care; include the ideas and experiences of policy analysts, nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and the consumer experience mainly from Australia but with international contributions and be based on contemporary research. It will also point readers to ‘the evidence’ where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and ‘video’ clips where appropriate.

Sexuality Across the Life Course

How does sexual behavior change over one's life-span? How does sexual satisfaction affect the quality and stability of marriage? How has the AIDS epidemic affected sexual attitudes in America over the past three decades? In this wide-reaching volume, distinguished sociologist Alice S. Rossi addresses these questions and others through fourteen diverse essays on sexual behavior, covering adolescence through old age and studying such groups as singles, married couples, and homosexuals. This extensive study also explores the effects of chronic disease and medication on sexual functioning, recent developments in psychotherapy for sexual problems, and sexual abuse of children, incest, and rape. "The interdisciplinary nature of the project has resulted in a text that is accessible to anyone with a behavioral science background. Well written, well edited, and well received by this reviewer."—Joan C. Chrisler, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy "This is a book that needs to be on the bookshelf of any AIDS researcher."—AIDS Book Review Journal

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing,A guide for students in practice,1

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing

Created by God

About Human Sexuality for Older Girls and Boys

Communication with children can be difficult at times, especially on the topic of human sexuality. This updated and helpful resource emphasizes a healthy biblical and Christian perspective on human sexuality, values, and relationships. Written for fifth- and sixth-graders, the book can be used in classroom sessions, individual reference and study, and for discussion with parents. The Leader's Resource Kit is a step-by-step guide to help leaders through the process. Whether it is soliciting support for the study, choosing people to assist, planning the individual sessions, or working with the parents of young people during each session, the Leader's Resource Kit gives directions from beginning to end. The Student Guide is a helpful book of materials for students which helps them in class sessions, individual reference and study, and discussion with parents. Bonus CD -- has music and color reproductions of text pages for overhead use. Click here for more information about Tweens curriculum. For updated information and fun for your Tweens, visit us online at www.tweenslive.com.

Adults with ADHD

Bi-sexuality

Adults with ADD

Adult Aspies

Adult ADD/HD

Men and Sexuality

Questioning Sexuality

Older Lesbians

Sexual Abuse Survivors

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

St Luke's Close of Burlington - Seniors Apartments

Offers 48 one-bedroom units plus 3 barrier-free wheelchair accessible one-bedroom units
* rent assessed on a geared-to-income basis for 36 units

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre - Trafalgar Park Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* Ageless grace - brain fitness program
* art workshop
* drawing
* French
* Fun with Paint & Collage
* Fun with Easy Aerobics
* hall walking with strength training
* History of British Music & Art, History of Jazz & Blues, History of Broadway, History of Sculpture, History of Russian Art & Music
* pickleball
* pilates
* Shifting gears fitness
* tai chi
* watercolour painting
* yoga
* zumba

Drop In Programs
* arts and crafts
* badminton
* bid euchre
* book club
* bunka embroidery
* carpet bowling
* chess club
* concert band
* Current Affairs discussion group
* Friendship luncheon
* Guitar circle
* Harmonica group (chromatic & diatonic)
* Kerr Street Singers
* pickleball
* poetry group
* Scrabble
* table tennis
* walking - The Wacky Walkers

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Queen Elizabeth Park Older Adults Centre - Queen Elizabeth Park Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* bridge - mentored duplicate
* circuit training
* Cycle and strength
* Dinner for One workshop
* Fitness Plus
* Hall walking with strength training
* Parkinson's program
* pickleball
* pilates
* tap dancing
* total body conditioning
* yoga restorative
* yoga & yoga flow

Drop-In activities
* badminton
* book club
* DVD lecture series - Lifelong health - Achieving optimum well-being at any age
* jam session
* guitar club
* hall walking
* Mexican train dominoes
* pickleball
* snooker
* ukelele

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits