Let's Talk About Sex (Baby!) and Identity in the Older Adult

The OT Flourish Podcast

18-02-2020 • 58 mins

Sex is an ADL!

Do you address a client's sexuality or ask how they identify?

These are the questions that we must ask ourselves in order to provide client centered care, keeping in mind AOTA’s Vision 2025: “As an inclusive profession, OT maximizes health, well-being and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities, through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living."

Guest Devlynn Neu MS OTR/L shares their passion for bringing awareness and unity within the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as helping OT practitioners feel comfortable addressing sexuality in our practice.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Use neutral terms - "partner," "significant other"
  2. Ask "How would you identify yourself?"
  3. Start with conversations and being open to learning about

Resources from the Show:

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults A Practical Guide To Creating Welcoming Agencies

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

LGBT Aging Change, Challenge and Resilience Power Point

Person-Centered Care for LGBT Older Adults

Be sure to learn more from my guest Devlynn with their "LGBTIA+ 101: What do the letters mean" series on Instagram through @therainbowot, theRainbowOT.com and through their conversation with Sarah from OT4Lyfe Podcast called Inclusion, Education, and All the Colors of the Rainbow.

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