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Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy

The Seniors Flourish Podcast is an occupational therapy podcast helping occupational therapy practitioners working with older adults be the best they can be - not only by showcasing relevant interviews, answering questions, current articles and hot topics, but also to getting OT practitioners EXCITED about working with older adults, give actionable ideas that listeners can take and use in their own practice and have some FUN along the way

Feb 18, 2020

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, and through their conversation with Sarah from OT4Lyfe Podcast called Inclusion, Education, and All the Colors of the Rainbow.