Sexuality in Long-Term Care: Finding Ways to Balance the Expression of Sexuality While Minimizing Associated Risks and Protecting Vulnerable Residents

Cindy Webb presents the difference between sexual and non-sexual behavior, how our individual value systems make the job more difficult and influence the way we respond. She will discuss ways to determine consent and when it’s necessary to intervene and notify appropriate entities. Cindy will recommend interventions and provide case studies.   

Cindy has been a long-term care Ombudsman with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) since 2003, specializing in nursing homes. She has developed a variety of trainings for staff and residents in long-term care, including sexuality, dealing with difficult personalities and taking care of oneself. She is currently working with nursing home residents to develop a bullying prevention program in their community. Cindy is a member of the Arapahoe County Adult Protection Team and serves on the Nursing Home Innovation Grants Board, a Governor-appointed entity charged with dissemination and oversight of civil monetary penalty funds for use in implementing quality of life projects for those who reside in Colorado nursing homes. She is co-founder of the Community Healthcare Ethics Committee and is currently working to form a committee of stakeholders to address placement issues for specialized populations for whom there are limited options.

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