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Marissa 9th Sep 2014

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Hello, my name is Marissa and I started working as an Activities Coordinator in February after being in Reception for two years. The question I have may be a controversial topic but here goes..

I have an elderly gentleman who has had a stroke which has impaired his ability to communicate. He has displayed inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature towards staff and I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for healthy sexual outlets that I may be able to apply/access for him in his program. I have heard that some facilities offer the Residents the access to pornographic material, and I know this is up to the individual, but I don't believe that this is a healthy alternative as this can become over stimulative and often displays unhealthy and unrealistic relationships between the two parties in the material.

I would appreciate some honest, open-minded feedback.
Thank you
kathy 11th Sep 2014
Hi, I went to a course once and one facility used a blow up doll for alone time. She had a name and was put in his cupbourd.
Sharon 2nd Oct 2014
We had a resident that showed the same behaviour. We found out that he used to be a boxer which meant that he would often have had massages. We brought a person in to give him a massage (family paid) which alleviated the behaviour. Perhaps worth a try.
Good luck, would like to know if any method you try is successful.

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