This session was live July 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT. A recording of the sessions will be available for purchase until June 1, 2021.
Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, among baby boomers is one of the fastest growing health issues facing our country. Some seek treatment while many do not; and when the need arises for long-term care, unmet needs arrive at the older adult setting. Coupled with mental health issues, care provision can be complex. Are you equipped to provide supportive services, arrange Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and integrate a complex case mix? Putting the pieces together, this webinar offers practical tips from the field, resources to equip group leaders, and an overview of co-occurring diagnoses of mental health and addiction with a goal of building community.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify three facts of alcohol and drug abuse in older adults
- Summarize reasons of alcohol and drug abuse in older adults
- Analyze two case studies related to mental health and addiction diagnoses
- Discuss appropriate program interventions for co-occurring populations in older adult settings
This program is appropriate for activity directors, life enrichment coordinators, and activity personnel in all nursing and assisted living facilities.
Theresa Thorland, MS, MA, CTRS, ACC
One and a half hours of continuing education are available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.
Registration Fee……………………….. $55 per individual
(One and a half continuing education hours, live webinar and on-demand recording included)