The Role of Family Caregivers in Identifying & Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

Date: December 15, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ET

Speakers: Dr. Frederic C. Blow and Dr. Lynn Hallarman

Summary: Community-dwelling older adults are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of opioids or alcohol but are often overlooked and undertreated for substance use disorders (SUD). This webinar will discuss approaches for supporting caregivers to recognize and respond to issues of substance misuse with their older adult family members.

After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  • Explain the impact of COVID-19 on substance use in older adults 
  • Identify appropriate screening strategies for opioid and alcohol misuse in older patients
  • Empower caregivers and family members to access appropriate resources and map out a plan for help

Intended Audience: Health center providers and staff who care for older adults and their caregivers

View the recording here