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