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FREE CEU Webinar Sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care & Assistance
December 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Webinar Topic: Aging with Addiction: A Disease With Many Faces
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 1:00 pm
Description: Addiction is a complex disease that presents many barriers to treatment. The complexities and barriers increase within older populations. Appropriately intervening, assessing and treating addiction in older adults requires a specific skill set that most people in helping professions do not possess. Yet, they will be faced with a growing number of cases requiring these services.
This presentation will help attendees expand their understanding of the scope of the problem of addiction in older adults and give them a broader understanding of what is required when assessing addiction in older adults. It will explain what steps the health care team can take and the importance of including family whenever possible. Attendees will learn how to think about what creates lasting change and what doesn’t. They will also receive sharable, no-cost resources that use technology to provide action-based information to family members who are key partners in helping older loved ones get appropriate treatment and support. Hidden ageism, a barrier to helping older adults, will also be challenged by examining myths.
Each qualified attendee will receive one free CEU credit.
Questions: Contact Ginny Chase at 336-407-0020