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Behavioral Health Module #4 - Chemical Health Issues

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  • Original Date: Monday, January 22, 2018 Presented by: John Brose, Ph.D., LP, LMFT, LADC and Director, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis SUGGESTED AUDIENCE Staff in care center, assisted living and adult day programs • Administrators • Housing Managers • LTC Directors of Nursing • Assisted Living Home Care Nurse Managers • Adult Day Program Directors • Social Workers • Therapeutic Recreation/Activity Professionals • Other interested staff LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Recognize that the current opioid crisis extends to older adult services settings and what you as a provider need to be aware of. • Know what to look for when dealing with residents/clients who suffer from chronic pain to avoid opioid addiction. • Discuss the challenges and approaches to caring for persons who are dealing with both substance abuse issues and depression and/or personality disorders. • Learn how to conduct an effective room check to identify if various substances are present and need to be removed or addressed. • Appreciate the fact that a high percentage of older adults can recover from substance abuse, often without formal outside treatment programs, and discover what you can do to help them succeed.