Monday, April 29, 2019

RIC Webinar: Promising Practices for Meeting the Needs of Dually Eligible Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1:30-3:00 PM ET

Register for the event

By 2020, the number of older adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) is expected to reach 5.7 million. This group faces unique challenges in receiving appropriate care: formal diagnosis criteria are less relevant for older adults than the general population; older adults are less likely to be screened for a SUD; and individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have about twice the rate of co-occurring SUD and chronic pain compared to Medicare-only beneficiaries, making them a particularly vulnerable group.

This interactive webinar hosted by Resources for Integrated Care (RIC), will discuss common SUDs, identify promising practices for screening, treatment, and care coordination, and demonstrate practical strategies for meeting the needs of older adults with SUDs. Speakers, including a consumer with lived experience, will share lessons learned and strategies to provide effective care for dually eligible older adults with SUDs.

Featured Speakers:

  • Louis Trevisan, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
  • Nicole MacFarland, PhD, Executive Director, Senior Hope
  • Elizabeth Baumann, LSW, Case Manager, Council of Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Sherri, CASAC, Consumer

Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar information webpage to view CE credit information, sign up, and learn more.

Questions? Contact Resources for Integrated Care

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