September 22, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
665 King Street North
Geriatric Addictions treatment is different than other populations. This day long workshop will bring together addictions, mental health and the legal ethical considerations for care of older adults with Substance Use Disorders.
- Marilyn White-Campbell, Geriatric Addictions project coordinator, CMHA Waterloo Wellington Specialized Geriatric Services
- Dr Johnathan Bertram, Addictions medicine physician, CAMH/ Bowmanville Family Health Organization
- Dr Rosemary Meier, Geriatric Psychiatrist
- Laura Watts, LLB, Elder Care Concepts
- Ethicists TBA
- To understand why addictions is different in older adults
- To understand the medical consequences of substance use disorders in older adults including alcohol, opiates benzodiazepines and the treatment options using case based learning
- To be able to make the connection between mental illness and substance use disorders and to explore concurrent treatment.
- To explore the legal and ethical complexities of capacity and decision making of substance induced cognitive impairment in older adults with addictions
Who should attend
- Addiction counsellors/addiction outreach workers
- Social workers/ hospital & community
- GEM nurses
- Care Coordinators
- Capacity assessors
- Long term care DOC, RN, RPN, Social workers and PSW’s