Long-Term Care May Call For Substance Abuse Care

Awareness, sensitivity, and keen strategies are increasingly required.
      Epidemiologists have suggested that nursing homes will see higher rates of alcoholism and drug abuse among residents as baby boomers age and seek long-term care. To prepare for this challenge, facilities can do much to shore up policies and procedures concerning these substances, identify abuse in new residents, and help them and their families, say experts in substance abuse as well as long-term care.
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