The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Long-Term Care Residents – Points of Advocacy

Source: The National Consumer Voice

Published: 2019

Summary:

Opioid misuse and abuse has become a national epidemic. Yet opioid use in long-term care settings hasn’t gotten the same attention as in other settings. To gain more information about the impact of this epidemic on long-term care facility residents, Consumer Voice obtained feedback from residents and ombudsmen through in-person discussions and online questionnaires about the resident experience. This webinar presents the findings and information gathered, and shares select strategies and recommendations for effective advocacy in addressing resident issues related to opioid use and misuse.

Presenters: Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, Consumer Voice; Jamie Freschi, Consultant, National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center; and Eden Ruiz-Lopez, Assistant Deputy Director, National Center on Elder Abuse

Link: The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Long-Term Care Residents – Points of Advocacy

Topics: Long-term Care, Opioid, Prevention

Access: Download, Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Caregivers, Community, Health Care, Multidisciplinary, Social Services

Level: Advanced, Intermediate

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