Improving Our Response to Older Adults with Substance Use, Mental Health and Gambling Problems

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Improving Our Response to Older Adults with Substance Use, Mental Health and Gambling Problems

A Guide for Supervisors, Managers and Clinical Staff

CAMH Health Aging Project
Foreword by Benoit Mulsant


Format: Paperback


Part of the CAMH Healthy Aging Project, Improving Our Response provides the information, tools and guidance that service providers need to work more effectively with older adults who may have substance use, mental health or gambling problems. 

This comprehensive resource includes:

  • an overview of alcohol use, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, tobacco use and other problems as they appear in older adults
  • a selection of screening tools that can be used to help identify problems
  • practical guidance on building a relationship, adopting a holistic approach and advocacy for older adults
  • an introduction to the recovery, harm reduction and stages of change models as guiding principles of care
  • ways to guide and support staff, families and others who care for older adults with these problems
  • information on referring to specialized addiction and mental health treatment services
  • case studies and practical strategies for complex situations
  • information sheets for older adults and their families on substance use, mental health and gambling.

 

This guide is for professionals who work with older adults, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, educators and management staff in community support services, retirement and long-term care homes. The guide is also a useful resource for mental health and addiction treatment providers.

About the authors

The CAMH Health Aging Project was formed to help caregivers and their supervisors and managers better understand and support the older adults in their care who have mental health, substance use and gambling issues. The project invited experts in related disciplines to contribute their knowledge to help create accessible and practical educational resources.

Benoit Mulsant, MD, MS, FRCPC, is the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is also a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Executive Director of the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. 


This product is available in English only.
Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.

Pages: 190 • Published: 2008 • ISBN: 9780888686770 (print) • Product Code: PM080


Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.
This product is available in English only.

Pages : 190 • Publié : 2008 • ISBN : 9780888686770 (version imprimée) • Code de produit : PM080