What Nursing Facilities Need to Know About Managing Substance Use Disorders – Part 2

As the number of older adults with chronic medical illnesses and substance use disorders and especially opioid use disorder (OUD) increases, so does the need for post–acute care services in skilled nursing facilities. In our last Making Health Care Better podcast episode, we chatted with Dr. Swati Gaur. Dr. Gaur is Alliant Health Solution’s medical director and she is also a practicing physician who specializes in geriatric medicine. She is back today along with Wilbert Martin, the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities Recovery Specialist. They are going to share insight about what nursing facility staff can do now to help provide better care for residents with substance use disorders.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.