New Approach taken for Elderly Addicts at Nursing Home

December 1, 2014 12:25 PM

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New Approach taken for Elderly Addicts at Nursing Home

A sudden and massive increase in baby boomers has driven up the number of elderly people misusing drugs and alcohol, bringing attention to problems in treating addiction in the aging.

Earlier, the Jewish Home Lifecare nursing home in the Bronx started to addresses such issues. Older patients who came to the nursing home for rehab were also screened for addiction. The nursing home had also offered them a chance to recover.

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