Working with Older Adults and Alcohol

Monday  19 June  2017  9:30 AM    Monday  19 June  2017 12:30 PM
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Last update 02/07/2018

Designed for: Social Care staff who come into contact with older adults who may be at risk of alcohol misuse


Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to identify adults that may be at risk
  • Understand why older adults may drink alcohol
  • Knowledge of where you can signpost older adults to
  • Understanding of behaviours and coping strategies


Evaluation methods: Staff learning forms



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  • Falls Management


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