PLANTSVILLE – On September 20, 2017 Silver Springs Care Center Director of Nursing Judie Ahmed and a line-up of speakers educated a group of 180 skilled nursing staff and leadership on Caring for Residents with Substance Use Disorder, held at the Aqua Turf in the Plantsville section of Southington. The event was organized by the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities with iCare-Touchpoints Rehab as a supporter and Judie as a key organizer.
The speakers included experts from the iCare iRecovery program and Wexford Behavioral Health, policy experts from the Department of Public Health, iRecovery’s consultant Dr. J. Craig Allen and Judie Ahmed herself.
The program detailed the management of the disease process, the physiology and biology of addiction, medication assisted therapy and regulatory issues around the delivery of Methadone and other medication therapies in the skilled nursing setting.
A special thanks to Judie Ahmed for all of her hard work and in helping to further establish iCare and all of its family of facilities as the leader in substance use treatment in the skilled nursing setting.