Caron Treatment Centers announced today that it will be utilizing proceeds from the successful sale of the Hanley Center to support and enhance its programs in Florida and Pennsylvania, which will include plans for expanding services to seniors.
The number of seniors seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is expected to nearly double by 2015, according to SAMHSA.
At Caron, global industry leaders such as Dr. Jamie Huysman, Senior Clinical Advisor to Caron’s Boomer and Older Adult Programs; Dr. Barbara Krantz, most recently the Medical Director of the Hanley Center and now the Director of Addiction Medicine at Caron, and Sid Goodman, Vice President of Caron’s Florida Operations, will play a critical role in shaping a new direction for Caron to serve seniors in Florida.
“Throughout the state of Florida and the nation as a whole, there are enormous unmet needs for Boomers and Older Adults who are moving into a different phase of their lives,” said Dr. Huysman. “For those suffering from addiction or who are already in recovery, these changes in life can add significant challenges for many. Caron wants to change that paradigm and redefine recovery for those over 50.”
While the new plans for Florida are being developed, the Boomer and Older Adult Programs will continue to reside at Caron’s flagship center in Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Dr. Ken Thompson and its nationally renowned Chronic Pain Program, Caron has had a long history of treating this population in Pennsylvania, and is equipped with state-of- the-art facilities to support the needs of this demographic.
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