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Caron Renaissance Honored with 2015 Caregiver Friendly Award
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Boca Raton, Florida (July 30, 2015) - Caron Renaissance – the South Florida continuum of the leading addiction and behavioral healthcare not-for-profit Caron Treatment Centers – has announced that it is a recipient of the 2015 Caregiver Friendly Award by Today’s Caregiver. Recipients were honored for their exceptional commitment to improving the quality of life of family caregivers and their loved ones. Caron Renaissance is the only facility this year to win in the long-term care facility category; other award categories include books, media, products, and services.

“Family members often focus all of their attention and energy on their addicted loved one,” said Bradley F. Sorte, Executive Director at Caron Renaissance and Caron Ocean Drive. “Subsequently, family members are often greatly impacted as a result of the disease and require significant treatment of their own. At Caron Renaissance, we consider the family to be a patient as much as the addicted individual.”

Sorte explained that at Caron Renaissance, a parallel process takes place that promotes healing and healthy ways of coping with the stress often associated with addiction and behavioral health disorders. Therapists engage caregivers in treatment planning, clinical issues, and interventions, as well as provide support for their emotional needs, helping them find balance in their roles as caregivers.

Caron Renaissance also offers a unique experience through its Residential Family Restructuring Program, in which caregivers and their loved ones reside together in the same clinical setting. Through the program, caregivers participate in daily group therapy sessions that are typically only available for patients. This clinical immersion of caregivers with the patient community helps drive the emotional healing process and provides the opportunity for families to embrace recovery.

“The average caregiver is responsible for over $40,000 in health related expenditures each year, in either personal or directed funds,” says Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver Magazine. “This award is designed to help family caregivers recognize and reward those organizations who will care for them in as committed a manner as they care for their loved ones.”

The Caregiver Friendly Awards were presented at the Fearless Caregiver Conference on July 30, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida. The conference took place from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
 

About Caron Treatment Centers
With 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers operates lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron is headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania with Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Caron’s Recovery Center in New York City as well as its regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC offer community and recovery support. Caron has the most extensive continuum of care including teens, young adults, adults and older adults. Caron’s treatment is customized to meet the needs of individuals and families – with highly trained teams prepared to address co-occurring disorders. Caron offers an innovative approach to ongoing recovery care support for its former patients and their families during the first year of transition following discharge. The online recovery support connects patients and families with peer groups and other resources. For more information on Caron please visit Caron at www.caron.org or follow us on Twitter, @CaronTreatment.

About The Caregiver Friendly Awards:
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products , Long Term Care Facilities and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind.  Today's Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, www.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.  

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Caron Treatment Centers
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