In Canada, long term care (LTC) is required for seniors who need 24-hour nursing care and support. Mental health issues are common among seniors in LTC.
Transitioning from independent living to a long-term care facility can be very difficult for older adults. More than two in five (44%) Canadian seniors living in LTC are diagnosed with or have symptoms of depression (CIHI, 2010).
The number of seniors living in long-term care (LTC) will quadruple in Canada by 2031.
Tools for Seniors and Families:
|Mental Health in Long Term Care (Available in English, French, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese)
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