Mental Health in Long-Term Care
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 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.
Are you a health care professional?
Learn about the mental health in long-term care clinical guidelines to best support older adults in your care.
Find information and resources to help support older adults here.
Are you an older adult or care partner?
Access helpful tools and resources here.