Mental Health in Long-Term Care – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on mental health in long-term care for older adults.

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

Mental health issues in long-term care are common. The majority of residents in community care facilities are diagnosed with a mental disorder or dementia.  The most common diagnoses include depression, dementia, delirium and anxiety.

It is important to be aware of problems or changes in the mood, thinking and behaviour of someone in long-term care. These could be signs that something is wrong. If there is a problem, staff at the home can help you and your family.

Discover Our Resources

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Not sure where to begin?

Read this pamphlet to learn more about how to make life easier for you and your family member in long-term care.

This pamphlet is also available in French, Punjabi, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese :


Are you a care partner?

Caregiving can be rewarding. Yet, most caregivers experience conflicting feelings of isolation, grief, compassion, joy and overwhelm as they provide care. Learn how to take care of your mental health.

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