Mental Health 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.
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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Tools for Clinicians:
[updated October 13, 2017]