Guideline for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada

Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2018
Description / Summary

In these pages readers will find recommendations for a model for a comprehensive mental health service system for seniors, informed by current evidence and considered within the context of guiding values and principles important to Canadian seniors (e.g.,respect and dignity, self determination, independence and choice for consumers), as well as the concepts of recovery, mental health promotion and mental illness prevention. The model incorporates the broad range and variety of services and approaches required to meet the diverse needs of seniors living with or at risk of developing a mental health problem or illness. Service benchmarks help to provide specific targets to be considered by planners as they look at existing resources, the size of the population to be served, and the contextual factors specific to their province or region (e.g., urban, rural and remote populations).