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A Policy Guide: Supporting Seniors' Mental Health

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Supporting Seniors’ Mental Health Through Home Care: A Policy Guide is the result of a national study conducted by CMHA in 2001 to assess the mental health needs of seniors and the role home care does and can play in meeting those needs.

It articulates the key system features that must be addressed through policy and operationalized in the home care system in order to promote seniors’ mental health.

In the research conducted for this guide, key stakeholders across Canada were empathetic to the need for a holistic model of care for seniors that incorporates medical, psychological and social supports. Other key features identified include service integration, standards of care, involvement in decision-making and support for family caregivers.

This policy guide was developed to assist individuals who are shaping home care policy for seniors in Canada. The guide is also a useful resource for groups and organizations advocating on behalf of seniors.

This 44-page book was developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (2002).

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