Mental health service delivery in long-term care homes.

  title={Mental health service delivery in long-term care homes.},
  author={John Snowdon},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={22 7},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of mental disorders in long-term care (LTC) homes is high, but quality and availability of mental health services to assess and help in management of cases have been criticized. METHOD Literature concerning mental health problems in LTC homes was reviewed, especially regarding models of mental health service delivery and factors that affect development, persistence and reduction of symptoms and distress. RESULTS The advantages of consultation-liaison arrangements… CONTINUE READING