Promoting older adult mental health through integrated care

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The prevalence of behavioral health conditions among older adults continues to rise while the number of specialty providers remains low. Nurses caring for aging populations across care settings have opportunities to integrate behavioral healthcare into their practice with adults to promote wellness and avoid negative outcomes. Priority issues for integrated behavioral health among older adults include depression, substance use disorders, and neurocognitive conditions. Connections to professional organizations, timely continuing education, and integration of evidenced-based clinical protocols are vital for nurses to provide effective integrated care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalGeriatric Nursing
StatePublished - Jul 1 2023


  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Integrated care
  • Substance use disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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