Community-based mental health services for the elderly: nursing meets the need.

  • Anne Marie Craman
  • Published 1992 in Caring : National Association for Home Care magazine

Abstract

Special needs exist for older persons who have acute and chronic mental illness and disability; however, individual and societal barriers can prevent these services from reaching those in often desperate need. Intervention and expertise delivered to the urban elderly primarily in the home by psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialists is a viable option in primary prevention and crisis intervention.

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