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Older Adults

Resources for Older Adults

  • National Council on Aging

  • Do Your Part to Stem COVID-19: An Intergenerational Call to Action

  • Older Adults & Isolation during COVID-19

  • MHA webinar: Older Adults & Isolation during COVID-19
    In this webinar, MHA will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behavioral health services in meeting the needs of this population, particularly around social isolation. He will also share information about how peer support and peer-delivered services can make an impact on their wellbeing and sense of connection.

  • Through the Eldercare Locator, users can find services for older adults and their families in locations across the country, in areas running the gamut from behavioral health to financial assistance to insurance to food and nutrition. Those who cannot use the online locator can access services toll-free at 1-800-677-1116. The Eldercare Locator site provides links to information and materials for older adults and families on a variety of aging-related topics.

  • Geriatric Mental Health Services. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry established the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation to heighten public awareness of the importance of mental health and prevalence of mental illnesses among the elderly, eradicate negative misperceptions of mental health services, and promote broader access to these services for older adults, as well as healthy aging in general. Its website features links to information for consumers/patients and to related organizations, as well as a database of geriatric psychiatrists.

  • Older Adults with PTSD. This part of the website of the National Center for PTSD features materials for professionals to help them in working with older adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one possible consequence of disaster experiences. Resources include online information and courses about PTSD in older adults, PTSD that is co-occurring with other conditions that may arise in older adults, and prescribing practices for older veterans with PTSD.

  • Emotional Health, Preventing Suicide: Toolkit for Senior Living. This toolkit contains a suite of resources with information about mental health and suicide prevention for senior living communities. It includes a manager’s guide, fact sheets for residents, and hands-on training tools for professional staff and family members.

  • Help Keep Older Adults In Touch. This brochure offers tips for people with loved ones who are older adults to help them keep in contact with their older relatives and friends after a disaster. A planning mnemonic (INTOUCH) is provided, with steps to take for creating an individualized plan.

  • Downloadable Daily Care and Complete Care Plan

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