Providing Integrated Care For Older Adults: New SAMHSA-HRSA Report

Geriatric Mental Health Alliance

New Report from SAMHSA-HRSA

Center for Integrated Health

Solutions

GROWING OLDER:
PROVIDING INTEGRATED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS

This report, from the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CHIS), guides clinicians on the best approaches for providing integrated care to older adults suffering from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. The

report explains the importance of assessing clients for cognitive deficits and adapting behavioral interventions to help clients gain maximum benefit from treatment.  A useful read for clinicians as well as for those who work with older adults in non-clinical

settings to better understand best practices for serving older adults living with co-occurring physical and behavioral health challenges.