In 2020, more than one in five adults received mental health treatment
Oct 20, 2021
“While the percentage of adults who had taken medication for their mental health increased with age, the percentage who had received counseling or therapy decreased with age,” the authors write.
Mental health improved following first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Sep 09, 2021
Adults receiving the vaccine between December 2020 and March 2021 reported decreased mental distress following the first dose.
Some seniors report worsening mental health in pandemic
Jul 30, 2021
18.3% of respondents aged 50 to 80 years reported worse mental health; 29% made a lifestyle change to address mental health.
HHS offers providers access to $103 million for employee mental health programming
Jul 20, 2021
The federal government is making about $103 million in relief funding available to reduce burnout and promote mental health among senior living workers and others in healthcare.
Mental health services for adult Medicaid recipients fell 22% last year, CMS reports
May 18, 2021
Adult Medicaid beneficiaries have foregone millions of primary, preventive and mental health care visits during the pandemic, according to new data by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mental health among seniors deteriorated during pandemic, national poll finds
May 06, 2021
An estimated 1 in 5 older adults currently suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse or another mental health disorder, according to the new National Poll on Healthy Agin
Telehealth: Driving more effective, qualitative and accessible care for U.S. seniors
Ed Mercadante, BSPharm, R.Ph., D.Sc.(Hon)
Apr 08, 2021
By improving access to quality care and the efficiency with which that care is delivered, telehealth has the potential to positively affect quality of life — and could serve as a catalyst that drives...
Assisted living workers say employers ‘fall short’ in mental health support during pandemic: survey
Apr 07, 2021
The majority of frontline healthcare workers participating in a new survey have experienced adverse mental health effects from the pandemic, and 58% of assisted living and nursing home employees believe...
Survey: Serious mental stress still a challenge for healthcare workers
Apr 07, 2021
Frontline healthcare workers, including those who work in home care, say the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a serious toll on their mental health, with 3 in 10 seeking mental health services.
U.S. unpaid caregivers struggling the most with emotional health problems: report
Feb 25, 2021
Nearly seven out of 10 unpaid U.S. caregivers say that the pandemic has worsened their emotional health. Their 68% rate was more than a tenth higher than the 61% registered by these workers worldwide.