Effective practices on collaboration between affordable seniors’ housing providers and mental health service providers

This report was developed in response to the membership of the Older Adult Service Providers of Calgary (OASPoC) observing that seniors with serious mental illnesses were often at ri sk of losing their housing. They also noticed that vulnerable individuals who were younger than the traditional “senior” cut-off age of 65 were also falling through the cracks, as they presented as functionally geriatric. This report was commissioned to pr ovide an overview of effective collaborative practices between seniors housing providers and mental health service providers, including those within the healthcare system.

The research conducted for this report warns that a number of seniors in the community are potentially at risk of experiencing homelessness unless service providers focus on a joint solution to assist seniors with mental health issues.

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Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta, Canada