Setting-Specific Treatment Issues

  • Azziza Oluwakemi Bankole
  • Mamta Sapra


Aging is now an integral part of society, and in short, we expect to grow old. The average lifespan has increased as a result of declining childhood and elderly mortality rates. Associated with our increased lifespan is the rising prevalence of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases, neurocognitive disorders, diabetes, cancer, and mobility impairment. Health-care providers must take into consideration the impact of the various factors that have an impact on older adults, how they experience illnesses, and their ability to communicate their experience to us. The setting in which older adults are seen and treated necessarily will have an impact on their experience and expectations. Understanding these dynamics is a critical part in the caregiving process. In this chapter, we provide a background on the different settings that older adults receive treatment and explore their role in presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of various psychiatric disorders.


Long-term care Skilled nursing facilities Nursing home Adult daycare centers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral MedicineVirginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineRoanokeUSA
  2. 2.Salem Veteran Affairs Medical CenterSalemUSA

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