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Frail Elders Vulnerable To Mental Health Problems

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Meals and personal care services are often brought to frail elders living at home, but a University of Michigan researcher says mental health care should be delivered, too.

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In a study published in the August issue of The Gerontologist, researcher Lydia Li examined the mental health status of elders who remain in their homes in Michigan.

The sample composed of nearly 19,000 older adults (age 65 or older) who were admitted to two community-based, long-term care programs in Michigan