Silver Book Fact

Mental health treatment for older adults

Only one third of the older population with mental issues receives necessary treatment.

National Council on Aging, Fact Sheet, Health Aging, 2014; 2014. http://www.ncoa.org/assets/files/pdf/FactSheet_HealthyAging.pdf. Accessed July 2, 2015

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Number of older adults in cities, 2013
    In 2013, about 80 percent of older adults resided in metropolitan areas.  
  • Location of older adults, 2013
    In 2013, more than 60 percent of older adults lived in just 13 states: California, Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, and…  
  • Growth of 100+ population since 1980
    Since 1980, the percentage of adults aged 100+ has increased at a faster rate than the entire population, growing from 32,194 people to 67,347 people.  
  • Percent of older Americans who are obese
    Almost 30 percent of older Americans were classified as obese in 2014 (according to height and weight self-reports).  
  • Increase in 60+ population between 2003 and 2013
    The number of Americans aged 60 and over increased from 48.1 million in 2003 to 62.8 million in 2013.