There over two million senior citizens in America that suffer from depression. Sadly, many of the warning signs of depression are often overlooked and not properly diagnosed. As our elderly loved ones enter the twilight years of their life, it’s a very sad fact that many quietly suffer from this mentally debilitating disease without their family truly knowing or understanding the symptoms. If you have a loved one that may be suffering from depression, elder care may be the right resolution.
When our minds are active, we are generally more easygoing and carefree. Elder care offers those we love that uplifting emotional support they need to appreciate the things they truly love in life. Whether it’s outside activities that promote exercise like gardening or walks in the park, or leisurely activities like storytelling or watching TV, or mentally stimulating hobbies like cards or crafting, having one of our CAREGivers present to assist your family member with any of their basic needs can be extremely convenient and even life changing. Our CAREGivers can improve your loved one’s quality of life giving them a positive mind frame and also keeping them mentally sharp. Studies show that elderly men and women that are active and participate in mentally stimulating activities like reading, storytelling, crafting, or crossword puzzles have a reduced chance of suffering from dementia or other mental diseases.
With our compassionate CAREGivers, our talented and caring staff can also assist your loved one with any of the practical things that need to be done. Whether it’s a trip to the doctor’s office or grocery store, reminder to take their medication, help around the house or in the kitchen, scheduling doctor’s appointments, ensuring they are eating healthy and exercising, or an advocate that will be there for moral support when they need them, our trained and certified nursing staff can assist your loved one with any of their needs. Home Instead can also provide additional services: