In Home Care Helps Seniors with Depression

Too many seniors grapple with isolation and depression.  But depression is not a normal part of growing older. It is a treatable medical illness, much like heart disease or diabetes. Depression is a serious illness affecting approximately 15 out of every 100 adults over age 65 in the United States.

Seniors experiencing feelings of depression and isolation have a higher risk of hospital admissions as well as a higher risk for being scammed. Not to mention it makes for a miserable life.

What can you do? Helping seniors stay healthy means more than ensuring they get good physical care. Individuals living alone miss out on the stimulation of interactions with others on a regular basis. Our caregivers serve that dual purpose of providing physical care and social connection. We enjoy our clients, building a relationship with them and sharing the highs and lows of their days. Caregivers can laugh with their clients and be an empathetic ear. We make sure our clients are getting out of the house and attending events and activities that interest them.

Hiring a caregiver to help out, even for a couple of hours each week, brings conversation and spark along with the physical help. Caregivers are a good antidote for depression.