San Diego Home Care Agency Provides Emotional Health Advice for Seniors. Offers Free Online Needs Assessment to Help Families Understand Senior Care Options.
Firstat Nursing Services, a San Diego Homecare and Senior Caregiver Agency supports Emotional Health Month by publishing smart tips for seniors.
Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says that the biggest contributors to depression in the elderly are separation from loved ones, loss of independence and institutionalization. Having home health care services visit regularly can help people live long, happy and well-adjusted lives in their golden years.
Here are three ways in home care can encourage emotional health in seniors.
A Great Addition to Family Provided Care – Whether family members live at home with their elderly loved ones, or across the country, a home health care provider will help ease the burden of constant care from the family caregiver, making sure seniors have full-time care when family can’t be present. This increases the elderly person’s mental and emotional state by allowing them to live in the homes they love, surrounded by memories.
The home care nurse will ensure that the living situation is safe for their elderly patient, and also see to it that all basic nutrition and hygiene are taken care of daily. Health care services can be arranged on many different schedules. They can come in on a daily basis, every few days, weekly or even live in-house 24-hours per day.
Encouragement to Spend Time Outdoors – Home care givers can help seniors get out and enjoy good weather in a safe and healthy fashion. If the senior is able, a health care provider can make it possible for them to get to local social events with others their own age. These are the things that keep elderly minds active and happy. Things that most senior citizens can no longer do on their own, a health care provider will help them accomplish without making them feel like they are losing their independence.
A Compassionate Friend – When seniors are faced with the loss of friends or loved ones, a health care provider can help them adjust and move forward. Home health caregivers can recognize the signs of depression, withdrawal from social interests, sleep changes and other signs of mental health issues. When a problem starts, they will catch it early, and consult with the senior’s family and medical professionals to help them overcome issues so they can continue to live happy lives.
People wanting to learn more about Firstat Nursing Services are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com/ to pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.
About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.
To learn more, pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider, just call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com.
Firstat Nursing Services
411 Camino del Rio South, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Name: Linnea Goodrich
Organization: Firstat Nursing Services
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