It’s common for Elderly individuals to keep their depression bottled up inside. They feel that if they seek help for their depression, they’ll be sent off to a mental health institution or nursing home, losing their independence. It’s a serious public health concern, as reported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression can be deadly too, as the 65+ U.S. population only makes up 13% of the nation, but account for 20% of all suicide deaths, according to the National Institutes of Health.
It’s important to get your loved one to the doctor for a thorough physical exam if you haven’t already. Treatment for depression is very effective – whether your loved one is prescribed antidepressants or talk therapy sessions. Another option, especially if your loved one lives alone, is to hire a companion who can provide your loved one with companionship and participate in activities that will help keep them physically and mentally healthy. A-1 Home Care provides compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Companion Services on a 24-hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis. Whether it is reminiscing through old photo albums, talking about current events, or tending to a garden, our companions can help.
A-1 Home Care is a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured non-medical homecare agency that has been in business since 1991 with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and Shield Accreditation. We specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Cancer Care, and Diabetic Care in the Orange County and Los Angeles areas.
To hire a compatible caregiver in your area, CALL us at 562-929-8400, or 949-650-3800.
For more information, visit us at www.a-1homecare.com.