Elderly individuals have more life experience than any of us younger folks. They’ve likely experienced great success, loss, happiness, and sadness. Social isolation, living alone, losing someone close, and declining health are common causes of depression. It’s a medical illness that dampens your loved one’s quality of life, facilitates the negative effects of other illnesses, and must be treated after a doctor’s examination. Thankfully, treatment for Elderly depression is highly effective – with a combination of medication and therapy that works best.
After receiving professional help, your loved one may benefit from having a companion to motivate them in staying healthy and productive. At A-1 Home Care we understand that it may be difficult for you or other family members to provide such a level of care because of other obligations. We provide compassionate and qualified caregivers, nurse aides, and companions for Companion Services on a 24-hour live-in basis or hourly part-time basis. Our caregivers can help your loved one get through each day, participating in activities of their choice or suggesting activities, encouraging conversation, and providing personal care if they need it. We specialize in Elder Care services such as Arthritis Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson’s Care, Diabetic Care, and Cancer Care.