People often have this misconception that if seniors tend to feel lonely and isolate themselves from the crowd, it is just a normal part of their aging process. We need to know that this is one of the common symptoms of depression among older adults. Depression affects older people more than younger people. What’s worse is that depression among seniors often goes along with other medical illnesses and disabilities and lasts longer. With this, it is important to provide your senior loved ones compassionate caregiver care to make them feel that they are not alone.
As your elderly loved one’s family member, we are ought to help them have healthy mental health. Here are some ways on how to help your loved one with depression:
- Promote a sense of purpose
- Make sure they eat healthy meals
- Entrust them with a chore to maintain their independence
- Keep them physically active and encourage social interaction
- Express your love to them and seek help from the professionals
Here at Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC, we are dedicated to providing quality home health care in Colorado that consistently meets the standard of excellence. From skilled nursing services to private duty nursing, you can trust us to provide skilled and high-quality for your loved ones that are essential for enhancing their quality of life.