November 5th, 2012
When senior family members or loved ones are suffering from and being treated for depression, the assistance of a kind and caring person can be invaluable. Home Care Aides can provide the assistance that is needed. The companionship provided by the aides can help ease feelings of loneliness and isolation that seniors may experience when left alone in their homes for extended periods of time. The aides can help choose activities, and they can provide transportation as well as accompany the seniors to social events and outings. Simply preparing meals or desserts can make them feel cared for and special. Sitting and chatting with seniors, reading them their mail, and looking at family photos with them can also help alleviate potentially depressive feelings.
P.S. Home Care Aides can provide a strong support system for seniors who are experiencing depression.