Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors

Posted May 2, 2017
Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors
When seeking assisted living facilities for seniors in the Naperville area, available mental health services should be considered. Senior Living Experts can help you choose the right facility. Choosing The Right Facility Assisted living facilities in Naperville and surrounding areas offer varying levels of care for different physical health needs of their elderly residents. Some, however, also specialize in providing certain types of mental health needs and may be a better fit for family members seeking a safe, welcoming community for their loved one. Finding the right fit is critical for the peace of mind for residents and also for ...
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Screening for Depression in Seniors

Posted October 11, 2016
Screening for Depression in Seniors
Thursday, October 16, 2016 is the official day set aside for screening for depression. Our article on geriatric depression discusses the very real problem of seniors who face depression. Screening for Depression Screening for depression is extremely important. In today’s society you are no longer stigmatized by depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Online Screening – The DBSA offers private, free online screening that can help you determine if you need to further address problems such as depression. Take their online test without any worries to help you determine if you should seek further help. Mindful Meditation – The ...
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Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)

Posted October 4, 2016
Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)
We are focusing on depression in seniors as this week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Let’s begin with making sure we understand geriatric depression, as defined by HealthLine. How Assisted Living Helps Reduce Depression in Seniors? Living with Others – senior living facilities allow for more socialization with people who are similar in age and abilities. Regularly visiting “friends” and caregivers in the facility gives seniors a feeling of community and belonging. Activities – Scheduled activities help keep residents busy and active. Many activities include day trips to local events, eateries, celebrations and more. Caregivers – Having personal caregivers ...
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