Noticing Depression in Your Loved One
Comfort Keepers offers at home elder care assistance and can help identify symptoms of depression
With aging comes many challenges, such as dealing with the deaths of loved ones and a depreciating body. This may lead to further issues, one of which is depression.
In order to better identify whether or not your loved one indeed is suffering from depression, you should look for several key indicators. Identifying depression quickly will ensure that your loved one doesn’t have to go through it alone. Our at-home senior care assistance will not only help you identify the symptoms but help your loved one
At Home Elder Care Assistance & Indicators of Depression
- Heightened discomfort or pain
- Disinterest in social interactions
- Considerable weight loss
- Despondency or despair
- Apathy or laziness
- Inconsistent sleep patterns
- Contemplation of suicide
- Increased drug or alcohol usage
- No appetite or missed meals
- Refusing to take medication
- Lack of proper hygiene
It could be possible that your loved one is simply experiencing symptoms of another illness or side effects from medication, but better to make sure than not. Professional help should be sought out if your loved one shows several of these indicators or behaving in a way that worries you.
We know that you have your own life to live and sometimes have your hands full. That’s why you should let Comfort Keepers in Racine, WI lend a helping hand. Our at-home senior care providers will go above and beyond the call of duty to be there for your loved one when depression creeps up. Not only will they provide support for depression, but our Comfort Keepers® will also assist with daily life so that your senior loved one can live comfortably within the home they know and love.
For additional information about the at-home senior care assistance services that we provide pick up the phone and dial, (262) 299-0320 or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.