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Beat elderly depression with boundless care!

By: Joan Carmen Aranda aka (nursesheart)

elderly woman and caregiver smilingBoundless care – does it really occur in the society we live in, more so, in other parts of the globe? Caring is an act of compassion showing concern for others’ feelings and should not be considered just work. Every person has the capacity to feel an emotion. An emotion of happiness puts a smile on one’s face is a big deal in one day. Any person can provide care because that person was able to receive it, but, time and energy can be exhausted.

This is what makes Boundless Care, Inc. the hero of every family’s daily lives! It is a private company composed of various healthcare providers working hand in hand. They do not only provide care. But the care they provide goes beyond your loved ones’ healthcare needs. They are concerned with how you feel care should be given. They are talking about the level of satisfaction.

They go into every household to render services through personalized care. They go through assessments and evaluations if the interventions and services become effective in creating a caring and nurturing environment for loved ones in their home. They encourage collaboration and partnership with the family. The company sees to meet every objective towards making your loved ones feel truly cared for. It wants to provide security, promote health, prevent aggravating factors to illness, and increase client’s emotional quotient.

Recently, studies show that there is a need to help senior residents cope with holiday season depression. It is defined by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that depression is experienced by some persons all over the world, which happens to be a treatable medical condition and not a normal part of aging.

According to the CDC, 80% of older adults with chronic ailments are at greater risk of experiencing depression. Often misdiagnosed as a mere residual effect of their physical ailments, depression seldom gets treated as a separate condition for which there is relief.

  • Older adults’ signs of depression are:
  • Feelings of hopelessness and “emptiness”
  • Feelings of helplessness or worthlessness
  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities or pastimes once pleasurable
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
  • Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps
  • Digestive problems that do not get better, even with treatment

The recent update has also stated that, this holiday season surfacing memories be it happy times of distant past can cause feelings of loneliness, emptiness, hopelessness, or boredom to older adults and these feelings may be contributed with memories and validated with the lack of visitors and an absence of meaningful activities. For depressed senior residents, aside from pharmaceutical management, there is psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. Yet, prevention is still better than cure.

It serves an important cause to ensure family members or Boundless Care Inc. care providers for example to assist senior residents experiencing depression or otherwise to proactively create and sustain a warm and caring home environment, such as engaging them in exciting activities and inviting conversations suited to their very needs. This is the time to set the vibe this holiday season. It is important for the healthcare staffs to be mindful of the activities they engage the older adults with. Since everyone has their own limitations and preferences, be tactful. It is also important to have daily conversations and being there for them. One factor that having Boundless Care Inc. care providers into your homes is because they give major importance to individualized or personalized care to your loved ones.

Reference:
http://ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/ASCWinter2016-17.pdf

(this is for the upcoming thanksgiving or Christmas season blog)

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