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In-Home Anxiety Care, Caregiver Services, Anxiety In-Home Home Care

Anxiety disorders affect people of all ages but are particularly debilitating for older adults. This is mostly because seniors are more likely to have a chronic illness that can complicate an anxiety disorder.

Yet, all hope is not lost. With medical treatment and supportive care, seniors can manage their anxiety disorder without diminishing their quality of life.

For over two decades, FCP Live-In has provided care to older adults so they can live independently in the security and comfort of their own homes.
As a leading in-home agency, we provide customized care through our team of highly trained caregivers.

We offer services that include:

Personal Care Services

  • Help with bathing, showering, grooming, dressing,
  • Help with toileting, incontinence care
  • Help with mobility
  • Medication reminders

Light Housekeeping Services

  • Light dusting, vacuuming, sweeping
  • Changing and making beds
  • Cleaning kitchen and bathrooms
  • Preparing nutritious meals
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Providing transportation

Companion Services

  • Accompany client to medical appointments
  • Accompany client to activities
  • Engaging client in meaningful conversation
  • Providing companionship to client

If you want your loved one to have the best affordable Anxiety Care services from a leading in-home care agency, contact FCP Live-In. Call us today at 1(866) 559-9492.

Different Anxiety Disorders and Consequences for Older Adults

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. An anxiety disorder can cause excessive fear, nervousness, and distress. The feelings and emotions anxiety brings can become so overwhelming that an individual may find it difficult to carry out everyday activities.

Anxiety disorders are caused by a number of factors that can include:

  • A family history of the condition
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Certain personality types

The U.S. Health and Human Services has identified five types of anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Chronic anxiety, excessive worry and tension for little or no apparent reason.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Having obsessive thoughts and compulsive and repetitive behaviors, such as washing hands and cleaning.
  • Panic disorder: Episodes of intense fear causing chest pains, shortness of breath, a racing heart, and other physical symptoms.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Develops after a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, physical assault, military combat.
  • Social Anxiety: An overwhelming sense of self-consciousness and fear during interactions with other people

Anxiety impacts people of all ages but especially older adults. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, seniors may not recognize anxiety symptoms or maybe too afraid to tell their doctors about their suspicions.

If not treated, anxiety disorders can cause cognitive impairment, disability, and decline in physical health in older adults. Seniors can benefit from medical treatment and assistance from professional caregivers to help prevent a decline in their overall health and well-being.

Link: https://www.hhs.gov/answers/mental-health-and-substance-abuse/what-are-the-five-major-types-of-anxiety-disorders/index.html

Link: https://www.aagponline.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Lead to a Constant State of Fear and Dread

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, people who suffer from anxiety live with a consistent feeling of apprehension, dread, restlessness and in anticipation that the worst will happen.

The overwhelming sense of doom can significantly affect a person’s body and emotions. So, it is not unusual for people with anxiety to experience:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Upset stomach
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

Depression and fear can accompany anxiety in older adults, according to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation. For instance, seniors have many fears that lead to anxiety, such as a fear of:

  • Falling
  • Aging
  • Not being able to afford living expenses
  • Being alone
  • Death

People with anxiety disorders need reassurance that things are not as bad as they appear and that help is available.

Without emotional support from friends or family members, adults of all ages may find it difficult to function normally and experience a decrease in their quality of life.

Link: https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-conditions/anxiety-disorders

Link: https://www.aagponline.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=anxiety

Millions of U.S. Adults Suffer from an Anxiety Disorder

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that more than 40 million people in the United States have an anxiety disorder. Although treatment is available, only 36 percent of adults receive treatment, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

Generally, a person who experiences anxiety also suffers from depression or another mental health condition or physical illness. In many cases, anxiety develops at a young age and continues into adulthood.

For instance, ADAA reports that social anxiety disorder, which affects 15 million adults, generally begins around the age of 13. A survey taken by the organization found that 36 percent of people experienced symptoms for 10 years or more before they sought help for the disorder.

When it comes to older adults, the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation has discovered that anxiety affects 10 percent to 20 percent of the senior population. The condition often goes undiagnosed in older adults who suffer from other chronic physical illnesses.

Link: https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-conditions/anxiety-disorders

Link: https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

In-Home Care Provides Stability for Older Adults with Anxiety Disorders

Older adults may want the assistance of skilled caregivers who understand the specific needs and problems of seniors with physical, emotional and mental challenges.

Caring for older adults with an anxiety disorder takes patience and time to help them with their many needs. Family members who care for their loved ones but have their own households to handle may become stressed out with the multitude of caregiving responsibilities.

While family members may believe that a nursing home or assisted living facility can provide better care, moving an older adult with an anxiety disorder into an unfamiliar environment to live with strangers can worsen the condition.

What’s more, there is no guarantee that the facility’s staff will have time, ability and resources to attend to the specific needs of residents, especially if the facility is understaffed.

Rather than further upset your loved one’s life and pay costly expenses for long-term care, consider in-home care as an option. Keeping your loved one at home and in familiar surroundings provides stability for your family and your loved one.

FCP Live-In provides the same skilled care that long-term residential care facilities provide. Beyond that, in-home care is affordable, and services are tailored to meet your loved one’s unique needs. To give family members a peace of mind, we have a 24-hour professional support system for our caregivers and clients.

About FCP Live-In And Our Anxiety Care Services

FCP Live-In has provided the ultimate solution for assisted Anxiety Care services since 1997. Our live-in Anxiety Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Anxiety Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.  

FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24-hour professional support system that starts with our direct care staff in the home and expands out to a multi-faceted corporate structure that is there for the client and the Live-in Caregiver at all times.

For more information about our Anxiety Care services contact FCP Live-In today at 1(866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.

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