In-Home Mental Health Care, Caregiver Services, Mental Health In-Home Home Care
If you or your loved one is managing mental health issues and need in-home care, then FCP Live-In can give you the care that you need. We are a leading provider of customized in-home Mental Health Care services for seniors. Our trained caregivers have a 24-hour professional support system that ensures the well-being and security of our clients and caregivers.
Our full-service agency provides services that include:
Personal Care Services
- Assist with bathing, dressing, grooming
- Assist with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
- Toileting, incontinence Care
- Medication reminders
Light Housekeeping Services
- Preparing meals
- Cleaning kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms
- Changing and making beds
- Sweeping and vacuuming floors
- Running errands
- Providing transportation
- Accompanying client to doctor appointments
- Engage client in meaningful conversation
- Encouraging exercise routines, as directed by a health care provider
- Assist clients in attending meaningful social/recreational activities
At FCP Live-In, our committed caregivers are carefully screened and provide quality, one-on-one affordable care in the comfort and security of our clients’ homes. We help our clients live independently in their homes instead of moving to an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
To learn more about how our personalized Mental Health Care plan can help your loved one, call us today at 1(866) 559-9492.
Mental Health Linked to Our Overall Wellness
Mental health involves our emotional, social and psychological wellness. Our mental health can be affected by any negative impact—whether biological or environmental—to our well-being. If left untreated, our mental condition and our physical condition can worsen over time.
People of all ages have mental health concerns, but older adults have more complex issues. For instance, studies show that doctors have difficulties determining whether an older adult has a mental illness or a progressive neurodegenerative condition, such as dementia since both have similar symptoms.
Some of the signs and symptoms that people of all ages share that warn of a potential mental condition include:
- Mental Health
- Bipolar disorder
- Difficulty sleeping
- Excessive smoking, drug or alcohol use
- Excessive fear
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Purposely avoiding friends and family
- Mood swings
- Suicidal thoughts
- Weight gain or loss
Mental health conditions can also affect a person’s energy level and the ability to perform routine tasks, such as running errands, taking care of household chores, and daily grooming. Seniors with mental health concerns are especially at risk for a diminished quality of life.
FCP Live-In’s caregivers can help seniors maintain their quality of life by assisting them with daily household tasks, personal care and other services.
Seniors Are Not Always Treated for Mental Health Conditions
Although treatment is available for mental health conditions, studies show that seniors are less likely than younger adults to receive treatment.
A survey published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry focused on people 65 years and over who met diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. The survey found that the seniors were less likely than young or middle-aged adults to:
- Recognize a need for mental health care
- Receive referrals from primary care to mental health care
- Receive mental health care or counseling
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that a lack of recognition and treatment of mental health conditions among seniors can have an effect on their physical health. For example, older adults with heart disease may have higher rates of depression than older adults who do not have a physical illness. This is because untreated depression can have a negative impact on heart disease, according to WHO.
Mental Health a Factor in Depression and Suicide Among Older Adults
An estimated 20 percent of adults 55 years and over have some type of mental health concern, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says in “The State of Mental Health and Aging in America” report. Of all of the mental health issues older adults struggle with, depression is the most prevalent, according to the CDC report.
A study published in 2012 in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry supports the CDC’s claim. The study involved a sample of 378 older adults. The average age was 77 years old. Twenty-seven percent met the criteria for having a major depressive episode. Of that number 61 percent were being treated with medication and 25 percent were under the care of a mental health provider.
Some of the reasons the survey cited for the depression included:
- Several medical conditions
- Stressful life events that were severe
- Low social support
- Lack of religious belief
Mental health issues also play a role in cases of suicide. Men 85 years or older have the highest suicide rate of any age group: 45.23 per 100,000, compared to an overall rate of 11.01 per 100,000 for all ages, according to the CDC report.
In-Home Care an Option for Older Adults with Mental Health Issues
If your loved one has mental health concerns, it is more than likely that he or she might have difficulties remembering to pay bills, prepare nutritious meals, and keep doctor appointments.
Caring for your loved one also places you under stress; so much so, that you may consider placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. But, removing your loved one out of a familiar environment may have a further impact on your loved one’s mental health, especially if your loved one suffers as depression or another mood disorder.
An article published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal stated that prevalence of depression among nursing home resident is 3 to 5 times higher than seniors who are not living in a nursing home. According to the article, the loss of an older adult’s independence, family, friends, leisure activities and being in a “gloomy institutionalized environment” added to the depression.
With in-home care services provided by FCP Live-In, your loved one will not have to deal with these types of losses. Our highly trained caregivers can provide services that will help your loved one enjoy stability in the comforts of home.
About FCP Live-In And Our Mental Health Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Mental Health Care services since 1997. Our live-in Mental Health Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Mental Health 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 Mental Health Care services, contact FCP Live-In today at 1(866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.Follow Us or Share this page: