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Skilled Home Health Care for Anxiety and Depression

About Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is the persistent feeling of worry, dread or tension, and it can cause physical symptoms like a racing heart. Depression is a feeling of deep sadness or anger that can interfere with an individual’s day-to-day life. Feelings of anxiety and depression can often coexist.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression may include:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Avoiding social situations
  • Racing heart, shallow breathing
  • Having low or no energy
  • Trembling, nausea or sweating
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Feeling unusually confused or forgetful
  • Having unexplained aches or pains
  • Feeling angry, worried or scared
  • Loss of pleasure in activities
  • Yelling or fighting with family or friends
  • Excessive fears/ worries or extreme feelings of guilt

How do I know if I’m ready for home care?

Our team of experts assess each patient for home care eligibility. Some signs that you may be ready for home care for depression and anxiety are:

  • Leaving home is taxing and/or requires assistance
  • Hospitalization or ER visit in last 6 months
  • Having difficulty managing medical conditions like diabetes, incontinence, CHF or COPD.
  • New diagnosis (or other diagnosis)
  • Onset or increase in signs and symptoms
  • Confusion about medications
  • New or recent medication changes
  • Falling in the past 6 months
  • Decline in ability to perform ADLs/IADLs
  • Concern from patient and/or family about recent health changes
Learn more

Each patient’s plan of care is tailored to meet their unique care needs and health goals. Most commonly, home care helps patients:

  • Remain independent at home and improve quality of life
  • Build resilience and learn how to better cope with stress
  • Adapt to life’s challenges
  • Reduce potential ER visits and hospitalizations
  • Decrease the risk of falling
  • Develop and support a physical and mental wellness plan
  • Conserve energy
  • Receive treatment at the first signs of decline so small changes don’t become a physical or mental health emergency

Home care services for patients with anxiety and depression.

Elara Caring offers many skilled services, including a diagnosis-specific anxiety/depression program, Mindful Care, to support patients as they manage their symptoms at home.

Home care nursing, for example, offers education to patients on the disease process and their medications. Nurses can assist with diet recommendations and provide effective symptom management tools and treatments.

Social workers can provide coping strategies for patients with a new or existing diagnosis and the lifestyle changes that may come with it. They also connect patients with community resources and other supportive services.

Get in touch with Elara Caring

Contact your local Elara Caring branch for more information or ask your physician if skilled home health with Elara Caring may be right for you.

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