In-Home Care for Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety can impact many aspects of daily life. Fortunately, there is treatment available for those who seek help. Learn more about depression, anxiety and how in home care services can help patients
What are the signs of depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that affects how you feel, act and think. Some signs of depression include:
- Feelings of sadness or despair
- Loss of interest in hobbies or socializing
- Lack of motivation and energy
- Increased use of alcohol or drugs
- Feeling hopeless
- Aggravated or unexplained pain
What are the signs of anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal feeling from time to time. Anxiety disorders, however, are characterized by excessive feelings of worry or fear that interfere with the individual’s daily life. Signs of an anxiety disorder may include:
- Sense of impending panic or doom
- Nervousness or restlessness
- Increased heart rate
- Trouble concentrating on normal activities
- Feeling tired, weak or drained
Can individuals receive home care for depression and/or anxiety?
How does Elara Caring address patients’ depression and anxiety?
We know each patient has unique needs, and their mental health home care plan is tailored to help them meet their health goals. Elara Caring has specially trained in-home care nurses and social workers to assess and support patients throughout this journey with services like medication education and management, connection to community resources, assistance navigating the health care system, evidence-based tools and diagnosis-specific specialty programs.
Elara Caring’s Mindful CARE program recognizes that a new diagnosis, life change or health change can feel overwhelming. This program helps patients improve and maintain overall mental health and well-being, improves early detection of new or exacerbating symptoms of anxiety and/or depression and facilitates effective follow-up interventions for caregivers who show significant signs and symptoms.
EMBRACE is a mindfulness program for older adults that guides them through the emotional journey of aging. Mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions have shown to have beneficial effects for older adults with depression or chronic pain, improving quality of life and physical health.
How can I contact Elara Caring for more information on services?
Please call your local Elara Caring branch to learn about in home care services available in your area.
If you’re a provider, you can securely refer a patient online.