For some seniors, the “golden years” may not be so golden. As we age, we face a number of challenging situations that can be stressful, sad, or frightening. Everything from retirement decisions to health problems to losing loved ones can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. Depression may also be caused by a chemical imbalance. Whatever the underlying reason for depression is, rest assured; there is a reason. Depression is not just an ordinary part of growing older that seniors should simply accept. There are many effective treatments and therapies, as well as numerous ways homecare systems and homecare software can help monitor and manage senior depression.
Homecare Software Makes Medication Management Easy
One of the most important aspects of successfully managing depression is taking prescribed medications as scheduled. If you have a family member who suffers from depression, make sure you disclose all medication dosing instructions to his caregiver and care agency. Agencies that use homecare systems like ClearCare Online are in a much better position to monitor proper medication administration. Your loved one’s caregiver will always know exactly when (and how much) medication should be taken and able to provide adequate medication reminders.
Homecare Systems Track Behavioral Changes
Mental health experts agree that keeping track of moods and behavioral habits is the most effective way to monitor senior depression. If circumstances prevent you from being with your older loved one as much as you’d like, hiring a reliable caregiver who is familiar with a homecare software such as ClearCare Online is the next best thing. A qualified caregiver will be alert to any behavioral changes that could indicate worsening depression. She will make note of such changes, which will be immediately visible to the agency and your family, thanks to the real-time transparency of ClearCare Online’s homecare software when used by a reputable home care agency.
Homecare Software Keeps Seniors Active
Unlike other homecare systems on the market, ClearCare Online is designed with you and your loved ones in mind. Our goal (like yours) is to keep seniors safe and healthy as they live comfortably at home. Caregivers from many agencies are taught to help treat the symptoms of depression, as well as the illness itself. This means taking special care to keep seniors active and engaged – whether through exercise, board games or other enjoyable activities. Thanks to pre-set daily reminders that can be used within ClearCare Online, caregivers always know when it’s time to go for a walk or pull out the board games. As an added bonus, you will always know when such activities have been completed via the Family Room, which increases your engagement with the homecare provider.
Homecare systems, like ClearCare Online, used by a reputable home care provider can help provide the best possible care at home for seniors living with depression.