Mental Health among Seniors Continues to Worsen. Home Helpers Home Care® New Campaign to Help Raise Awareness.
In 2022, even as the pandemic declined, 22% of Seniors reported Increased feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Martinsburg, WV – Home Helpers Home Care® of Martinsburg/Winchester/Hagerstown/Frederick, launched a new C.A.R.E. Campaign to help raise awareness surrounding older adult mental health. C.A.R.E. articulates the key signs that an older adult may suffer loneliness or depression due to isolation. You can use the letters to ask if it might be time for a helping hand.
C.A.R.E. Stands for:
CUES – Are there noticeable changes to appearance, hygiene, or housekeeping?
ASSISTANCE – Is there a need for support for mobility or daily activities of living?
RESPONSIVENESS – Are changes in cognitive functioning happening? Repeating themselves, forgetting, or frustrated when communicating?
ENGAGEMENT – Are their social interactions limited? How much time are they alone?
“Estimates from The National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging show that unless we act, the prevalence of mental health disorders among older adults remains unchanged. By 2030 the number of older adults with mental health or substance abuse problems could reach 14 million people,” shared Lisa Fausey, Owner of Home Helpers Home Care of WV, MD & VA. “We hope that by shedding light on the four most significant aspects of seniors remaining happy, healthy, and independent are reviewed by loved ones several times per year to ensure they have all the support they need.”
“I started this business to help ensure in-home care could be an affordable and sustainable support for seniors as they age wherever they call home,” continued Lisa. “In fact, a study conducted by the Pan Foundation found that three of four seniors said talking regularly to a friend or companion would help them feel more socially connected. Our Caregivers, not only provide assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation, errands, and hygiene care, they also forge long-term relationships with their clients, becoming an extension of the family when they cannot be there.”
Home Helpers Home Care’s Care Plan is fully customizable, can help overcome feelings of isolation, and provides support for daily living activities. From wellness calls to in-person, in-home care, Home Helpers has worked to create flexible solutions for seniors based on their unique needs and situations.
“It was evident in the pandemic the impact that Home Care had on seniors' health. However, there is much still to be done. Connectedness, social interaction, and care are essential to helping seniors live independently, which is one of the most economical living situations for the whole family.”
Home Helpers Home Care offers the industry’s leading model for comprehensive care with its unique care program which provides the four necessary components to living independently. This includes Personal Care and Companionship, Nutrition and Well-Being, Safety and 24-Hour Monitoring, and Wellness Calls. Families are looking for dependable, in-home care by fully trained compassionate Caregivers that are background checked, and insured, can call a local Home Helpers Home Care office for a free in-home consultation.
To learn more about Home Helpers Home Care’s commitment to excellence, please call 304-433-8000 or visit www.HomeHelpersHomecare/Martinsburg.
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Since 1997, Home Helpers® Home Care has provided exceptional in-home care to seniors and others. With independently owned and operated offices in more than 1,000 communities across the United States, we are committed to supporting the dignity and independence of the families we serve. Learn more at HomeHelpersHomeCare.com. For franchising information, visit HomeHelpersFranchise.com.
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