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One out of every five adults suffers from mental illness. Among older adults, mental illness and/or depression may not be as easily recognized or its signs may be confused with other medical conditions.
Griswold Home Care has assembled a number of resources designed to help you identify mental health symptoms and problems in older adults. Here you will find a number of free resources including webinars, infographics, and informational articles covering a wide variety of mental health issues in older adults, including depression, substance abuse, and the ways in which older persons stigmatize mental illness and refuse to talk about it. We hope these resources help open the doors to greater awareness of this medical problem that affects so many older adults and their loved ones and encourages them to seek proper diagnosis and treatment.
Griswold offers facts, statistics, and resources for recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression, as well as a list of innovative solutions and treatment options. Read this informative article to discover more about geriatric psychology and the role it can play in helping ease depression in older adults, as well as receive tips and a mental health and aging toolkit from Griswold.
This helpful infographic presents at-a-glance statistics and tips for diagnosing and treating depression in the elderly, as well as an overview of the ways in which depression can affect older adults.
Listen to or read a transcript of Griswold’s free mental health and aging webinar, featuring information and tips from field experts on the topic. The webinar covers information on mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and severe cognitive impairment as a result of dementia or head trauma. Gain actionable insights on how to use tools to diagnose these illnesses and encourage loved ones to seek treatment for their disorders.
Alcohol and drug use is just as common among older individuals as it is their younger counterparts, despite the belief that substance abuse “stops” at a certain age. Learn more about the behaviors associated with older adults misusing alcohol, drugs, and prescription drugs, as well as their impact on existing medical conditions.
Older adults view mental illness in a different way than their children may see it. While depression is the most prevalent mental illness among older people, elderly individuals from “The Silent Generation” are less likely to talk about their problems due to a stigma attached to them while growing up and living through The Great Depression and WWII eras. Learn how to identify depression and mental health symptoms, as well as how to get loved ones to seek help.
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.Learn More
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.Learn More
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.
Peace of mind, sense of security, understanding that this is the right way to do things. Knowing that someone is here, like the caregivers referred by Griswold, have given my life back...
Right now, the people that Griswold has referred to my dad, I have no qualms whatsoever. If I have to leave for a day or I can’t see him for a day, or whatever, I never worry...
And it really worked out fine. I’ve liked her from day one. And we’ve gotten along very well...
What we liked about Griswold was the flexibility that they provide. They're very respectful of our conditions. The caregivers they refer help where we need them...
I was thinking, "I don’t know whether I'm going to like somebody else in the house," and just the things she told me about Gertrude. She said, "Oh, I have just the lady for you...
My son, probably the easy way out for him would be to put me in a nursing home or something. Then he'd know that I’d be . . . Get the care that I need but I’d lose my independence and I’d lose a place that I worked hard for all my life...