PTSD & In Home Care for Seniors in Green Bay, WI 

Becoming older is supposed to mean sitting back and enjoying free time and it’s activities. Sadly, mental illness can arise in many seniors as a result of declining mental faculties. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is one of these mental illnesses, often popping up when seniors start experiencing drastic life changes brought upon by simply getting older. Diminishing wellness, drop-off in mental functioning, the passing of family and friends, dwindling emotional support from loved ones, curtailed income and shifted social or economic role are just some of these changes. Comfort Keepers provides in home care for seniors that will assist your loved one through post-traumatic stress disorder and help them keep living happily and healthy in their own home.

The occurrence generally connected with PTSD is war, but it can also be caused by traumatic events such as abusive behavior or accidents. A traumatic event might cause your loved one to be afraid, even if the event happened a while ago.

Manifestations of PTSD & In Home Care for Seniors

  • Remembrance of the event

  • Restlessness or bad dreams

  • Isolation and heartache

  • Losing control of temper

  • Feelings of nervousness, blame or grief

If your loved one appears to show any of these signs that he or she should consider being treated for PTSD. Treatment options vary from simple therapy to prescription of anti-depressants or similar medication. In home care for seniors can help your loved one manage their stress and treatment to keep living independently.

If you feel that dealing with your loved one’s PTSD is too much of a burden to handle alone, let Comfort Keepers in Green Bay, WI help you out. We can match you with one of our many homecare professionals and provide around the clock assistance so that your loved one may have all his or her needs met while living a fulfilled and free life.

For additional information on our homecare professionals and how they are equipped to handle PTSD—or your loved one’s general well-being, give us a call at (920) 204-6068.

 

References

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml#part_145373

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treatment/older/ptsd_symptoms_older_adults.asp

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