Depression is the most common mental health condition prevalent in the elderly, and it is treatable. Our staff have been trained through the Clear Path Project to care for seniors with depression and other mental health diagnosis.
Depression in this age group often goes untreated because many people think it is a normal part of aging—a natural reaction to chronic illness, loss and social transition. While it’s true that older people do face many challenges and losses, often the symptoms of clinical depression go unrecognized by family and friends. The Clear Path Project has set out to change that by training nurses to provide skilled nursing care to those with behavioral health needs.
“Twenty Home Care Agencies across New Hampshire have committed to building capacity, improving access to behavioral health services in their communities, and improve overall health quality for our seniors through this collaborative program. With proper physician diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders, we can help get home bound seniors back on the path to health and wholeness.” – Home Care NH