ASSISTED LIVING FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
This article provided by AssitedLiving.com provides a detailed look at when an assisted lving facility may be the right choice for a loved one along with a printable checklist to help you again important information when choosing a facility.
Assisted living provides a number of physical, emotional and mental health benefits for many seniors, but that’s especially true for those who are struggling with mental health disorders. These communities are best suited for those who are no longer willing or able to maintain their own home, but who don’t need a nursing home level of care.
Individuals may want to consider joining an assisted living community when it becomes too overwhelming and physically risky to perform the tasks that come with living independently, such as cooking, cleaning and managing their living expenses.
To learn more or download their free checklist on choosing an assisted living facility, select read more below.
A Guide to Alzheimer’s Caregiving
This article, provided by Caring.com and reviewed by Molli Grossman, PhD, provides an in-depth look at cargiving for a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia, is becoming increasingly prevalent across the United States. The most recent data shows that about one in nine people aged 65 and over are living with this disease, and by 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to double.
Those with Alzheimer’s who live in the community are far more likely than older adults without memory-related disorders to rely on unpaid caregivers. In fact, 92% of seniors with Alzheimer’s receive help from family members and other unpaid caregivers.”
To learn more about Alzheimer’s caregiving, click below the read the full article.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America provides resources about a wide range of mental health conditions. Mental Health America’s resources are based on their Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy, meaning that mental health conditions should be identified and treated before they reach “Stage 4” or a criticial point.
MHA provides resources and informationfocused on prevention, identification, and early intervention for a wide range of mental health concerns. To explore the available articles are other resources on their website, click below.