Mar 20th, 2020
Providing full- or part-time care for a loved one managing mental health challenges like depression, anxiety or the behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be overwhelming. Providing care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic can dramatically increase feelings of overwhelm and stress.
Caregiving often involves long hours managing medications, providing physical support, navigating complex health conditions and juggling other family and career obligations. Add to that the stress of ensuring those with mental health challenges remember to wash their hands, stay healthy and remain socially connected despite calls for social distancing, it can be easy for caregivers to experience burnout and forget to take care of themselves, too.
If you are caring for a patient, resident or loved one during the coronavirus outbreak, consider these tips to support your own mental health:
Finally, keep in mind that you’re trying your best and your loved one is grateful, even if they can’t express it. Should behavioral symptoms become unmanageable, seek assistance from an experienced geriatric mental health treatment provider like Oceans Behavioral Hospital.
Oceans is passionate about helping older adults and seniors experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral side effects of early-stage Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and other mental health issues. Utilizing proven, innovative and progressive therapies, Oceans’ qualified professionals strive to promote long-term wellness through a range of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric counseling and treatment options.
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