Beyond Blue reported approximately 35% of residents in aged care experience mental health conditions, particularly depression.
Mental Health and Caring for the Elderly
Our resident Occupational Therapist, Brittany Raux, has authored a whitepaper on mental health for aged care facilities.
Raux breaks down different mental health conditions, important factors to consider, strategies and interventions, and considerations for aged care employees when caring for residents.
Raux illustrates the impact mental health conditions can have on the quality of life of residents. She uses academic sources, industry bodies, relevant authorities and a collection of insights from her own experiences. Raux highlights the increased likelihood of anxiety and depression and how we, as aged care professionals, can work to reduce this.
In this eBook you will find dementia-specific information for aged care facilities, insight into depression after a stroke in elderly sufferers, and options for treating anxiety in residents diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Whether you’re a professional carer, an adult child of someone suffering from a mental health condition, or an aged care professional, this introductory guide provides practical and easy-care solutions.
The Aged Care Environment
The National Mental Health Commission has recommended to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to hold a public hearing focused on the way aged care facilities manage mental health services.
Ensuring your colleagues are equipped to manage and remedy anxiety, depression and mental health conditions in an aged care environment is necessary to improve the quality of life and overall wellbeing of residents.
This handy guide offers a 101 resource for managing mental health conditions within aged care facilities.
Speak with us
For more information about our allied health services and how we can support you in delivering comprehensive and quality care call 1300 184 847 to speak to a representative today.