To Serve Solve Secure & Satisfy are the Reasons we are Different
For more information, call us: 281-745-7111

How Can We Tell We Are Depressed?

How Can We Tell We Are Depressed

If you happen to know senior citizens in your neighborhood, ask them if they feel happy or sad. Their answers would probably surprise you.

Surveys have discovered that a majority of the elderly at the age of 65 and above feel lonely most of the time, especially those who do not hire Home Care Services in Katy Texas. Despite being aware that they feel lonely, only some of them acknowledge that they are depressed.

Hence, knowing the simple signs of depression could help us a lot.

Are you feeling hopeless and helpless?

When you feel like there’s nothing right going on with your life, it might be a sign of depression. If you think that you have already fallen into a deep pit and that you have nowhere else to go or no chance to be better, you might already be needing help from an expert.

Don’t you feel like doing anything?

People who have lost interest in engaging in different activities and hobbies have greater tendency of being depressed. Losing the enthusiasm to do your hobbies, to play sports, or to go out with friends or families mean that you are too stressed out already.

Can’t you sleep well at night?

Insomnia is among the common early signs of depression. An elderly who could not sleep soundly at night or one who wakes up in the middle of sleep during the wee hours of night can be an indicator of depression. If diagnosed with depression, one must get Home Care in Katy Texas so he will never be alone during those waking hours anymore.

Have you lost your appetite?

Weight loss or weight gain is another factor that you need to monitor if you are suspecting that you are depressed. You might be suffering from depression if you have a change in your appetite, eating patterns, and weight within a month.

Can you feel unexplained aches and pains?

Some senior citizens believe that feeling pains in their bodies is just a normal phenomenon because of the aging process. However, if you have not been diagnosed with any disease or illness before and you begin to feel headaches, back pains, aching muscles, and stomach pain, coupled with a feeling of restlessness, it might be best to visit a doctor and get examined for depression.

Have you answered “Yes” in any of the questions above? If you have answered in the affirmative with at least three of the above questions, care providers of Advance Help Home Care highly encourage you to visit your geriatrician and confirm whether you have depression or not.

This entry was posted in Depression and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Services We Provide

Advance Help Home Care Bathing


Your caregiver will assist you with bathing and ensuring your safety during baths.

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Dressing


Assistance with Clothing selection and putting on clothes and shoes...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Meal Preparation

Meal Preparation

Helping you prepare healthy and delicious meals at home...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Feeding and Eating


Providing assistance during meals and maintaining regular eating habits...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Grooming and Oral Care

Grooming/Oral Care

Observing regular routines for brushing teeth...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Routine Hair Care

Overnight Stay

Providing overnight stay

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Assistance with Self- Administered Medications

Assistance with Self- Administered Medications

Helping the client comply with their medication therapy...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Toileting


Assistance with toileting, changing diapers and incontinent care...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Transfer/Ambulation


Helping the client move around the house...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Exercise Walking with Client

Exercise/Walking with Client

Accompanying the client when going for walks and exercise...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Light Housekeeping

Light Housekeeping

Assisting the client with light household chores...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Laundry


Ensuring that the client has clean clothes to wear everyday...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping

Keeping the client’s pantry stocked with enough food supplies...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Companionship


Keeping the client company while family members are away during the day...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Barber/Beauty Salon Visit

Barber/Beauty Salon Visit

Accompanying the client when visiting the salon or getting a hair cut...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Errands


Running errands for the client like pick-up dry cleaning or sending out the mail...

Learn More »
Advance Help Home Care Doctor's visit

Doctor's Visit

Assisting the client when going to the doctor and arranging for transportation...

Learn More »