Being aware of Depression and Suicide during the holiday season

During the upcoming holiday time, we not only experience the joy of the season with our residents, but unfortunately it is also a time many of our residents experience depression and may even verbalize a desire to end their life. Suicide among elderly adults is a growing and serious concern. The highest rate of suicide […]

The Signs of Depression

Depression is estimated to affect 6 million American age 65 and older, but only 10% receive treatment for this serious condition (WedMD LINK: Depression and the Elderly).  You and your staff can be an important part of treating depression by identifying residents who may be displaying signs of the disease.  This can be challenging, however, […]