Common Mental Health Issues in Aged Care Facilities
Depression Depression may result from a number of causes, especially when a person goes into care. It may feel like they have lost their sense of identity and ability to do things completely on their own. Josephine can help staff understand what the person they are caring for is going through and how to work better with them.
Behaviours of Concern When people enter care facilities they may become confused, disempowered and withdrawn or angry. It can be a traumatic experience for them, which may cause behaviours of concern and a change in personality. Josephine will help staff understand what the person in care is going through so they can work better with them and help to create a comforting, loving and supportive environment.
Elder Abuse Josephine will help staff understand what elder abuse is, the symptoms and what is often the cause. Josephine will work with staff to help them work better with those they care about. Josephine also will help staff and management consider prevention strategies by ensuring that the system of the workplace, the person in care and staff who care for them are supporting each other.
Dementia and Alzheimers Josephine will help staff improve how they work with people in their care who have dementia and alzheimers, so there is a better relationship between carer and the person they care for, the person in care is receiving the support they need and deserve and their identity is still intact.
Grief and Loss Often people who are in care feel grief and loss over the loved ones they have left behind when going into the care facility. The result may be a change in behaviour, sadness and any other emotions that result from grief and loss. The result may also be difficult for staff to understand and in turn work with the person in care. Josephine will help staff understand the stages of grief and loss, the symptoms and how to best help the person in their care.