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The Impacts that Anxiety Have on Seniors


Anxiety is characterized by worry, unease, and dread, which can result in some symptoms, such as sweating, restlessness, and a rapid heartbeat. In these cases, home care in La Mesa, California, is advantageous because clients frequently communicate their feelings to their caregiver before telling a family member.

Anxiety that persists becomes an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are classified into four types: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Anxiety in the elderly is frequently misdiagnosed. This could be because they are unwilling to address their feelings with their doctor. Alternatively, they may have experienced similar feelings for most of their lives and now believe they are normal. Anxiety may sometimes go untreated due to other medical disorders or pharmaceutical use.

Untreated anxiety can result in disability, cognitive impairment, poor physical health, and low quality of life. As a result, it is critical to diagnose and treat it correctly. Home health aides, CNAs, and caregivers from Sunshine Home Health Aide Org., Inc. are very helpful in identifying anxiety symptoms in seniors since they know what to look for.

Caregivers, home health aides, and senior companions in California look for the following risk factors as signs of anxiety:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • An overall sense of ill health
  • Physical restrictions in daily activities
  • Misuse or abuse of prescription medications or alcohol
  • Excessive concern or obsession with physical health problems

Anxiety is frequent among seniors, but that doesn’t mean they have to live with it.

Home care services in California are available to provide companionship and personal care.

Call us to set up a new client assessment and regain your peace of mind. We can even assist seniors with bathing and toileting.

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