Mental health has always been a reluctant discussion due to the stigma linked with such conditions. Various stressors that evolve with age, retirement, the drop in social-economic status, loneliness, depression, and isolation lead to different psychotic disorders. When these triggers merge with declining physical health, psychiatric issues start surfacing. Physical and mental health are symbiotic when it comes to affecting the body negatively.
Elderly psychiatric care or mental sickness is as natural as catching a cold or viral fever. What is required is a proper diagnosis by a certified medical professional so that possible interventions can be discussed with the facility to tackle it. Psychiatric care for elderly residents requires comprehensive assessments, systematic approaches, and treatment plans catering to their emotional, cognitive, physical, and social needs. These disorders may vary and get categorized under depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, and eating disorders. If untreated or undiagnosed, it can result in aggression, lethargy, suicidal feelings, poor diet, and poor quality of life.
PapayaCare in Ahmedabad has recently moved into its new premises near Kalol and is one of its kind assisted Living facility in Ahmedabad. They offer retirement care homes and post-hospital recovery with expertise in senior psychiatric care. The team is mature and experienced in handling different situations involving psychiatric care. Activity schedules are tailor-made, considering their limitations to follow through. The aim is to direct their minds towards something they will focus their energy and senses on. Medical monitoring and nurses are around round the clock to administer medicines on time, check vitals and manage doses to calm their nerves when found necessary by their certified doctors. Caregivers and coordinators help with all assistance like feeding, bathing, cleaning, grooming, etc. Every treatment protocol is in consultation with their respective doctors. Food is nutritious and homemade, keeping their dietary requirements in mind, solid or semi-solid. The infrastructure is under surveillance cameras and has safety doors for floors with psychiatric care residents.
Psychiatric diagnosis isn’t a curse but an inevitable part of life, thanks to factors like genetic, internal, or external. Diagnosis in time is a blessing so that the family can come together in managing the elderly care mental health in a better way that slows down or improvises their condition. An assisted living facility is the solution for long-term senior psychiatric care which not only takes care of their primary need of food, care, hygiene, and comfort but also takes care of emotional leads and brings them out of the isolated zone.