|Use the following self-survey to help determine if you or your loved one is suffering from depression. It isn't "normal" to feel depressed all the time when you get older. In fact, most older people feel satisfied with their lives. When a depressed mood continues for some time, you or your loved one may be suffering from clinical depression. If you or a loved one has some of these symptoms, please speak with your doctor.
Signs of Depression
- I am really sad, anxious, or empty most of the time.
- I don't enjoy doing the things I've always enjoyed doing.
- I don't sleep well at night, and I am very restless.
- I am always tired. I find it hard to get out of bed.
- I don't feel like eating much.
- I have difficulty remembering things.
- I've slowed down, and I can't get things done like I used to.
- I have trouble making decisions.
- I cry a lot, and I don't know why.
- I feel like eating all the time.
- I have lots of aches and pains that don't go away.
- I have little or no sexual energy.
- I find it hard to focus, and I am very forgetful.
- I am mad at everybody and everything.
- I feel upset and fearful, but I can't figure out why.
- I don't feel like talking to people.
- I feel like there isn't much point to living and nothing good is going to happen to me.
- I don't like myself very much. I feel bad most of the time.
- I think about death a lot. I even think about how I might kill myself.
Individuals who are already patients of Holy Redeemer’s HomeCare program, automatically receive a comprehensive screening and evaluation, complete with recommendations and an action plan. However, this innovative screening and assessment program is open to anyone with a physician’s order, and, in some cases, verification of homebound status and insurance approval
For more information, please call 1-888-678-8678 to speak with a representative from our HomeCare and Hospice Central Intake Service.