Introduction: The Nursing Assistant: Understanding and Caring for Residents With Depression (2021 edition) (02:56)
Research suggests that nearly 50% of nursing home residents experience depression; it can affect mental and physical functionality. This video provides an understanding of depression and its impact on the lives of individuals. Nurse aids will share experiences of assisting depressed residents.
Understanding Depression and its Causes (05:37)
Feelings of grief and sadness that continue for weeks and months and interfere with the ability to function could indicate depression. Learn the most common signs of depression. Causes include medical illness and loss of functioning, loss of independence, a change in social environment, emotional stress, chemical and biological changes, and more.
Recognizing and Reporting Signs of Depression (05:03)
Observations and reporting are important steps to getting residents proper treatment. Research indicates depression in nursing home residents is under-recognized and undertreated. Get to know your patients and develop trust. Learn common signs frontline caregivers should be alert to and report.
Caring for Depressed Residents (07:48)
Create an environment of wellbeing and make a resident feel valued. A resident reflects on adjusting to living in a facility. Facial expression and tone of voice can put a resident at ease. Learn comments to be alert to and report, and five caregiving tips.
Program Summary (01:06)
Depression is a medical illness. In nursing homes, depression is under-recognized and undertreated. Get to know your patients, be alert to changes, and create an environment of wellbeing.
Credits: The Nursing Assistant: Understanding and Caring for Residents With Depression (2021 edition) (00:20)
Credits: The Nursing Assistant: Understanding and Caring for Residents With Depression (2021 edition)
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