Adults with mental health issues are all too often a forgotten part of our society. Without the right help, these individuals can live a lonely life surrounded by a stigma that is perpetuated by a deep misunderstanding of the challenges faced by those who suffer from poor mental health.
Mental health problems can be triggered by events, lifestyles and even genetics. Sometimes it becomes abundantly clear that the person you love is suffering, but in other cases, mental ill health can sneak up on an individual over a number of months or years.
Perhaps someone you know is battling chronic anxiety or depression. Maybe they have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or ADHD, or are trying to come to terms with obsessive compulsion disorder or specific phobias. Regardless of the diagnosis that they have been given, the varying symptoms and effects of mental health issues can make it extremely difficult to live a normal life without specialist support and unwavering compassion – two things which can be provided by our experienced live in carers.
Home Care for Mental Health Customers
Mental health issues can affect people in various ways. The sheer complexity of mental disorders makes helping those in need especially challenging, but live in care can go some way to ensuring that your loved one is safe, secure and fully supported through the good days and the bad days.
At Independent People Homecare, we have a great deal of experience in providing live in care for the mentally ill. Our experienced team is on hand to help out with all of the daily tasks that may have become difficult for the individual, including preparing meals, cleaning the home, managing medication and, crucially, self-care.
However, the emotional support provided by our live in carers is, without doubt, of the most value to our mental health customers. Those who find it difficult to engage in day-to-day activities – and, in some cases, who struggle to simply get out of bed in the morning – are in great need of the emotional encouragement and friendship that’s provided by our home carers. A live in carer will not fill the role of a professional psychologist, but he or she will be able to talk through the customer’s difficulties and provide them with a sympathetic ear, often when they need it the most.
If you are a primary carer for someone with poor mental health, we can provide short-term respite live in care services while you take some time out for yourself.
To enquire about live in care for mental health issues, please call our team on 0800 471 4741 today.