Home Health & Hospice

This issue of Homecare Insider

Homecare Insider, October 28, 2013

There is a strong connection between pain and mood disturbances in older adults. According to the CDC, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition (50% have two or more), and depression is more common in people who also have other illnesses or limited function. This issue of Homecare Insider encourages homecare staff to recognize the important connection between pain and depression and highlights the key symptoms of depression.

Our Q&A identifies key times during patient care that staff should look for signs that a patient is experiencing pain.

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Best,
Melissa D’Amico