Many older adults and the elderly will experience depression at some point in their life. While depression and sadness might seem to go hand and hand, many depressed seniors claim not to feel sad at all. They will often complain, instead, of low motivation, a lack of energy and physical problems. At SHC of Marietta we understand the causes and the risk factors that contribute to depression in older adults, such as health problems, loneliness and isolation, a reduced sense of purpose and fears.

When Mr. Moss was admitted to SHC of Marietta, he had multiple co-morbidities impacting his treatment. After a careful assessment, we realized that Mr. Moss was also exhibiting signs of depression. Our clinical team rallied together to create a care plan that would help Mr. Moss increase strength and functional mobility, therefore eliminating fear and anxiety.

Mr. Moss has overcome many obstacles on his road to recovery but with the help of his loving wife and the Signature HealthCARE team, he is now capable of returning home. Depression is not an inevitable part of aging; with the proper support, all that seemed lost, can be found.

– Tiffany Banks-Wade