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Mental Health Care

Regardless of age or physical ability, some people who suffer from mental health disorders become homebound during their recovery. Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression can all easily affect entire families, not just those who are diagnosed.

Right at Home can provide numerous Care Services that help you do more than just survive a loved one’s struggle with the effects of a mental health disorder. We can be a large part of helping you thrive on their path of recovery.

We can also help when mental health is a concern for seniors who are coping with the reality of becoming homebound.

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(978) 744-5151

Geriatric Mental Health and Dementia Training

Geriatric Mental Health and Dementia training program is developed in conjunction with the registered nursing team of North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn, MA for the clinical team of Right at Home Salem and Marblehead.

The eight-hour interactive training program covers topics including the needs of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Through role plays, presentation, and lectures; caregivers are equipped with skills and knowledge to meet the special care needs of patients and seniors with various mental health conditions.

Training modules:

  • Understanding Alzheimer’s
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Knowing and Understanding the Individual
  • Communication Skills
  • Physical Environment
  • Approach to Personal Care
  • Activity and Purposeful Engagement
  • Behavior as Communication
  • Understanding Working with Families

Mental Health Geriatric Psychology and Supportive Aide Training

Aging is not easy. As we advance in age, we may face challenges including a decline in health, physical and mental capabilities; loss of family, friends, and social contacts; or even financial worries.

While caregivers are trained to provide various personal care and paraprofessional services based on a specific care plan; supportive aides cater to the personal, as well as behavioral and emotional needs of patients at the comfort of their own homes.

Senior home care services for disabled and older adults aim at helping them to restore their well-being for as much as possible. Right at Home Salem and Marblehead tailors custom care plans that focus on the strengths of our clients, assisting them to overcome everyday difficulties. Our caregivers dedicate themselves to helping clients preserve independence, autonomy; boosting their self-esteem and quality of life.

Focusing on Individual Strengths

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  • Home care should be a whole person experience. Communication is important; caregivers should get a sense of the strengths, passions and opinions of the clients by encouraging them to reminisce their youth.
  • Communication with family members is also vital to understanding the clients; the process can also help family members to remember the clients as whole person, rather than patients defined by a disease or illness.
  • Besides the health and senior care needs of clients, their quality of life is equally important. Consider what gives them pleasure, fulfillment, something to look forward to; and help them experience it again.
  • Put yourself in the shoes of the older person—how would these symptoms make you feel? Would you be frightened, worried? How would you want to be treated?
  • Take time to build trust, and rapport with each visit. At each visit, remind the person who you are and what you talked about last time.

Caregivers will receive a certification and the title of “Supportive Mental Health Home Care Aide” upon completion of the program. They will also have a pin that says they are ready to serve clients and families at wherever they call home.

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"Right at Home is providing care for my parents. They provide caring service from the office to the exceptional caregivers that are working with my parents. The caregivers are professional and flexible. They have outstanding follow through on all questions and problems I have. I would recommend them to anyone who needs home care."

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"Right at Home provides quality services with people who truly care about their clients. Mr & Mrs Gagliano and Margaret are all wonderful people. They explained homecare to my mom and I since we were new to the process. They provided us with wonderful aide, Brittaney. My mom loves her. She is truly godsend to us."
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"Right at Home is providing care to my mother who has recently been diagnosed with cancer The caregiver, Carmen in particular, have been outstanding. The management has been professional, extremely flexible and secure. I would highly recommend Right at Home."
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"From the first phone call to RAH, I sensed the caring and concern for both mom and myself. This was followed up by a home visit where mom was evaluated and an appropriate care plan was developed. Next, I was introduced to a lovely young caregiver who has been with mom for several months. She is cheerful, reliable, attentive and caring. The lines of communication have remained open with all parties involved. I would highly recommend this agency."

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"Right at Home has exceeded my expectations. My mother had returned home after a 2-month stay in a nursing home rehabilitating her broken hip. When I contacted RAH, they eased any concerns I had about her as a senior citizen making a smooth transition. They explained how they would address her needs on daily basis. So far, all of the aides have been courteous and professional. Right at Home has made my mother feel comfortable and that makes all the difference."

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