When it comes to home health care services, most people typically think of people who need help due to physical injuries or illnesses. However, mental health care services are just as important and can greatly improve the lives of those who suffer from mental health conditions.
What is a Mental Health Condition or Disorder?
Mental health conditions and disorders fall into a wide range of cases that can negatively affect a person’s daily life. Signs and symptoms can affect:
- Behavior – like drinking too much alcohol or constantly washing your hands
Feelings – such as a deep or ongoing sadness, joy or anger
Thinking – such as thinking that the television is controlling your mind — or thoughts of suicide. Mental illness or a mental health condition can happen at all ages, and it can affect children, adults or the elderly.
Common Types of Mental Health Disorders
There are over 300 diagnosed mental health conditions or disorders, but most cases will fall somewhere within the 7 main types which include:
- This can mean obsessive/compulsive behavior or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders
- Eating disorders
- Mood disorders (depression)
- Personality disorders
Goals of In Home Mental Health Care
The mental health care services provided by Nova Home Care are designed to reinforce individualized treatment plans provided by a primary health care provider. With the help of a professional home health aide or skilled nurse, we aim to promote independence and self care within a client’s home.
To learn more about our home care services and what to expect when hiring a home care professional, visit our home care services page.