Visavie is a Spectrum Health Care company

Taking care of seniors’ mental health: the underestimated role of caregivers

Catégorie : Help for Parents   Home Help   News  


Staying healthy after retirement is a priority goal for most older adults. While we often think of physical health first, the mental health of seniors is just as important and should certainly not be overlooked. Caregivers play a crucial but often underestimated role in preventing and promoting the mental health of seniors.

At Visavie, we honor the valuable work of professional caregivers that take good care of both the physical and mental health of our seniors daily.

Importance of mental health among seniors

Mental health is ageless. From the youngest to the oldest, mental disorders represent a reality that must be taken seriously. To ensure the well-being of our elderly relatives, and to act in a preventive way as a society, it is essential to know how to recognize the various mental health problems that can affect seniors.

  • Anxiety ;
  • Dementia ;
  • Depression ;
  • Sleep disorders ;
  • Psychotic disorders ;
  • etc.

As we identify mental health issues more accurately, we will be able to better assist seniors in their everyday lives. Understanding elderly’s reality better also helps to provide all the support they may need for their well-being.

Caregivers: a valuable ally for seniors’ health

Through their daily accompaniment and devotion, caregivers play a key role for the elderly. Much more than a job, their work reflects a real vocation. Through their humane qualities and their expertise, our professional caregivers help to improve the well-being of seniors, day after day. In the process, they also provide concrete support to close relatives and family caregivers of seniors living with mental health problems.

By offering high quality home care, Visavie’s professional caregivers help seniors to maintain their autonomy in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Simply with their presence, our professional caregivers bring reassurance in the daily lives of seniors. For instance, their presence can help relieve symptoms of anxiety or depression for seniors living alone at home.

Knowing that there is a relationship between social isolation and some types of mental illness, this help and support from caregivers is crucial to seniors’ wellness and promotion ofgood mental health.

Caring for caregivers: for their own health and the well-being of seniors

As caregivers take good care of our seniors everyday, it is important to make sure that the mental well-being of these individuals is well taken care of. Through their job, professional caregivers, as well as family caregivers, are constantly putting the happiness and the health of the elderly first. In doing so, there is a risk of forgetting to pay attention to your own mental health. At Visavie, we believe in the necessity of absolute well-being for our caregivers. Knowing that it will also result in the best quality of care for the seniors.

Acting as a family caregiver for an elderly relative around you ? It is then essential to remember to always take care of yourself. Be aware of your limits, try to establish a schedule, get good sleep, and learn to be attentive to your needs. Above all, don’t forget that your health is a priority! By taking care of yourself first, you will be in a better position to take care of your elderly relative in the best possible way.

As well as physical health, the mental health of seniors must be a real priority. Through efficient home care services and caring support daily, professional caregivers are truly important in the prevention and promotion of seniors’ mental health. Through their commitment and actions, they contribute to the well-being of the elderly and the maintenance of their autonomy.

Let’s take care of our caregivers so that they can continue to care for the mental health of seniors in their everyday lives with the same passion and dedication.

If you think you need some help or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced advisors. With respect and integrity, we will guide you towards the best resources available in your area.





Related Posts

Dementia Care for Seniors at Home | What To Know


When confronted with the onset of cognitive problems in an elderly loved one, it’s not rare to feel powerless. Indeed, the development of dementia raises its share of challenges, as much for the senior who is suffering from it as for the family and close relatives. Fortunately, dedicated resources and strategies exist to help cope…

Read more Flèche
Alzheimer, personnes âgées, senior, résidence privée pour aînés, résidence pour personnes âgées, aide à domicile

10 Alzheimer’s Behaviors: Symptoms & Guidelines


Did you know that nearly 40% of seniors aged 65 and over suffer from memory loss at some point in their lives ? Although the proportion of the elderly actually diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is fortunately lower, at just under 10% of this population, it still represents a concerning condition. For people affected, the symptoms…

Read more Flèche
400-maladie-a-corps-de-lewy-Visavie

Lewy Body Dementia 


You have probably already heard about Alzheimer’s disease. It is indeed the most common neurodegenerative disease. But do you know about Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) ?

Read more Flèche