Depression

Depression is a biological illness which may include sadness without any apparent cause, lack of interest, change in appetite and fatigue.  Because depression is an illness, a person can't just "snap out of it."

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  • Geriatric Care Manager Also known as a Case or Care Manager. A professional who provides an assessment of an older adult's capabilities to create a care plan to address housing, medical, social and other needs.
  • Long Term Care (LTC) Health, personal and social care provided over a sustained period of time to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired. This may include in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
  • Transfer Devices Lifts, seat lift chairs, transfer boards and other devices which help individuals who have physical disabilities move into and out of their vehicles, wheelchairs and other mobility systems.

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