Year: 1999 Source: Home Care Provider, v.4, no.4, (August 1999), p.147-149 SIEC No: 20010532

Home care providers must assess clients for any difficulties they may be having adjusting to changes & losses in their lives. They should consider the possibility that clients may be depressed & at risk for suicide. Home care providers’ attention to psychological dynamics may help a client face the losses that accompany aging with integrity rather than despair. (9 refs.)