Caring for seniors is no easy task. This is especially true when it comes to veterans’ care. Other than the usual challenges they face as seniors, they also have an additional list of health risks and problems.
As a provider of veteran senior care in Jupiter, Florida here are some of the common problems we see senior veterans manage in their old age:
- Mental health
Veterans are at a higher risk for mental health disorders such as depression, manic-depressive disorder, and alcohol-related problems.
- Substance abuse
Stress and problems associated with military service increase the risk of abusing substances such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or some combination of the three.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as “shell shock” and “combat fatigue” while not limited to veterans is more likely in military personnel.
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
This is a traumatically induced structural injury that disrupts the brain function as a result of an external force.
This is a progressively debilitating disease that involves a decline in memory, thinking, judgment, and learning ability. TBI is associate with a 60 percent increase in the risk of developing dementia.
Are you in need of senior home care in Palm Beach, Florida for your veteran loved one? Come on over to Harborside HomeCare, Inc. We will ensure their optimum level of health and comfort.