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How to Deal With Anxiety Within Social Care

Anxiety commonly presents in social care, across all age groups and genders. It can be an especially debilitating condition in older adults, significantly affecting their quality of life and satisfaction. For example, it can lead to a decline in an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities, and over time, if left untreated, result in poorer health outcomes. 


Fortunately, there are things that can help with anxiety when it presents in adults in later life. Below, the Care Control team looks at a few ways you can deal with anxiety within your social care setting. Read on to learn more, and if you are interested in care management software – please contact our team via the contact information at the bottom. 


The Different Ways Anxiety Presents


Whilst anxiety is a natural emotional response to situations where there is danger, it can become a much bigger problem if it is affecting an individual in all areas of their life. Anxiety can quickly escalate with feelings of doom, dread and panic becoming overwhelming and debilitating in a short period of time. There are a number of ways that it can manifest and present itself, although it can be harder to detect in older adults, who might find it difficult to communicate their feelings. 


Anxiety is typically shown by increased restlessness, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, sleeping problems and decreased appetite; this is just a few examples, there are multiple ways that anxiety is presented. In older adults, a large proportion of anxiety is related to health and the future. What’s more, many members of the elderly population also experience specific phobias such as a fear of falling. 


Steps to Dealing with Anxiety


If anxiety is becoming life-affecting and is having a substantial impact on an individual’s wellbeing, then it’s vitally important that the individual receives treatment and support. This means psychological support and therapy from an experienced practitioner, who can use and implement strategies to improve the quality of life of the patient. 


Alongside psychological support, anxiety can be dealt with through medication – and the combination of the two is shown to be an effective form of treatment. What’s more, it’s essential that all care staff and medical practitioners have training in identifying and managing anxiety. A knowledgeable, well-equipped workforce will be able to better deal and support those suffering with anxiety.


Electronic Monitoring Systems for Home Care


Here at Care Control, we specialise in domiciliary care software, which is designed to assist home care professionals to deliver the most effective person-centred care. If you are the owner of a domiciliary care business or organisation, and you’re interested in modernising your operations, then our software solution is perfect for you. It is a bespoke software product that will bring your care into the digital age – simplifying management of your home care business. 


From eMar and care plans to payroll and compliance management functionality, there are numerous aspects to our care software solution. All of which can be conveniently accessed digitally at the click of a button – allowing you to stay on top and monitor your home care anywhere, anytime. Whatever the size or scale of your domiciliary care business, we can support you to meet all of your daily challenges and demands. 


If you would like to learn more about our electronic monitoring systems for home care, then please visit the Care Control website, where you’ll find more information about our solution. You can also book a demo to use our digital care software, by filling out the online form on our website. Should you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to call us today on 01822 738100 to speak with a member of our friendly team.

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