Depression is the most common mental health condition prevalent in the elderly, and it is treatable. Thanks to a new training program called “The Clear Path Project” home care agencies in New Hampshire have the capability to care for seniors throughout the state with depression and other mental health diagnosis.
Depression in this age group often goes untreated because many people think it is a normal part of aging—a natural reaction to chronic illness, loss and social transition. While it’s true that older people do face many challenges and losses, often the symptoms of clinical depression go unrecognized by family and friends. The Clear Path Project has set out to change that by training nurses to provide skilled nursing care to those with behavioral health needs.
Twenty Home Care Agencies across New Hampshire have committed to building capacity, improving access to behavioral health services in their communities, and improve overall health quality for our seniors through this collaborative program. With proper physician diagnosis and treatment of behavioral disorders, we can help get home bound seniors back on the path to health and wholeness.
We have really simplified the process for sign in for the ClearPath Training.
If any agency member wants to sign up for training they will need to do the following;
In the email the clinician needs to say they would like to sign up for the Behavioral Health online training. They need to give there name and company they work for. They will be sent a link and handouts that will allow them to sign up and start training immediately.