FAIRFIELD — Emeritus Senior Living is expanding its home visit program to help combat holiday depression among seniors.
Family members can arrange for an Emeritus official to go to the home of an elderly loved one to see if her or she is doing well physically and psychologically. If appropriate, a nurse does an evaluation, an Emeritus press release said.
“We may bring a hot meal, snack or dessert, and we also offer a listening ear and companionship,” Budgie Amparo of Emeritus said in a press release. “Afterward, if needed, we coordinate between families and community resources or we make recommendations. We may also follow up with additional visits, as requested by the family.”
Emeritus offers the home visit program for free.
“About 20 percent of seniors suffer from full-scale depression or a less severe form of the condition and the holiday season can be particularly difficult,” Amparo said.
People interested in the program can get more information from Emeritus at Rancho Solano at 425-3588 or Emeritus at Vacaville at 447-7100. Go to www.emeritus.com/locations to learn more about Emeritus and its local locations.
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