Mrs Wood’s family will assist their mother in every way possible. They draw up a roster system to ensure she has regular social contact, maintains participation in physical and social activities, takes her medications and attends all check-up visits.
It is important to assess carer and family stress and support. Your on-going assessment of the needs of the carer and level of support required is an essential component in your role of the management of the person with depression. Carer support is as important as patient support.