Substance use disorder, formally called chemical dependency are two parts of a spectrum of substance use patterns. While it’s often difficult to talk about addiction, it’s a common situation for people around the world. Here’s what you need to know to recognize dangerous patterns in your loved ones’ or your own substance use.
Assisted living and home care both have advantages and disadvantages. Home care often leads to more thoughtful individual care and independence, but it’s not for everyone. Choosing the right option depends on many factors, such as ability level, personal preference, financial situation, and unique needs.
The U.S. has one of the largest aging populations in the world. By 2035, older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. Caregiving is expected to see unprecedented growth, with a job demand increase of 28 percent between 2014 and 2024 in Washington state alone. If you’re interested in making a career change, there aren’t many better options than caregiving.
Becoming a caregiver can be a great choice for anyone looking for a new career. Caregivers work with individuals with physical or mental limitations, helping them with daily tasks, chores around the house, and more.
If you’ve been researching mental health care options, you may have seen references to behavioral health services but might be unsure of what it is. While behavioral health and mental health are related, the treatment methods aren’t the same.
Understanding the differences between behavioral and mental health treatments can help you find the right care for your situation.