Message From the Social Services Department

Greetings residents, families, staff, and community members. October is Emotional Awareness Month. Some signs or symptoms of depression are loss of appetite, weight loss, abnormal sleep patterns, and lack of energy. Here at Mountain View Care Center we have trained staff to be aware of these signs and treat accordingly. Residents can always talk to staff, Social Services, and nursing if any change in mood. If a resident does not feel comfortable speaking with staff, we have a partnership with Behavioral Health Services to provide any therapy or extra services a resident may want. If anyone feels the weight of life being too heavy, anyone can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255.

Covid-19 restrictions can influence individuals feeling isolated. There is some light at the end of the tunnel. With more individuals becoming vaccinated, practicing good hygiene, and practicing social distancing, Clark County Covid rates are steadily decreasing. Please remain vigilant as a community for the safety of all community members. In the age of technology, there are many communication devices to utilize for safe communication; be sure to reach out to loved ones that may be experiencing depression or isolation.

-Michael Fowler, Director of Social Services

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