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SYNERGY HomeCare of Broomfield, CO Blog

Aging

February 27, 2015

Learn what the movie “Still Alice” and Rementia Theory Have in Common.

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February 09, 2015

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  Many of our family members, friends, employees, and in home care clients at SYNERGY HomeCare of Broomfield know this statistic all too well.

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January 29, 2015

Rementia, an upward pathway, is promoted with I-You communication. Dementia, a downward spiral, is supported in the I-It relationship. Caregivers have a huge impact on the direction.

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December 15, 2014

As you enjoy time with your aging loved one over the holidays, or as you care for an aging client, I encourage you to really be in the moment and take it all in. In years to come it won’t be about the food, the clean house, the perfect gift. Capture the moments of memories you are making today, and document any past memories you share by having someone tell the stories on video or paper. Someday you’ll be so glad you did.

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November 20, 2014

Even with the amount of time a caregiver dedicates, isolation and loneliness can set in on aging individuals living alone at home. There is an article by AARP that covered ways caregivers can be innovative and creative and get involved in making a point to have quality time with our aging family members. The article gave the idea of adding a “Senior Sunday” into the weekly schedule. This is a brilliant idea for all caregivers and family members alike to commit to spending time or doing something for a senior.

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November 17, 2014

The hustle and bustle of the season although enjoyable for many, can be too much to handle for others. Millions of Americans in the sandwich generation find themselves as part of the latter. Life is already busy enough as they are parents to young children as well as caring for an aging parent.

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September 15, 2014

Many of us baby boomers are faced with the role reversal of caring for an aging parent. Our parents were there for us, and now it’s our turn. There can be uncomfortable moments when we want to administer and facilitate the care our parents need, but we tread lightly so as not to make them feel as though they are losing independence or dignity.

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August 18, 2014

The evolution of care that we are seeing today is a relief for family caregivers. Knowing that there are options other than nursing homes for an aging parent or loved one takes away a lot of guilt and stress. In-home care allows an aging individual the independence and dignity that help them continue to live their best life.

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July 21, 2014

A study from The New England Journal of Medicine reported seniors who do activities that stimulate the brain reduce their risk of dementia by 63 percent. Adding physical exercise and proper diet reduces the risk even more.

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June 20, 2014

Cancer treatments can negatively affect muscle mass, the immune system, and balance. Regular exercise helps on all of these levels, and of course helps manage stress levels.

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May 13, 2014

Asking questions and details about good times from their younger years could be a bonding experience, and a healthy and happy experience for the storyteller. Don’t be afraid to bring up the past with someone with dementia. If done in a comforting way with no pressure put on them, it can be an enjoyable experience that can also help the person maintain a sense of who they are.

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March 26, 2014

In this industry we meet a number of individuals that want to age gracefully, in their own home, and maintain as much independence as possible. It can be an extremely difficult time for aging seniors and their families. Everyday activities such as driving, housework, and bathing may be deemed too difficult or unsafe for an aging loved one. This infringes upon their independence, something they have had and exercised since they were young.

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March 05, 2014

We engage our entire network of services to help ensure that our clients and their family members are positioned for the most optimal care. If we don’t provide a certain service, we are equipped with the contacts and resources needed to provide it, and we help coordinate from start to finish. Providing a top to bottom completely integrated plan for our clients is what sets us apart from other care providers. 

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February 24, 2014

For many of us that care for an aging loved one, we may struggle to find activities to keep them active and positive. A wonderful opportunity for all is to find a place to volunteer. Studies have shown that volunteers have lower rates of heart disease. The physical benefits are noteworthy, but the mental and emotional benefits far outweigh in my opinion.

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February 13, 2014

This touches me as I work with our clients at SYNERGY HomeCare who are in the beginning stages of the disease, or have battled with it for years. It’s much more than a news report when you know and love actual people and families that can benefit from this bill.

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January 29, 2014

We are excited to be the newest team here in Broomfield, servicing Broomfield, Thornton and surrounding areas.  

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