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SYNERGY HomeCare of Broomfield, CO Blog

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January 14, 2015

Caregiving for persons with Alzheimer’s disease is a huge challenge. Only those with a higher tolerance for stress are able to provide healthy care to those with types of dementia while maintaining suitable standards of personal care. The term “burnout,” describes a condition in which a person is no longer performing at full capacity due to the strain of meeting the heavy demands of caregiving.  

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December 29, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult process to witness. My upbeat attitude does not preclude me from seeing the suffering on the part of the family witnessing dramatic changes or the baffled individual who cannot recall what has happened during the past hour or perhaps the past 10 years. But AD should not be synonymous with “away from the mind.” I know plenty of persons with AD who are able to express love, share feelings, and have fun. They are perfectly mindful in the precise moment. Let’s explore living life at “new” normal, emphasizing what is present rather than what is lost. A life with AD is a life worth living.

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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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November 10, 2014

Many caregivers live in a state of hyper-vigilance for good reason, and many of them carry on as a sole provider for far too long. But what I have witnessed time and time again is a tendency to become stuck in the belief that, for example, a wife should be able to run the household as she did twenty years ago and care for her husband, or that a daughter should be able to maintain her preferred lifestyle and make everything alright for her mother. The expectations family caregivers put upon themselves may be impossible to achieve, and they may measure effectiveness on standards that may not be in the best interests of caregiver or care receiver.

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October 22, 2014

We know exercise can help us lose weight. And we know it is beneficial in preventing heart disease and diabetes. But exercise can also assist with something arguably most important, our mental well-being.

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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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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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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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January 29, 2014

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

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January 22, 2014

In support of National Blood Donor Month, SYNERGY HomeCare of Broomfield is offering 3 hours of in-home care at NO CHARGE to all clients who donate blood, or have a family member who donates blood on their behalf. Help us show pride in the well-being of our community, it’s a win-win situation for all.

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