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Caregiving

September 28, 2018

Rehabilitation Specialists spend their days and talents helping others to recover from illness and injury. Their patience, encouragement and good humor deserve to be rewarded.

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August 08, 2017

Ronald Reagan was the president who turned National Senior Citizens Day into a yearly event. It's a day for people to celebrate the acts and achievements of senior citizens across the nation. 

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August 01, 2017

If you're not getting enough sleep, you can't really keep going as a family caregiver. Sleep is what you're going to need to prioritize in order to keep taking the best care of your loved one that you can.

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July 25, 2017

Hearing loss is a common condition that affects the elderly. In fact, around 15 percent or 37.5 million people experience some degree of hearing loss. 

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July 18, 2017

Here are 7 products that can make bedridden seniors more comfortable and keep them healthier and happier while they recover.

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July 10, 2017

Seniors are extremely vulnerable to heatstroke, so family caregivers must take the time to learn everything they can about what causes it, what the symptoms are and how to prevent it in their aging loved ones.

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July 04, 2017

Pets can make you feel loved and appreciated but did you know that some animals can actually help seniors with physical problems and mental health issues?

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June 27, 2017

If you're like most family caregivers, you have way more items on your to do list than you have time in which to complete them. But does it have to be that way?

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June 19, 2017

Your mom and dad still drive and have the vision and reaction times to make it possible. The good news is that today's vehicles are equipped with many features that make driving safer.

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June 13, 2017

Diabetes is so prevalent in America that it has become increasingly common to receive a diagnosis and be sent home with a stack of papers regarding lifestyle changes including diet and exercise—with little explanation. To a senior who may have other physical or mental ailments that they are dealing with as well, it can be confusing and overwhelming. 

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June 08, 2017

When it comes to caring for a senior loved one, the most time-consuming and often frustrating tasks are related to the bathroom. Whether an aging loved one is fairly self-sufficient or requires a lot of assistance, they would certainly benefit from a few handy bathroom gadgets, upgrades and remodels.

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May 23, 2017

Depression is a considerable medical concern for people of any age. Late-life depression affects about 6 million Americans ages 65 and older. In the elderly, depression often occurs with other medical illnesses and disabilities and lasts longer.

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May 16, 2017

You have recently hired an in-home care provider to provide respite care for you, the primary family caregiver. Both you and your parent are feeling a little anxious about the process.

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May 09, 2017

May is Lupus Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to learn more about this autoimmune disease. Lupus causes pain, swelling, and a rash due to the fact that the body misinterprets its own bodily organs and tissues as being a threat to itself.

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May 02, 2017

May 4 is World Password Day. This is the ideal time for you to evaluate your parent’s device use and help them to select passwords that are strong and secure so that they can stay protected from potential issues.

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April 25, 2017

Journaling is a powerful tool in managing your emotional health, but you might be hesitant to give it a try. Here are some of the ways journaling can help you as a family caregiver.

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April 18, 2017

Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year again for dealing with dreaded spring allergies. Whether it’s pollen, dander, or other allergens in the air, the spring months can be a very uncomfortable time for people who suffer from allergies.

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April 04, 2017

It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day needs of your parent. So much so that many caregivers fail to realize they are teetering on the edge of depression. 

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March 28, 2017

Your elderly loved one is likely to avoid exercise if she doesn't feel confident in her abilities. Here are some easy ways to help her to build up her confidence levels around exercising.

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March 22, 2017

SYNERGY HomeCare of West Denver has enjoyed sponsoring several events with the Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center in the past. This year's St. Patrick's Day Dinner was just as much fun as expected! 

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March 21, 2017

One of the most common issues that elderly adults face is arthritis. Understanding the risk factors for this condition can help you to make decisions for them that will reduce their risk and keep their body healthier.

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March 14, 2017

If your senior loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, it’s a good idea to take some time to understand better what Alzheimer’s is and how to properly support those who have been diagnosed with it.

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March 07, 2017

Experiencing a fall is one of the most difficult problems that your elderly loved one can go through. The aftereffects are worth avoiding a fall completely if your loved one can do so.

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February 28, 2017

Your elderly loved one's wardrobe can make it easier or more difficult for your loved one to get dressed every day. Making some small changes can make a tremendous difference.

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February 21, 2017

In order to stay healthy and have a strong immune system, elderly adults must include a wide range of nutrients and minerals into their diet. While most of these nutrients can be found in foods, such as fruits and vegetables, it may not be enough to provide your loved one with what their bodies need. 

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February 14, 2017

Use these tips to help your aging parent deal with dry mouth effectively.

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February 07, 2017

A good night’s sleep is important at any age, but for seniors, getting a good night's sleep can be a challenge. Body aches and pains, restlessness, incontinence, arthritis and other physical ailments can hinder sleep patterns. With a few lifestyle changes, some of these issues can be avoided. 

 

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January 31, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease is more than just a slight lapse in memory every once in a while. The memory and cognitive skills of a senior is usually disruptive to their everyday life, making it challenging for them to continue doing the tasks and activities they participate in.

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January 24, 2017

If your senior loved one is suffering from psoriatic arthritis, they may be experiencing a number of symptoms. One of them could be increased fatigue, which could cause your elderly parent to become extremely tired quickly.

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January 17, 2017

A study conducted at the University of Georgia found that “older adults can decrease their risk of disability and increase their likelihood of maintaining independence by 41 percent by participating in a walking exercise program.” 

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January 10, 2017

With these tips, you will be able to provide the care your aging parent needs without compromising your own sanity and needs.

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January 03, 2017

Use these tips to help you enjoy some time to yourself on Bubble Bath Day.

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December 27, 2016

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is defined as a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid is sent back through the food pipe, or esophagus. This can cause the lining of the esophagus to become irritated, resulting in GERD.

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December 21, 2016

Paranoia can be frightening for you to deal with as your loved one's family caregiver, but how you handle it can make a big difference. Try some of these suggestions to make the situation easier.

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December 14, 2016

SYNERGY HomeCare of West Denver can assist and motivate clients to achieve their goals. What are your own personal goals for 2017? 

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December 13, 2016

You're likely to experience a great deal of loss during your time as a family caregiver, which means you're probably going to go through the five stages of grief more than once.

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December 13, 2016

Happy Holidays from SYNERGY HomeCare! Some of the wonderful SYNERGY HomeCare owners and their office staff gathered this month for a fun Holiday Party, hosted by the West Denver office.

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December 06, 2016

If your elderly loved one is a picky eater then you likely hear all the time why she can't eat certain meals. There are some things that you can do to help curb that pickiness and encourage your loved one to eat more.

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November 30, 2016

When you have the talk with your elderly loved one about driving, you might want to tout some of the benefits of no longer driving. Some of these benefits might be helpful to share with your elderly loved one.

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November 22, 2016

One of the major concerns you face as a family caregiver is how to keep your loved one safe at home when you’re not there. While 24/7 care is ideal, it’s not always possible. 

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November 22, 2016

The staff of SYNERGY HomeCare of West Denver was proud to contribute to the overall success of this year’s Harvest Dinner at the Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center as sponsors and servers for the event.

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November 15, 2016

Use these tips to choose the best games and puzzles for National Game and Puzzle Week with your elderly parent.

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November 09, 2016

Sometimes being a family caregiver gets difficult and you need to perk yourself up a little bit. Here are some easy suggestions for giving yourself a little bit of an emotional boost when you need one.

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November 02, 2016

Being a family caregiver can sometimes mean that you're harder on yourself than anyone around you is. If you're ready to stop judging yourself so much, try some of these ideas.

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October 26, 2016

Scammers can be found just about anywhere without even realizing it. Knowing about these financial scams should help you protect the elder from further crimes against them.

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October 18, 2016

Fall risk is one of the greatest dangers that older adults face. There are many factors that go into fall risk, including pain and stiffness in the joints, reduced balance, and cognitive limitations. 

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October 11, 2016

Have you noticed that a walk around the neighborhood or going up a flight of stairs leaves your elderly parent breathless? A common misconception is that this is a normal part of aging.

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October 04, 2016

October is Corn Month. Here are some things that you should know about corn and the healthy place it can have in your parent’s, and your, diet.

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September 28, 2016

October is Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month, the ideal time for you to learn more about the possible health risks associated with caffeine addiction and how you can help your loved one, and yourself, to overcome this challenge.

 

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September 21, 2016

October 2 through 8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. As a family caregiver this is your opportunity to learn more about mental illness as it pertains to elderly adults and what you can do to help your aging parent maintain better mental health as they age in place. 

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September 13, 2016

You have so much to worry about when it comes to your elderly loved one and her safety at home is just one of those concerns. Here are some ways to fix common security worries.

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September 07, 2016

If you would like to help your loved one to exercise more and be more active, read on for some helpful tips to help you encourage this very healthy lifestyle habit.

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August 31, 2016

Have you heard about keeping your loved one's food choices colorful? Here are some ideas that can help when you're shopping.

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August 24, 2016

Lack of coordination and balance is a major problem that contributes to falling among elderly adults, but there are a number of other factors that could be causing your loved one to be more accident-prone in their home.

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August 17, 2016

Here are six reasons you may need to hire a professional in order to allow your loved one to continue living in their home.

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August 08, 2016

Here are some of the tools that your elderly loved one can use to promote more independence in the bathroom.

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August 04, 2016

Keeping yourself healthy and on your game as a family caregiver sounds difficult, but it's easier than you might think.

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July 28, 2016

Need some more ideas for managing caregiver stress? These ideas may be just what you're looking for.

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July 20, 2016

It is well known that legumes have many health benefits for people of all ages, including elderly adults. Read on for some more information about the health benefits of lima beans and for some ideas for how to prepare them.

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July 14, 2016

Here are some of the questions that you should ask your parent's doctor during their appointment.

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December 23, 2015

There are a lot of things we can do to try and keep a senior safe from falling and suffering an injury. Here are some tips to keep the ones you love on their feet.

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November 30, 2015

Here are some guidelines you can follow to start the conversation with your aging parent about their care at home. 

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April 14, 2015

We volunteer meals on wheels 1 day a week, and not only is it up lifting to deliver meals to seniors, but also a great opportunity to offer them words of encouragement during delivery.  A smile and a helping hand go a long way. 

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March 03, 2015

Did you know today is National I Want You to be Happy Day?  Neither did I until it came across my facebook!  What a great reason and reminder to think about those wonderful people in our lives who deserve to be happy.

 

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February 09, 2015

A selfless act of kindness is not just good for the soul.  Studies have shown a valid link between kindness to others and stress reduction, peace and happiness.  As we recognize RAK Week here at SYNERGY HomeCare of Lakewood, I am happy to be able to share a recent experience of one of our team members.

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November 17, 2014

For many of us in the sandwich generation the hustle and bustle of the season can bring a great deal of stress and anxiety along with all of that magic.  We spend our days, weeks and months throughout the year planning and scheduling and come November and December we are desperately seeking for more hours in the day.  Raising young children and caring for our aging parents is something we do with love and honor, however, that is not to say we couldn’t all use a little help sometimes.

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May 22, 2014

It’s hard to give up control when you’ve been the one caring for a loved one.  I tell our clients to think of us as a partner, an extension of their family.  Working together and keeping the lines of communication open allow all family members to release any guilt they have of not doing it all on their own.  

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March 12, 2014

As the daughter of an Alzheimer’s afflicted parent, I am proud of the fact that our caregivers commit to extra hours of training annually to better understand this disease. I have personally experienced the phases of Alzheimer’s with my own mom and know that knowledge is the best way to feel as if I can still make a difference in my mom’s care and quality of life by the way I approach her everyday behaviors.  

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March 03, 2014

Today there are almost 10 million adults over 50 that give full or part-time care to their aging parent, or parents.  And that’s just in the United States.  Studies show that those who provide care for an aging parent without outside help see their own health deteriorate.  Those stats are not a huge surprise to those of us who witness how caregiving, locally or long-distance, can be both physically and emotionally draining. 

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February 13, 2014

I recently read this article by Katie Couric about finding care for her elderly mom.  I found myself nodding vigorously in agreement as she voiced a frustration born out of love and concern.  The parallels are amazing.  Both of our moms are 89 and we both lost our dads within the past couple of years.  Both of us have siblings spread around the country and support each other but can't be close by to mom all the time.  

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January 27, 2014

One of the most common things I hear when speaking with families of our clients is how strapped for time they are, and how guilty that makes them feel when they know their aging parent needs some of their time as well.   And it’s no wonder this is so common, and not just in our Colorado community.  We are living in a time where the rush against the clock is real and fierce.  Many of us work full time and are raising our own children, and are now faced with needing to care for our parents.  It’s a task we want to take on, but where do we find the time?  

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December 30, 2013

We urge you and your family to be in the know and take advantage of all of the local support that is available here in our great state!

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December 06, 2013

“We have a number of clients suffering from memory loss disorders and their families have been opting for some of our holiday care services to help ease the stress during the season,” said Judy Cantrell, Owner.  Synergy HomeCare of West Denver is a Certified Leader in Dementia Care through the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association.

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November 22, 2013

We recognize that now more than ever our services are needed to offer support and relief to those caring for a loved one without outside help.  We offer a wide variety of in-home care services.  From senior care to recovery assistance to respite for family caregivers, Synergy HomeCare can partner with you to accommodate any need. 

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November 14, 2013
Having personally experienced the progression of Alzheimer's Disease with a loved one, I am passionate about providing the protective oversight and consistent care necessary for our clients with this disease to still have quality of life. We provide 24-hour care for one of our clients who is committed to staying in his own home, but finds disruption of routine and too many new faces challenging. By providing a schedule of regular caregivers who understand his needs and behaviors at different times of the day and developing a well crafted daily schedule of activities, we have seen him take on a renewed energy and confidence that he can have independence in his own home even though we are with him all of the time.
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