Elderly Care in New Haven CT: Could Your Parent's Neighbors be a Valuable Part of Your Elderly Care Network?

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Could Your Parent's Neighbors be a Valuable Part of Your Elderly Care Network?



Elderly Care in New Haven CT

Elderly Care in New Haven CTWhen thinking about your elderly care network and the people who you trust to help you with the care you give your parent, you likely think of certain people. This might include your siblings, your children, your partner, a home care provider, and even members of your parent's faith community. Should you, however, include your parent's neighbors?

There was a time when the neighborhood was the greatest source of friendships and networking. Everyone knew most if not all of their neighbors by name and cooperation within neighborhoods was simply a part of life. This has largely faded out in many areas and many young people today do not know any of their neighbors, much less have a relationship with them. This does not mean, however, that this has to be the way it is. If your parent is familiar with her neighbors, these people could make a valuable contribution to your care plan.

Some of the ways that your parent's neighbors can be a valuable part of your elderly care network include:

• Extra key. Getting locked out of the house can be a nerve-racking experience for anyone, but for an elderly adult it can turn dangerous very quickly. This is especially true for an older adult who has wandering tendencies or who may be progressing through cognitive decline. Leaving an extra key with a neighbor ensures that there is a secure and reliable way for your parent, you, or the elderly health care services provider to get into the home in an emergency situation. This can also be helpful if there is ever an emergency and medical personnel need to get into the house but your parent cannot open the door.

• Watchful eye. If you are not able to get to your parent's home as often as you would like you may worry that something will happen and you will not know. A neighbor can act as a watchful eye for you, identifying issues that could indicate a change in your parent's needs. Things like mail that has not been picked up, newspapers piling up on the porch, a disheveled lawn, or your parent having more difficult walking around the yard could be signs that you need to look into her condition more closely. The earlier these issues are detected, the more quickly you can identify the cause and make the proper changes in your care approach to address them.

• Social interaction. If the relationship between your aging parent and the neighbor is good enough, she can provide a valuable element of social interaction for your senior. Increasing the amount of social interaction in your elderly care routine keeps your parent's mind sharp and active, and supports better memory skills, cognitive processing, and emotional health. Just stopping by occasionally to say hello or to have a cup of tea can be a bright spot for your parent and greatly enhance her quality of life as she ages in place.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in New Haven, CT. Please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare East Haven. Call today: (203) 691-5071.

Gordon A. Wall
Gordon A. Wall

Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven, CT. We are an agency that provides non-medical services such as companion care, homemaking, personal care , and respite care to individuals of all age groups. Our mission is to assist individuals to reach the maximum amount of independence they can achieve, and to improve the quality of life for those that are experiencing physical or mental disabilities. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to, stroke, Alzheimer's or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, or cancer.

Hello, my name is Gordon Wall and I am the President and owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven, Ct. My wife and I have been in the medical field for 35 years as I am a Registered Pharmacist and my wife a Registered Nurse. Although SYNERGY HomeCare is a non-medical agency, together we have a long history of medical expertise that is beneficial in providing homecare services.

We understand the challenges, both physically and mentally, that are involved in caring for aging parents, as we have had our own personal experiences, and are aware of the demands it places on family members as they endeavor to maintain their own household/lives. We are very passionate about maintaining the integrity of the workers and the dignity of the clients. We strive to make aging and healing a beautiful part of life and realize the importance of staying in ones home to achieve this. Whatever age requires the service.....'There is no place like home'.

We specially train our caregivers/CNA's to meet the individualized needs per diagnosis. We instill in them the importance of treating each person with respect, compassion, and having empathy with their client. Each caregiver/CNA is CPR certified, they have evidence of negative TB testing, they are fully insured and a national criminal background check is performed. My wife works with each caregiver clinically before they are assigned to a client. Once assigned to a client, quality calls and visits are conducted to make sure the client/family is satisfied with the care they are receiving with their caregiver(s). There are times when a client is receiving medical care. We also can work side by side with a medical team in providing additional non-medical care.

As SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven our service area consists of New Haven, East Haven, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Northford, Wallingford, and Durham. Our services are not limited to providing care only in one's home, but also to those individuals who require assistance in hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.

There is much more to be said about SYNERGY HomeCare, our CNA's, and our services. Feel free to contact our

office at 203-691-5071. Our phones are answered live 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. You can also view our website at www.synergyhomecare.com to see all that SYNERGY has to offer.

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