SYNERGY HomeCare

9298 Central Avenue Northeast
Suite 202 Blaine MN 55434

763-205-4440

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Memory care solutions

Alzheimer's and dementia care

We are all defined by the bonds we make and keep in our lives; it is how we connect to the people around us. This is what life is about. And that is why facing dementia as a family is so personal. Memory changes, as with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other conditions where memory is affected, can leave a person and a family feeling lost. Like you, we at SYNERGY HomeCare want to delay the memory decline and maintain function. Our caregivers are here to guide and support.

Few diseases profoundly impact the families of the patients as Alzheimer's disease. As the family caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by the growing need to protect the safety and health of someone you love who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. If so, you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as of June 2019, more than 16 million people in the United States provide home care to a loved one with Alzheimer's, estimated at over 18.5 billion hours of care. Alz Assoc Facts and Figures

To minimize the impact of Alzheimer's disease on you, the family caregiver, there are several steps that you can take to help take care of not only your parent but yourself and other family members as well.

Why SYNERGY HomeCare?

Memory can be sustained longer when things remain familiar, like being able to stay in one’s home longer. New, unfamiliar surroundings like a new residence or assisted living facility may be too much to adjust to. Adjusting to a facility schedule that guides when to take medications, when to shower, when to eat, etc., can be the exact opposite of how your loved one wants to do things. At SYNERGY Homecare, our caregivers will work with you and your loved one to pick the right time in the day to get the day’s activities done. At SYNERGY HomeCare, with the help of our detailed and personalized care plan, our caregivers will know how frequently each non-medical activity will need to be done to maintain good health, enhance their quality of life and bolster their independence.

One on one attention

For many living with memory troubles, staying active and engaged is key. Our caregivers are wonderful at this. We seek and retain social, friendly, compassionate caregivers who can keep a conversation going and memory patients engaged. Having someone to talk with during the day is so important for your loved one to feel engaged. We can help provide the one on one attention that helps them be comfortable and adjusted. Many of our clients have us create a calendar of social outings and adventures to take your loved one on. We can do that for yours, too, if appropriate.

Specialized training

While there are universal components that our caregivers understand when working with any of our clients, our SYNERGY HomeCare team members receive extensive and specialized training around Alzheimer’s and dementia, which allows us to offer a tailored approach to care.

Our care team members can assist with:

  • Adapting the home environment to enhance safety and independence
  • Provide transportation for medical, community and social appointments
  • Reminders for medication
  • Provide enhanced social activities appropriate to the needs of the client
  • Offer meal planning and preparation to ensure good nutritional support
  • Personal care: grooming, personal hygiene, and dressing
  • Light household tasks

Dementia care

If you're looking for dementia care you can trust for your loved one, then the last thing you probably want is to place your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Fortunately, dementia care from SYNERGY HomeCare is a viable alternative to assist your loved one with daily activities. And the wonderful big difference with home care is that your loved one will have one-on-one care, instead of sharing a caregiver with seven other memory patients. Our caregivers are specially trained to assist those with dementia in a compassionate, caring manner. We perform extensive national background checks on all of them to put your mind at ease.

It takes a compassionate and caring person to spend time with someone affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. We wanted to show you our memory care playbook that our caregivers use. Add the specialized memory care training our caregivers have and we’re a trusted solution for the disruption Alzheimer’s or dementia can have on a family.

Using music to calm your loved one who has dementia

Although your loved one may have difficulty with language, cognition or even motor control, music and brain function research has revealed that music triggers certain brain networks that benefit dementia patients.

For example, when you’re driving in your car and a song from your high school days takes you back to that time with vivid memories, doesn’t it bring a smile to your face? This is the same concept for dementia patients.

Music therapists work with family members, caregivers and patients to find the best music to improve memory, reduce agitation or improve cognitive skills. This can have immediate physical benefits.

Music therapy is a research-based methodology commonly used as an intervention for people living with dementia to reduce agitated behavior and improve communication. 

If you can’t have a music therapist visit your loved one with dementia, you can still successfully incorporate music activities into their life. Regular music sessions with familiar music are a terrific way to influence mood and behavior.

Some dementia patients can’t remember their loved ones' names or what their relationship is, but you’ll be surprised that they can remember all the words to their favorite songs. It’s almost as if they’ve gone into the past and frozen time while they enjoy their music memories. 

Music therapy can often provide temporary relief from pain and help recover lost memories.

How to get started

Give your loved one the compassionate dementia care he or she deserves. Trust SYNERGY HomeCare for the help you need. It is what we do. Contact us today to learn more and see if home care is the best solution for you.

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