For the SEVENTH year in a row, SYNERGY HomeCare Northeast Metro (Blaine Office) won the top awards from HomeCare Pulse's BestofHomeCare.com. These prestigious awards are provided to agencies that exceed the national averages.
SYNERGY HomeCare and Spring Lake Park, Blaine, Mounds View Fire Department partner to prevent Falls and Fires. The Star Tribune attended the presentation titled "Remembering When" to engage seniors on how to change behaviors to reduce the risk of fires and falls. Having taught this class to over 550 seniors, Brian McDonald and Becky Booker, SBM Fire Department, have engaged them with a Jeopardy Game to spice up the presentation.
This article in the Coon Rapids Herald describes how SYNERGY HomeCare is working to reduce fall hazards in people’s homes and features commentary by SYNERGY Northeast Twin Cities Metro Owner Brian McDonald.
According to SYNERGY HomeCare research, falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries, hospital visits and deaths among those 65 and older. In fact, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 15 seconds and every 29 minutes, an older adult dies as a result of or complications from a fall.
SYNERGY Northeast Metro President and Owner Brian McDonald is working hard to curb the danger that falls pose to the growing elderly population in the Twin Cities. He’s partnered with the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View (SBM) Fire Department to provide residents across the Northeast metro with actionable tips for staying safe in their homes. You can review some of their tips in the presentation, “Remembering When – A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults.”
One out of three seniors falls each year, but Brian’s goal in teaching these classes is to ensure the participants aren’t among those who fall. “The statistics for falls are awful," says McDonald. “So I am passionate about teaching these communities and the seniors who live there to be the two out of three who avoid and prevent falls.” Brian has presented on this topic to more that 250 seniors in 2014. More talks are scheduled for 2015.
Be sure also to check out the features in the Coon Rapids Herald on SYNERGY’s efforts to reduce fall hazards in people’s homes.