Hint: It's not just our compassionate, quality home care.
When you're seeking in-home care for a loved one, you're going to vet the home care agencies in your area like you vetted the boy who picked up your daughter for her first date.
Please vet us.
We want you to know who we are, why we devote our lives to caring for others and why we are the premier non-medical in-home caregivers in Northern New Jersey.
Our secret sauce
It’s a mixture of compassion, love, empathy and continuity of experienced care, whether we’re with your loved one for a few hours of home care each week or a 24/7 live-in arrangement.
In fact, if you’re shopping around for in-home care for a senior parent or loved one, you’re probably a little stressed about the process (most are at this point). The top three questions people ask are, "What's important? What do we look for in an agency? How does it work?" Be sure to download our 52-page guide on elder caregiving, "Where Do We Begin?" to get your questions answered and improve your knowledge of the process. Cover to cover, it will help you get your arms around home care so that you can ask all the right questions when vetting home care agencies in Northern New Jersey.
We're a great resource for you and your family.
Helping your family find peace of mind and greater independence for your aging loved one or disabled family member is what we do. We know that seniors who remain in their own homes are happier and tend to be healthier than those who pivot to a private care facility.
Whether or not you choose us for your non-medical in-home care, you will find our website to be a terrific resource for you as you begin, or continue, your journey of providing an aging parent or disabled loved one with compassionate and dependable home care.
You can save a lot of "vetting time" by watching this three-and-a-half minute video about who we are, from the inside out. It captures our lives as caregivers and our commitment to caring for others with excellence. It's a "behind the curtain" glimpse of SYNERGY HomeCare of Metro New Jersey.
You probably have a loved one—most likely an aging parent— who needs non-medical home care. We’ve been in your shoes. We understand and can help. We’ll make you the family hero by providing compassionate home care for your loved one. Your family will appreciate your due diligence in selecting the best choice in home care.
You don’t want your adult children to be burdened with your need for some extra help with the day-to-day. Or maybe you don’t have any relatives nearby. Learn more how we can help you remain independent in your own home here.
The best news is that our experience in home care is extensive and we care for you or your loved one with the compassion that we’d give our own family. We’ll even bet we share the same mantra: family first.
According to a Gallup-Healthways study, more than 1 in 6 Americans working full-time or part-time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Family caregivers indicated that this assistance significantly affected their work life. Adult children don't want their parents having to leave their home due to age-related illness or impairments. Many family caregivers spend more than 25 hours a week — in addition to their outside job and managing their household/family — caring for elderly parents and family members.
With someone else to take care of daily needs, family members can return to simply enjoying their relationship with an aging parent or loved one. Instead of feeling overburdened and guilty, time together can be spent creating new and recalling old memories.
While we do believe that our agency is a smart choice for non-medical in-home care, we’d like to prove it to you, in real time, and we begin that journey with an in-home care and safety assessment that costs you nothing. It's a good opportunity for you to learn a lot about us as an agency and as caring professionals, as it involves our care team meeting with you and any other involved family members, and of course, your loved one, if you desire.
Basically, we learn everything we can about your loved one—when they take their prescription medicine /proper dosage, to what their favorite foods are, to habits, limitations and so on. A home safety inspection is performed to identify potential dangers or hazards, particularly related to preventing falls.
We gather information about what you expect for your parent so that we can meet, or exceed your expectations. And, a key part of our care is communication with you so that you can have the peace of mind knowing that your loved one is not only well cared for, but you can call any time for an update.
We'll be sure to ask you to identify any problems, special needs, strengths, weaknesses and resources, as well as evaluate your loved one's:
The benefit that towers above all others is the peace of mind that you feel from knowing you've finally initiated care for the person who may have spent a lifetime caring for you. And some argue that they are more excited at the cost savings of home care versus an assisted living facility, rehab or nursing home. Most of our clients indicate they feel so much better from the peace of mind we offer, but they’re equally as happy about saving a lot of money by using in-home care.
Learn the top eight benefits of home care for seniors
Something that seems to be a sensitive topic for some, is breaking the news to their parents that they believe it’s time for them to have some help at home. We work with you to help with the message delivery to your parent or loved one. We’ve done it so often, that we understand the process seniors go through when they believe they are losing their independence and others are beginning to control them.
Download "A Conversation on Aging," our complete guide to how to discuss home care needs with your aging parents.
In-home care is a cost-effective way for loved ones (or yourself!) recuperating from a hospital stay or who, because of a disability or ageing, are unable to fully take care of themselves. In fact, post-hospital patients who receive home care services are less likely to be readmitted for hospitalization.
And the little secret about in-home care that you'll never hear from an assisted living facility or nursing home: one on one, individual care is given by in-home caregivers, not one caregiver for every six patients, like their facilities. Think about that!
Are you coordinating caregiving from out of town? When you are confident that your home care provider is top notch in both caregiving and communication, there’s a certain peace of mind that accompanies that confidence. It may even help you sleep at night.
We are there when you can’t be.
Our success speaks for us. We are proud of our reputation. Having a career, or as we say, ‘passion,’ where we help make others’ lives better through our compassionate home care is why we are happily engaged in the calling of in-home care.
You probably have a lot of them! Call us and we’ll answer them. We are happy to provide the information you need to help you get control of a tough situation and get your loved one’s life (and yours) back on track.
If your siblings and other family have appointed you as the designated home care detective, we will make you the family hero.by providing the most complete detail about home care, including why it works and how it will enrich your loved one’s quality of life. You’ll be able to share a blueprint of care with your siblings and family.
We’ve got it covered for you
As professional and compassionate caregivers, you can trust your choice of SYNERGY HomeCare to have all the bases covered, especially these, which are the answers to new clients’ most frequently asked questions:
Let’s talk. There’s no obligation; you’ll just get the answers you’re seeking and the solutions you need.
We've shown you who we are and how we can help you or a loved one in your own home. We would value the opportunity to talk with you, understand your needs to create a care plan that provides peace of mind without breaking the bank.
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"Your caregiver Marlena P. is very polite, reliable, & respectful. I am happy that she is the person who is helping my mother through this difficult time."
"Olga P is very good with my granddaughter! She's interactive and a fantastic lady and makes me feel safe leaving my girls under her care - thank you SYNERGY HomeCare."
"I wanted to tell you how amazing Christine was in managing my parents with no power. She did a great job and packed them up so we were able to walk them down three flights of stairs in the dark, so that we could move them to my house this morning for a few days. Elaine also was terrific in getting there this am, and walking up the steps with her luggage with no help. We are so grateful for their amazing care and devotion to my parents! Thank you!"
"We have continuously been happy with aides Synergy has provided and any problems seem to be dealt with very quickly and have done services never imaged!"
"I have been very pleased with the services and care my mother and I have received from SYNERGY. My mom has an outstanding caregiver who goes above and beyond to give exceptional care. If I ever have questions or concerns, the SYNERGY staff is always there for me. I highly recommend SYNERGY!"
"Synergy Home Care is caring , attentive and professional. They have been able to find us someone who is very capable anytime we have needed coverage."
"Last year, I was looking for assistance for my mom, who suffers from dementia. In an effort to keep my mom's mind stimulated and her body active, I had been researching senior caregiving resources online. My interest was to find a local woman who would understand my mom's situation and act as a companion to her in my absence. Thankfully, upon locating the site, www.synergyhomecare.com, I called and spoke with Rona Fitzgerald, Senior Care Manager and Casey Holstein, the Owner of the company. After hearing how they provide top quality eldercare and Alzheimer's Disease assistance, I was reassured that SYNERGY would be able to fill the void in my mom's life, without tying my family up in a long-term caregiver contract. The company specializes in providing a friendly, helping hand around the house, from basic housekeeping and companionship to personal or memory care services and each of their caregivers is subject to an extensive screening process. Once we were paired with a successful match for my mom, I met with both Rona and the caregiver, Filomena Mora at my mom's house in Roseland in Nov. 2009. Filomena was equipped with a long list of positive references and has turned out to be an incredible asset to my mom. She is friendly, conscientious and has great passion for her work. I feel blessed that we managed to secure someone who has a warm heart and a gentle hand, as my mother trusts her and it means the world to me and my family. If you are struggling to find quality caregivers, I recommend that you give the SYNERGY team a call as they have always been trustworthy and reliable and responsive to our needs."
"My father has been cared for full-time by a Synergy aide for the past 18 months. When I asked him what I should write in this card about his caregiver, he said, "the best--helpful, cooperative and nice." We are all grateful everyday for the help she provides and for the kindness and responsiveness of the people who run and work at Synergy."
"Overall they've been good with me. Rona in the office calls me when the caregiver has some personal errands and needs to take off. They would always ask me if I want a replacement in or not. Their invoicing if fine. They got back to me when I reached out to them a few times. There's been no real issues. We had a couple of times where my uncle was very stubborn and they've tried new people. They've been really understanding in finding the right person. It's been a very good experience with them and my uncle seems very happy."
Identify the early warning signs to get your loved one help.
Grandma Lill and Kevin discuss the five warning signs to look for in your aging loved ones that indicate they need home care. By identifying these warning signs early, your loved one can get the extra help they need to remain in their own home and forego the expense and loss of independence that accompanies assisted living facilities or nursing homes.
SYNERGY HomeCare of Metro New Jersey is proud to have the dynamic duo of Grandma Lill and her grandson Kevin address the issues that accompany aging and illness.
Call anytime and we'll help guide you through this conversation with your aging parent or relative. 973-808-3475
You visited your parents last weekend and noticed lots of changes. Mom can't keep up with the house and dad forgets to take his medicine...
After a weekend of running errands you're overwhelmed, the effects of aging on your parents can no longer be ignored. Don't worry! SYNERGY HomeCare is here to help by offering a variety of services; from providing a companion who can clean prepare meals and will remind dad to take his medicine to around-the-clock compassionate care.
SYNERGY HomeCare is here to take care of worries like these.
Do you need help at home? Visit: www.synergyhomecare.com today to learn how we can make the day better for you or your loved ones.
Matt wotked and loved hard to achieve this honor
SYNERGY HomeCare awards one caregiver each year to a dedicated, compassionate, over-the-top caregiver nominated by the SYNERGY HomeCare franchise owner who employs the deserving in-home caregiver.
This year, SYNERGY HomeCare of Chicago owners, Frank Shannon and Julie Naggs, nominated caregiver Matt and he won by a landslide!
Congratulations to Matt for showing the world why we help others. Matt is a natural. Compassionate, warm, creative and an exemplary employee.
Watch this touching video to learn the story of Matt and his friend, AJ, who is wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy—but that doesn't mean AJ doesn't have any fun! Matt ensures AJ's world is rich and full. They are a wonderful team and both lives are enriched by the caring bond they've created over the last few years.
We're always happy to hire good, dependable caregivers who emulate our mantra, "it's about helping others." We'd love to have a conversation with you to see if your experience fits our needs. Who knows?Could be a perfect match.