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Edmond OK 73013

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SYNERGY HomeCare of Edmond Blog

Trying to find the answers to senior homecare or healthcare living can be overwhelming. We at SYNERGY HomeCare of Edmond, OK are striving to stay ahead of the news and information on senior living so that we can provide our loved ones and families with the latest information. Please visit our blog often to see what new things are happening in the world of senior living!

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Senior driving typically focuses on the threat older drivers pose to other drivers on the road, but we should also look at the threat to older adults behind the wheel. This is another way to help family caregivers have the important conversation with their elder loved ones about giving up the keys and finding safer ways to get around.

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The holiday season is when our caregivers can put on their elf hats to help with everything on your holiday to-do list. We can assist with shopping, gift wrapping, cooking and even decorating! Our Elder Elves are heading out for the holidays to assist local seniors who need a little extra help to boost their holiday spirit and deck the halls!

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The Care Assessment Checklist can help you decide what help, if any, your loved one may need. This checklist was created by Carla Sutter, the Director of Operations at SYNERGY HomeCare Corporate office. She is certified as an Advanced Care Planning and End of Life Decision Making Instructor and Facilitator. This checklist is designed to be used as a tool to help you make a determination, but talking with your doctor or health care manager may shed some additional light on your specific needs and what assistance, if any, is needed.

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Have you had the conversation about driving with your elderly loved ones? As we age, the threat older drivers pose to other drives on the road can increase. Not only that, but the safety of the older driver is at stake as well.

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Trying to find the answers to whether senior home care or health care living is right for your loved ones can be overwhelming. Today, we’re going to share 5 signs your loved one may need home care.

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A lot of people are suffering, because they are stuck on the "do-it-yourself" attitude. Sometimes, you just have to realize that you just can't do everything yourself and still keep a sane mind, a healthy body and happy spirit. Our home care team understands! We know that caring for your elderly loved ones is stressful for you and it's ok for you to admit that out loud. The fact is, that no matter how much you love your aging parents, the physical stress will eventually become overwhelming as you attempt to keep up with your own family life at the same time. Here are some signs that you're already at your peak stress level:

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Are you debating whether to hire a caregiver through an agency or privately? SYNERGY HomeCare understands your desire to be comfortable and is determined to make life easier on you!

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Q. What are the most important tips or advice you can give patients or families facing difficult decisions regarding treatment or care?

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When was the last time you called a business and a real live person answered?  Most of us get

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Q. Why would you recommend a home care agency such SYNERGY instead of hospice for your patients?

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Senior in home care providers don't necessarily have to be full-time to make your elderly parent or loved one's life

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As we age, many of us lose our eyesight to one degree or another and struggle to

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Providers of home care for dementia patients often struggle with a common Alzheimer's and dementia symptom called

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The caregiver as an employee can be overlooked at times. Here, at SYNERGY, we take special time to say

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Due to many different factors, deciding which type of care will be the best fit for a senior is complicated.

From assisted living and retirement homes to

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Q: How can hospice and home care assistance companies such as SYNERGY work together?

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The first step to caring for a loved one is recognizing they need care. Sometimes this can sneak up on you slowly or it can happen overnight. At least 70 percent of the people in this country will eventually

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At SYNERGY HomeCare, our passion is meeting the needs of home care services not only for seniors in the Oklahoma City and Edmond areas, but also for

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Is there a particularly challenging diagnosis for seniors?

It depends on what diagnosis you are talking about and the

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There's a popular anonymous quote that says, "The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out." While silly, the quote brings up a valid point that many caregivers have to deal with - it's hard to keep a heart-healthy diet exciting!

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From hanging the mistletoe to searching for gift ideas on the Internet, Elders' Elves were hard at work helping seniors tackle their holiday to-do lists this holiday season.

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Generally speaking, people who are turning 65 or 66 right now are in full retirement, and those people already have access to full Social Security benefits.

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With the changing weather keeping you and aging parent or care-receiver from enjoying the outdoors, you might be trying to think of fun ways to spend your time inside the house.

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We are in the middle of a busy season. Between Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the New Year, the "most wonderful time of the year" can whiz by in a blur if you are providing home care assistance for an aging parent or loved one.

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The holidays can be an emotional, challenging and stressful time for anyone.  With the shopping, the decorations, the errands, the parties and the church activities, there does not seem to be enough time in a day to do it all. 

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This is a common question from those in need of in home care in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area.

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One industry that always seems to be hiring us health care and that tops the list of companies hiring this week on the Fox network with Cheryl Casone, FOX Business Network. 

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Stacey Travis brings more than 20 years of experience to the team in the area of Operations Assistant. Her background in the medical field varies from a hospital environment to office billing and scheduling to patient care.

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SYNERGY HomeCare’s Megan Watson, community relations representative, shared with us some of the photos from the Sept. 28 “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” presented by the Alzheimer’s Association at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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SYNERGY was part of a “Healthy Aging® Conference’ recently at S. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, which included several in home care companies in Oklahoma City.

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SYNERGY caregivers meet monthly as a team for in-service training and, in that meeting, we recognize some of the most outstanding individuals in the business of in home care in Oklahoma City.

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SYNERGY HomeCare is taking big steps toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease with our participation in the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 27 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma City elder care companies will be out in force to show support for such a worthy cause.

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(These comments were posted on Caring.com, the No. 1 source of senior-care reviews, information and support.)

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A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors?

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What sets us apart from other home-care agencies? We conduct monthly In-Service training for our employees, when community experts come in and provide professional information and insight on real-life issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression in seniors and many other subjects. We don’t just provide hand-out information. We are dedicated to deliver the best in home care services for seniors and special needs home care.

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Greg G. and his sisters are grateful for SYNERGY. Recently, their Dad, who has Alzheimer's, suffered a dramatic downturn in his health. They needed immediate help and they got it with one phone call to SYNERGY HomeCare of Edmond.

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