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January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month!

January is National Winter Sports TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Awareness month!

According to Consumer Health Digest, there are approximately 1.7 million head injuries annually in the United States.  Of the 1.7 million, about 52,000 die every year due to the TBI.

The most common cause of injury is due to falling or crashing while skiing or skating.

Risk of Injuries Info

The Consumer Health Digest recommends these tips to prevent head injuries:

  • Wear properly fitted and well-maintained safety equipment like helmets
  • Establish safety rules like no direct hits to the head or other dangerous activities during play
  • Encourage safe playing techniques and encourage individuals to strictly follow rules of play during winter sports activities.

If you suspect a concussion or other head injury:

  • Immediately remove the suspected person from the game/play.
  • Get that individual evaluated by a medical professional to check for signs of a concussion
  • Do not return the person to play until the medical professional has given an "all clear" to return to play

Please feel free to get more information here at the Consumer Health Digest website!


If you or someone you know has a TBI and needs an experienced caregiver, please give SYNERGY HomeCare a call!  We have trained caregivers that would be delighted to assist your loved one.

April 09, 2021

The National Institute on Aging describes respite care as “short-term relief for primary caregivers.” Respite care is often provided for family members who are providing full-time care to aging family members. However, respite care can also be provided to caregivers of a family member with special needs.

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September 22, 2020

As we age, the fear of falling becomes top of mind. Often this fear keeps older adults from everyday activities such as visiting with friends, shopping or going for a walk. 

Fear of falling can lead to a reduction in activity that affects their health. The good news is that seniors can ease this fear and remain both physically and socially active by practicing a few fall prevention guidelines.

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March 23, 2016

If you have a loved one in the family who is struggling with memory loss or cognitive impairment, you have a choice to make: do you help care for them at home with assistance from an in-home dementia caregiver, continue to try and offer care by yourself or relocate them to a care facility?

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