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Cold Weather Tips to Keep Seniors Safe

Scroll below to view SYNERGY Owner and Certified Senior Advisor Ruth Busalacchi's recent appearance on The Morning Blend. Ruth shares important information on ways we can help our older friends, neighbors and family members stay safe when the temperature drops and wind chills make the weather dangerous.

 

Honoring All Who Served

On May 23, 2019, SYNERGY HomeCare, the City of Greenfield, and Hometown Hospice and Home Care were again proud to honor veterans at a special ceremony and ice cream social. Veterans attending the event were individually recognized and presented with certificates of appreciation and pins.

To raise money for Fisher House Wisconsin (simply put a Ronald McDonald House for Veterans and their families), we raffled off a beautiful quilt made and donated by Joyce Weinert. Thanks to the generosity of those attending, a donation of $500 was made to Fisher House Wisconsin.

Photo left to right: Jennifer Kiefer, Fisher House Wisconsin; Joyce Weinert, Quilter; Catherine Crisp,
Quilt Winner; Ruth Busalacchi, President/Owner SYNERGY HomeCare; John Doczy,
Account Representative Hometown Hospice and Home Care 

 

Honoring All Who Served

SYNERGY HomeCare was proud to again co-sponsor the Veterans Recognition and Ice Cream Social at the Greenfield Community Center. This year's event was Thursday, May 24. To raise money for Fisher House Wisconsin, we raffled off a beautiful quilt made and donated by Joyce Weinert. Thanks to the generosity of those attending, we raised $500 for Fisher House Wisconsin.

Photo left to right: Jennifer Kiefer, Fisher House Wisconsin; Kathy Shamali, Quilt Winner; Joyce Weinert, Quilter

Happy Holidays to Our Friends at Hill Crest!

SYNERGY HomeCare was pleased to donate a Christmas tree to the Hill Crest independent living community in Greenfield. Over the years we've developed a special relationship with residents and staff at Hill Crest, High Grove, Prairie View and Crest View - independent living communities in the Woodland Ridge Senior Neighborhood in Greenfield.

Hill Crest residents, including our friend Shirley, did a beautiful job decorating the tree!!

 

November was National Caregiver Month.

Visit our Facebook Page to Meet our Winner, April Dewitt. 

Congratulations, April!


Veterans Event Raises $500 for Fisher House Wisconsin

On May 25, 2017, SYNERGY HomeCare, the City of Greenfield, and Hometown Hospice and Home Care honored veterans at a special ceremony and ice cream social. Veterans attending the event were individually recognized and presented with certificates of appreciation and pins.

Thanks to the creativity and generosity of Joyce Weinert and the WE Energies Quilt Guild, two beautiful quilts were raffled off.  SYNERGY HomeCare and Hometown Hospice and Home Care added to what the raffle raised to bring the total donated to Fisher House Wisconsin to $500.

Quilt Picture

Left to right:  Keith Brunnell, Korean War Veteran; Joyce Weinert; Johnathan Grubb, son of a Vietnam War Veteran. SYNERGY HomeCare is pleased and proud to have sponsored this event for the past four years. For more information regarding home care benefits for veterans please visit Veterans Homemaker Benefits.

Veteran takes advantage of VA Benefits Fox 6

Click Here to see the video of our first year sponsoring the event. 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR A FREE EVENT

Saturday, October 6, 2018

                      8:30-12:45

VMP Manor Park  8621 W. Beloit Rd., West Allis

Safety & Advance Care Planning Workshop for Seniors

& Their Loved Ones

Sponsored by SYNERGY HomeCare, Aurora Health Care and VMP Manor Park                                

Join our experts and bring your questions as we learn how to be safe in our homes and neighborhoods.            Topics include: 

  • safety tips for fall prevention and reducing accidents
  • scam and fraud awareness
  • emergency preparedness
  • medication safety
  • legal needs and advance care planning

Register online at aurora.org/events or call 888-863-5502 by September 28.

 

Summer Heat Safety Tips for Seniors

Stay Safe During Heat Wave:   

Stay cool  hydrated, and informed during extreme heat

A Notice from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin during the next several days, and the Department of Health Services is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heatwave. “Hot temperatures and humidity can be dangerous and even deadly,” said Jeanne Ayers, State Health Officer. “During this heatwave, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated, and check weather conditions before heading outside.”

Follow these tips to stay safe during extreme heat:

  • Stay in air conditioning. When possible, stay in air conditioning on hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, head to libraries, malls, and other public spaces to keep cool.
  • Check on loved ones. Be sure to check on older friends and neighbors who live alone and don’t have air conditioning. 
  • Avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day. If you have to be outside, stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent, air-conditioned breaks.
  • Beware of hot cars. Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time. On an 80 degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water on hot days. Avoid alcohol and hot, heavy meals. Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely. Pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.

Remember that anyone can get sick from the heat. In Wisconsin, people ages 15-34 are the most likely to go to the emergency room for getting sick from the heat. No matter your age or how healthy you are, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated and check the forecast before heading outside.

If you start feeling overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated or have muscle cramps, you could be experiencing heat illness. Move to air conditioning, drink water, get under a fan, and put on cool washcloths. If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve, go to the emergency room. 

More Summer Heat Safety Tips for Seniors View SYNERGY HomeCare's Summer Heat Safety Tips video.

 

 

BEST OF MILWAUKEE 2017

SYNERGY HomeCare is proud to be a runner-up in the Elder Care category of the Shepherd Express' annual Best of Milwaukee 2017 competition!

“We are very proud to receive this honor from the readers of the Shepherd Express. We continue to work very hard at providing quality care and service to the residents of southeastern Wisconsin who choose to remain safe and independent as long as possible in their homes, wherever home may be. This recognition validates for us the importance of the service we provide and the peace of mind we provide families.” - Ruth Busalacchi, owner/president, SYNERGY HomeCare,

According to the Shepherd Express, this competition is the “largest as ranked by number of voters, and most of all, for the value that winning or being nominated brings to local people, businesses, and organizations… also serves as a unique guide to the best the city has to offer…”

Congratulations to fellow runner-up, Ovation Communities, and to the Elder Care winner, Howard Village!

Cold Weather Tips to Keep Seniors Safe

Scroll below to view SYNERGY Owner and Certified Senior Advisor Ruth Busalacchi's recent appearance on The Morning Blend. Ruth shares important information on ways we can help our older friends, neighbors and family members stay safe when the temperature drops and wind chills make the weather dangerous.

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