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Aging comes with a variety of physical problems. To alleviate these challenges, seniors often move to nursing homes or have in-home care to help them with their ailments and day-to-day activities. 

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Winter is an incredible opportunity to curl up with a great book, read a magazine or watch a movie with the family. We're building Family Resources so you can exactly those things while you beat the winter chill indoors.

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Tired of making money for someone else, Jay Kiley cashed in his career in the banking business and invested in himself - opening a SYNERGY HomeCare franchise.

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Dale Dalbey is a Super Dad who’s been doing it all — on his own. After adopting his son as a single dad, Dalbey decided to become a business owner. He now owns SYNERGY HomeCare Emerald Coast.

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When family caregivers get overwhelmed and feel like they aren’t doing enough or that they don’t want to do it anymore, it’s nice to not feel alone. Some of these statistics help by working as a coping mechanism.

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John. James, Mary and Linda. If you are part of the baby boomer generation, you likely know a lot of people with those names. As the times change, so do the popular names. So what would your name be if you were born today?

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Growing old is inevitable. Doing it right is a choice. Here are some ideas to grow old gracefully. Cheers to #8!

 

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Five ways to take care of YOU while taking care of someone else without feeling selfish - because you’re not!

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If you are having a hard time getting your parents to part with their possessions, here is a step-by-step guide to help you clean up their past.

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Is your elderly parents’ house packed with possessions, but they don’t want to part with a single piece? Here are some ways to get them on board with a plan to declutter.

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While caring for your aging parent is a labor of love, it is still labor. You may find yourself giving up favorite hobbies and vacations, feeling distracted at work and getting more stressed with your spouse and children. Here are some suggestions on how to take care of yourself while taking care of someone else.

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Every caregiver needs to create a detailed list of medications for his or her patient. Here’s a look at what exactly needs to be on it.

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As a caregiver it is up to you to manage your loved one’s medications so the patient stays healthy and is not harmed by a potential deadly mistake.

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Sleeping is a key component to good health. There are several factors to may interrupt one’s ability to get a good night’s rest and ultimately impact their overall well-being.

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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. A look at what you can do to reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies

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Skin cancer is treatable if caught early. Here are the signs to look for so you can get to the doctor in time.

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Taking care of elderly parents is even more difficult if you live far from each other. This article explains what you need to do to get organized, so things go as smoothly as possibly.

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You’ve heard the saying, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. The same applies to our bodies as we age. Weakness and mobility issues can be linked to a person’s lack of moving in the first place. Exercise is important, no matter what your age. Start moving again with these six workouts for seniors.

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It’s time to take advantage of your chronological credentials and use your senior discount. If you saved a dollar a day by asking for your 50+ benefit, you’d have over $300 at the end of the year. Check out this website that lists more than 250,000 businesses that offer discounts to people over 50.

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Talking about death is never easy. Here are five important questions to ask your aging parents before it’s too late.

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Eating too much sugar can put seniors at risk for a variety of health problems, and most of the sugar they consume is hidden in foods they may eat every day.

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1 in 4 people over age 60 have diabetes. A look at how one senior’s handling his diabetes diagnosis, and some warning signs of the disease to be aware of.

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What is Sundowner’s Syndrome ? How does this form of Alzheimer’s Disease impact the sufferer and the family responsible for his/her care.  

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There is a new push to make sure seniors get immunized for devastating diseases like pneumonia, shingles, and whooping cough. Caregivers can play a vital role in making sure seniors get these important shots.

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Whether healthy or unhealthy, Baby Boomers will live longer and will need someone to take care of them.  That burden will fall to the family unless professional caregivers step in to help.

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An estimated one in 10 older people experiences some form of abuse every year.  The far-reaching health effects of elder abuse can be devastating.

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One woman’s story of how she suddenly became a caregiver to her aging father - a role she wasn’t quite ready to accept.

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A look at six of the challenges caregivers face – some when they are first starting out, some after they have been caregivers for a while.

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There are so many different diets today catering to many different people depending on their goals. The MIND diet focuses on eating “brain healthy” foods, like berries and green vegetables.

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Forget flowers and jewelry, here are some suggestions for age appropriate and useful Mother’s Day gifts for the elderly mother.

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When riots broke out in the streets of Baltimore, SYNERGY HomeCare made sure clients were served, and caregivers were safe. 

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“Dad’s hearing has gotten so bad that I have to shout.” “Mom forgets even having conversations with me – never mind remembering what we talked about.” Sound familiar? Communicating with elderly parents, whether they are suffering from dementia or not, can be frustrating.

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A 73-year-old widow wrecks her car. Her adult son, realizing it is no longer safe, insists she stop driving. His stubborn mother argues she’s perfectly capable and doesn’t need a chauffeur. It takes a long time before she grudgingly admits he was right.

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It’s not always easy to recognize the time has come for your aging parents to stop driving. And seniors often refuse to give up their keys, even when it’s obvious they should.

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Kyle’s 84-year-old father called with good news: He had won a sweepstakes! He just needed to pay a fee to collect a very large cash prize. Kyle was instantly suspicious. “Dad, this sounds like a scam. Did you even enter a sweepstakes?”

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With more than 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next 10-20 years, and most of those people hoping to stay living at home for as long as they can, it’s no wonder businesses catering to the senior market are booming.

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“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” The line from a classic television commercial about a senior safety device has been the butt of jokes for years. The reality is that falls among seniors are a serious danger, and the consequences can be life threatening.

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