Smile! SYNERGY HomeCare is offering a fun and easy way to support the Walk to End Alz with the #SeniorSelfie campaign. All you need to do is share your #SeniorSelfie on our Facebook page using the hashtags #SeniorSelfie and #EndAlz during August and September, and we’ll donate $5 per selfie for the first 1,500 selfies to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans, and it currently cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides care, support, research, and awareness and advocacy for those with Alzheimer’s.
While the #SeniorSelfie campaign is a fun and easy way to support the Alzheimer’s Association, SYNERGY HomeCare is also hoping to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. An early diagnosis can result in improved care and better quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. Although there is still no cure, caregivers can try to do as much as possible to make sure the individual is happy and healthy for as long as possible.
As a senior care services provider, you can be a valuable asset to an individual with Alzheimer’s by providing care that meets their personal needs.
Simple companionship provides many benefits for both the client and the caregiver. Social interaction is extremely important for mental health and emotional support. Feelings of loneliness and isolation can be an ongoing challenge for seniors living alone at home. Companion care can provide emotional support and stimulation to support mental health.
Personal Health and Hygiene
Some clients with dementia or Alzheimer’s need help with routine tasks such as dressing, bathing, eating, and taking medications. By assisting with these tasks, you can make sure the client’s basic needs are met, and their personal health and hygiene are taken care of. Memory loss can make it difficult to keep track of routine tasks, and in-home care providers can make sure the client’s health and hygiene are not overlooked.
It can be challenging to maintain a household as one ages. Cleaning and cooking are simple tasks that can make a significant impact on the quality of life of your clients. Everyone could use a little help keeping up with housework, and this can give your clients one less thing to worry about. Nutrition is also a challenge, and meal preparation can help ensure your client is eating a diet that is well-balanced and healthy.
Caregiving tasks often fall to family members, and that can have a physical and emotional toll that over time can strain their relationship. In-home care providers can relieve some of the burden and can take care of the personal care and homemaking tasks so the family member can focus on being there for their loved one.
The #SeniorSelfie campaign is open to everyone. While we love seeing photos of smiling seniors, Alzheimer’s affects everyone, and we welcome all support. To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s visit https://www.alz.org.
To share your #SeniorSelfie visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/synergyhomecare.