Memory Care Solutions
Memory Care Solutions.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
We are all defined by the bonds we make and keep in our lives, it is how we connect to the people around us. This is what life is about. And that is why facing dementia as a family is so personal. Memory changes, like with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other conditions where memory is affected can leave a person, and a family feeling lost. Like you, we at SYNERGY HomeCare want to delay the decline in memory and maintain function. Our caregivers are here to guide and support.
There are few diseases that have as profound an impact on the families of the patients as Alzheimer's disease. As the family caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed by the growing need to protect the safety and health of someone you love who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. If so, you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer's Association, as of June 20171, there are more than 15 million people in the United States providing home care to a loved one with Alzheimer's.
To minimize the impact of Alzheimer's disease on you, the family caregiver, there are a number of steps that you can take to help take care of not only your parent but yourself and other family members as well.
Why SYNERGY HomeCare?
Memory can be sustained longer when thing remains familiar, like being able to stay in one’s home longer. New, unfamiliar surroundings like a new residence or assistive-facility may be too much to adjust to. Adjusting to a facility schedule that guides when to take medications, when to shower, when to eat, etc can be the exact opposite of how your loved one wants to do things. At SYNERGY Homecare, our caregivers will work with you and your loved one to pick the right time in the day to get the day’s activities done. At SYNERGY HomeCare, with the help of our detailed and personalized care plan, our caregivers will know how frequently each non-medical activity will need to be done to maintain good health, enhance their quality of life and bolster their independence.
For many living with memory troubles, staying active and engaged is key. Our caregivers are wonderful here as well. We seek out and retain social, friendly people who can keep a conversation going. Having someone to talk with during the day is hugely important to feeling engaged, and keeping our mental and physical health. We can help provide that one on one attention. We can also create a calendar of social outings and adventures, as appropriate, for our caregivers to participate in with your loved one.
While there are universal components that our caregivers understand when working with any of our clients, our SYNERGY HomeCare team members receive extensive and specialized training around Alzheimer’s and Dementia which allows us to offer a tailored approach to care.
Our care team members can assist with:
- Adapting the home environment to enhance safety and independence
- Provide transportation for medical, community and social appointments
- Reminders for medication
- Provide enhanced social activities appropriate to the needs of the client
- Offer meal planning and preparation to ensure good nutritional supports
- Personal care: grooming, personal hygiene, and dressing
- Light household tasks