by Brian McDonald
As of 4/16/2020
To our valued customers and colleagues,
In these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and health of clients and employees are always a top priority. Now more than ever, our business is you.
As we continue to monitor developments and navigate through these challenging circumstances, we want you to know that you can rely on us always to put your health and safety first.
From the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
How COVID-19 Spreads
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Before an Outbreak Occurs in Your Community PLAN AHEAD:
Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. There is limited information about who may be at risk for severe complications from COVID-19 illness. From the data that are available for COVID-19 patients, and from data for related coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, it is possible that older adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions may be at risk for more serious complications.
Early data suggest older people are more likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.
If you or your household members are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications, please consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. CDC will recommend actions to help keep people at high risk for complications healthy if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.
Get to know your neighbors. Talk with your neighbors about emergency planning. If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbors, information, and resources.
Identify aid organizations in your community. Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, health care services, support, and resources. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.
Create an emergency contact list. Ensure your household has a current list of emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. Identify a separate bathroom for the sick person to use, if possible. Plan to clean these rooms, as needed, when someone is sick. Learn how to care for someone with COVID-19 at home.
Again, your safety is our concern. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 763-205-4440.
Brian McDonald has been the owner of SYNERGY HomeCare Northeast Metro since 2013.
Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare. My name is Brian McDonald and I am the owner of SYNERGY’s Twin Cities Northeast Metro office.
As the owner of this business, and as someone who has experienced the need for caregiving in my family, I am committed to providing the highest quality in-home care for my clients. My promise, and that of our great team, is to treat your family like our family. We are here to make your life easier and more fulfilling by providing the help you or your loved one need to stay independent at home.
With over 90-years of healthcare experience, our management team knows what you expect for care. We will be by your side every step of the way, whether you live nearby or far away, to keep you informed, involved, and engaged in the care of your loved one–because life is short, and everyone deserves to make the most of it.
We are pleased to announce that for the SEVENTH year, we have been nationally recognized by our clients and caregivers as Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award. These prestigious awards are awarded to only the top ranking home care providers, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. SYNERGY HomeCare Northeast Metro is now ranked among a select few of the best home care providers in the country. Visit www.bestofhomecare.com to review these awards.
Also in 2016, SYNERGY HomeCare became an A+ Certified home care agency.
Only one of two home care agencies in Minnesota were recognized and awarded the A+ Certification rating by the Home Care Standards Bureau meeting stringent Quality, Ethics, and Code of Standards requirements. \
MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce Recognized SYNERGY HomeCare Northeast Metro as the 2017 Excellence in Business Award winner March 2018. Click here to see the video.
SYNERGY HomeCare has recently announced that it has become a member of the Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network (SPCN). By participating in this network, SYNERGY HomeCare staff members receive training and support to maximize quality of life for individuals, care partners and families living with Parkinson’s disease.
Staff member, Heather Benson, was trained as the Site Champion, and she will share their knowledge and skills with other staff members at SYNERGY HomeCare
This office serves the Twin Cities Northeast Metro, including: Afton, Andover, Bayport, Bethel, Blaine, Cedar, Center City, Chisago, Circle Pines, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Lindstrom, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, Marine On St. Croix, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, North Branch, Newport, North Oaks, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Scandia, Shafer, Stacy, Stillwater, St. Paul, Taylors Falls, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, and Wyoming. Contact us today to begin the conversation about care and to schedule a free in-home assessment.
Independently Owned & Operated
Awards we have earned by offering peace-of-mind to our clients. We are the TOP rated home care agency in Minnesota. 7 years Best of Home Care Provider of Choice, 4 years Employer of Choice. In 2019, the ONLY Leader in Excellence winner in Minnesota!
If you are the kind of person who gets satisfaction from bringing joy into other people's lives, a career at SYNERGY HomeCare could be the best job you've ever had.