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Caregiving

February 22, 2018

SYNERGY HomeCare of Billings is proud to present our Caregiver of the Month Robin Woods. Robin has been part of our team of caregivers since July of 2015.

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October 03, 2017

You might not think that your poor sleep habits are affecting the rest of your life that much, but you would be mistaken. Especially as a family caregiver, you need to do everything possible to get some decent sleep consistently.

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September 05, 2017

If you and your aging family member are worried about how she can possibly start exercising and stay safe while doing so, this list can help you do just that.

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August 22, 2017

We are proud to announce our Caregiver of the Month for August Mary Gunderson! Mary has been a caregiver for SYNERGY HomeCare of Billings since September 2014.

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August 15, 2017

Here are some frequently asked questions about foot care for aging loved ones.

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August 01, 2017

For many women, a stroke is the furthest thing from our minds. Unless you are responsible for the care of an elderly relative, it is just not something that we think about very often.

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July 25, 2017

We are proud to announce our Caregiver of the Month for July. Gordon Erickson or otherwise known as our "Gentle Giant". Gordon has been part of our caregiving team since December 2015.

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July 18, 2017

If your elderly loved one is in the market for a new car, some very specific features can help her stay safe while driving. Some might even help her stay in the driver's seat a little bit longer.

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July 04, 2017

In many situations, finding the reason for an elderly loved one's unpleasant mood can help you to solve the problem behind the mood.

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June 22, 2017

Join me in congratulating Nancy Berger who is our current Caregiver of the Month. Nancy, has been a Caregiver with SYNERGY HomeCare since March 2014. 

 

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June 13, 2017

Huntington’s disease is an illness that is incurable, and that, unfortunately, completely takes away one’s independence. Due to the damage and the breaking down of nerve cells in the brain, the sufferer loses control of everything from speech to bodily movements.

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June 09, 2017

SYNERGY HomeCare of Billings has been a community partner with St. John’s Lutheran Ministries since 2009, caring for many of their residents throughout several of their senior care locations.

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June 01, 2017

If you are a family caregiver for a senior adult, the thought of your aging loved one developing Alzheimer’s disease can be a terrifying prospect. This progressive condition is life-changing and will completely alter the way that you look at the future of your caregiver journey with your senior. 

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May 16, 2017

Millions of older adults throughout the United States suffer falls each year. Many of these falls result in very serious injuries that can diminish their quality of life, reduce their mobility and functioning, and even increase the risk of death. 

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May 02, 2017

As you spend time outside with your elderly parent, make sure you're keeping safety in mind. Summer is a prime time for heat exhaustion, sunburns, and insect bites. Here are tips on safely spending time outside this summer.

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April 04, 2017

In order to help your parent through the changes that growing older brings, help them keep as much independence as they can and support them in the least obtrusive ways when they can’t. 

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March 21, 2017

You’ve been facing a difficult circumstance lately. Your mother, in her late 70s or maybe even in her 80s, is having difficulty taking care of herself. She has said 'no' to home care, but you know it would be best. Now what?

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March 07, 2017

March is National Color Therapy Month. In your role as a family caregiver this is a unique and meaningful opportunity for you to learn more about the power of color and how you can integrate it into your regular care routine with your senior. 

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February 21, 2017

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease as early as possible is so important for your elderly loved one. Too often, however, family members try to put off the diagnosis out of fear.

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February 07, 2017

Endometrial cancer occurs in women and develops in the uterus. Some doctors believe that this disease is the result of a genetic mutation within the cells of the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. 

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January 31, 2017

After your parent suffers a heart attack, it is important as their family caregiver that you encourage them to make the decisions that are right for their needs and for their goal of achieving and maintaining better health. Part of this might be starting cardiac rehabilitation. 

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January 31, 2017

SYNERGY HomeCare Billings owner, Connie Begger, will be presenting the Virtural Dementia Tour to attendees of Canyon Creek's "Grab-a-Plate" free dining/education event.

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January 24, 2017

Each year throughout the United States more than 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries are performed on patients over the age of 45. As their family caregiver, it can be beneficial for you to know what to expect when it comes to this surgery. 

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January 17, 2017

Suffering a heart attack is not a single experience in life. Instead, it is the beginning of a journey comprised of regaining strength and health, and taking the steps necessary to enjoy a healthier, more active, and more beneficial quality of life.

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January 10, 2017

The winter months are filled with frigid temperatures and dangerous, icy conditions that can make outdoor activities hazardous for seniors. Luckily, there are plenty of activities your elderly parent can participate in without going outside.

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January 03, 2017

Every minute in the United States, one more person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The disease is irreversible and one that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. But with each passing year, researchers are discovering medications and alternative therapies that are producing results and reducing cognitive decline.

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December 27, 2016

Dealing with an arthritis flare is no fun at all for your elderly loved one. Here are some tips for getting through these times with the least amount of problems possible.

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December 21, 2016

Unfortunately, regardless of the benefits that home care can give to your senior, they might not be receptive to the idea of having a care provider. Use these tips to help you handle resistance to home care.

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December 19, 2016

Come enjoy a free, week-long health fair and informational event in January at Affinity of Billings, located at 4215 Montana Sapphire Drive, Billings!

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December 13, 2016

Being able to decipher the difference between a heart attack and heartburn can be a challenging job, but knowing the symptoms should make this task much easier for you and your senior loved one.

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December 06, 2016

Use these tips to help you handle being stuck on the road during extreme winter weather.

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November 30, 2016

Eating can be challenging for many seniors, but these tips should help your loved one regain their appetite. 

 

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November 22, 2016

Experts estimate that approximately 23 million people throughout the United States suffer from fall seasonal allergies. Knowing how to help your parent cope with these allergies can help them to live a higher quality of life throughout the season and be able to enjoy everything that this time of year has to offer.

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November 15, 2016

When an elderly loved one no longer drives, it helps to have a variety of different transportation options available for her so that she still maintains her independence.

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November 09, 2016

Use these tips to help a senior with hearing loss engage at Thanksgiving dinner.

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November 01, 2016

Use these tips to help you care for a senior in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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October 26, 2016

Understanding what symptoms to look for will give you a better idea of whether or not bipolar disorder is something you should be concerned about.

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October 18, 2016

With these tips, your loved one will be able to stay safe during a fire emergency, while also lowering their risk of death during these emergencies.

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October 11, 2016

These are just a few ideas to help your aging parent stay fit, healthy, and happy. 

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October 04, 2016

As the season changes so do your needs. SYNERGY Homecare Billings provides the following services for our clients and their families during the holiday season.

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October 04, 2016

Try these tips in order to make your loved one much safer in their home. 

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September 28, 2016

Brenda has been a loyal and valued team member, often going above and beyond what is asked of her.

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September 27, 2016

Use these tip to help protect your elderly loved one with immobility from skin irritation and damage.

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September 21, 2016

October is Adopt a Dog Month, the ideal opportunity for you to encourage your aging parent to open their heart and home to a dog that is in need of care and love.

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September 13, 2016

If you are a caregiver for a loved one with seasonal allergies, read on for more facts about this allergen and what you can do to help your loved one feel great throughout ragweed allergy season.

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September 07, 2016

The body goes through many changes as it gets older, but these tips should help your loved one feel and look younger for years to come.

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August 31, 2016

Here are just a few of the many ways seniors and their caregivers can participate in International Day of Charity this year.

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August 24, 2016

Here are some of the ways that your parent can prepare their body for heart surgery.

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August 17, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease may not currently have a cure, but there are some activities that can be done to help strengthen your loved one’s memory. 

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August 12, 2016

The management team for SYNERGY HomeCare Billings, along with owner Connie Begger, will be attending an 8 hour continuing education workshop on October 11, 2016.

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August 11, 2016

Come join Synergy HomeCare at Montana Fair! For one day only, seniors get in FREE to MT Fair, 2016. Aug 15th is Senior Day at the fair. 

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August 10, 2016

Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and rhythmic exercise are just a few ways seniors can diminish their worries and stress.

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August 10, 2016

This Friday, August 12, Synergy HomeCare is sponsoring a hole for the 3rd annual Mulligans for Memories Golf Tournament at Lake Hills Golf Course, Billings Heights. 

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August 09, 2016

SYNERGY HomeCare Billings has teamed up with Primerica of Billings to offer a free "Freedom From Debt" workshop on Aug 11 and Aug 20. 

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August 04, 2016

Being a sandwich generation caregiver is not an easy job. With a support system and these tips, the job should be a little easier to manage.

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July 28, 2016

You've finally decided to take a break from being your loved one's primary caregiver, but you're not sure how to really implement it. Try some of these ideas.

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July 20, 2016

Vacations are supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy the company of the people you love, but if the rental does not accommodate the elder’s needs, they will be miserable during the trip. Look for these features when trying to find the perfect vacation rental for your loved one.

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July 14, 2016

Family caregivers usually have a reason for neglecting their own self-care. Here are some of the main ones.

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April 20, 2016

Everyone who cooks regularly appreciates easy-to-use kitchen appliances or gadgets. For seniors, having the right cooking tools and utensils can make meal preparation much easier, safer and help them maintain their independence in regards to performing dexterous tasks in the kitchen. If you know a senior who enjoys cooking, here are three food-prep tools that can help them handle the more demanding everyday kitchen jobs.

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February 10, 2015

"Show A Senior Some Love" Raises Spirits of Many with the help of a Girl Scout Troop in Billings, MT

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November 19, 2014

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