You probably have a loved one—most likely an aging parent— who needs non-medical home care. We’ve been in your shoes. We understand and can help. We’ll make you the family hero by providing compassionate home care for your loved one. Your family will appreciate your due diligence in selecting the right choice in home care.
You don’t want your adult children to be burdened with your need for some extra help with the day-to-day. Or maybe you don’t have any relatives nearby. LEARN MORE HERE, SENIORS
The good news is that our home care experience is extensive and we care for your loved one with the compassion that we’d give our own family member. We’ll even bet we share the same mantra: family first.
No matter who in your family needs some help at home, our secret sauce is what we are praised for, time and again. It's a mixture of compassion, love, empathy, and continuity of experienced care infused with strong communication, whether we’re with your loved one for a couple of hours or a 24/7 live-in arrangement.
If you’re shopping around for in-home care for a parent or loved one, you’re probably a little stressed about the process. And quite possibly tired of every home care agency telling you, “we’re the best.” It’s hard. Be sure to have prospective agencies explain their secret sauce!
According to a Gallup-Healthways study, more than 1 in 6 Americans working full-time or part-time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Family caregivers indicated that this assistance significantly affected their work life. Adult children don't want their parents to leave their homes due to age-related illness or impairment. Many family caregivers spend more than 25 hours a week — in addition to their outside job and managing their household/family — caring for elderly parents and family members.
With someone else to take care of daily caregiving needs, family members (that's you!) can return to simply enjoying their relationship with an aging parent. Instead of feeling overburdened and guilty, time together can be spent creating new and recalling old memories.
We provide care for everyone:
Those with disabilities, after hospital care, care Alzheimer's or dementia, help seniors maintain their independence, companionship, those who need around-the-clock care, children and adults with disabilities, those affected by Parkinson's, MS, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, quadriplegia, broken bones, limited vision, accident recovery—any situation that compassionate care will improve your quality of life.
Most people who are new at this, like you perhaps, approach us because they have an aging parent who needs in-home help. If that’s why you’re here, we recommend that you download this free guide on elder caregiving, “Where to Begin.” It will answer most of your questions and help you define a go-forward strategy.
While we do believe that our agency is a smart choice for non-medical in-home care, we’d like to prove it to you in real-time, and we begin that journey with an in-home care and safety assessment that costs you nothing. It's a good opportunity for you to learn about us as an agency and as caring professionals, as it involves our care team meeting with you and any other involved family members, and of course, your loved one, if you desire.
Basically, we learn everything we can about your loved one—when they take their prescription medicine /dosage to what their favorite foods are to habits, limitations, and so on. A home safety inspection is performed to identify potential safety hazards. We gather information about what you expect from caregiving so that we can meet or exceed your expectations. And a key part of our care is communication with you to have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is well cared for. We'll be sure to ask you to identify any problems, special needs, strengths, weaknesses, and resources, as well as evaluate your loved one's:
The benefit that towers above all others is the peace of mind you feel from knowing you've finally initiated care for the person who may have spent a lifetime caring for you. And some argue that they are more excited at the cost savings of home care versus an assisted living facility or nursing home. Most of our clients indicate they feel so much better from the peace of mind we offer, but they’re equally as happy about saving a lot of money by using in-home care.
Something that seems to be a sensitive topic for some adult children is breaking the news to their aging parents that they need in-home care. We work with you to help with the message delivery to your parents. We’ve done it so often that we understand the process an older person goes through when they believe they are losing their independence and others are beginning to control them. We know the right words, the explanations and the logic to convey to make this a smooth transition—just another benefit of home care. Download our Conversation on Aging, a guide to discussing in-home care with your aging parents.
In-home care is a cost-effective way for yourself, elderly parents, and other loved ones recuperating from a hospital stay or who cannot fully take care of themselves because of functional or cognitive disability. In fact, post-hospital patients who receive home care services are less likely to be readmitted for hospitalization.
And the little secret about in-home care that you'll never hear from an assisted living facility or nursing home: one-on-one, individual care is given by in-home caregivers, not one caregiver for every eight patients, like their facilities.
The beauty of in-home care is that it reinforces and supports the care provided by family members and friends while your loved one maintains their dignity and independence—and morale.
Are you coordinating caregiving from out of town? When you are confident that your home care provider is top-notch in caregiving and communication, there’s a certain peace of mind that accompanies that confidence. It may even help you sleep at night. We are there when you can’t be.
Our success speaks for us. We are proud of our reputation. Having a career, or as we say, ‘passion,’ where we help make others’ lives better through our compassionate home care, is why we are happily engaged in the calling of in-home care.
If your siblings and other family have appointed you as the designated home care detective, we will make you the family hero by providing the most complete details of what home care entails, why it works and how it will enrich your loved one’s quality of life. You’ll be able to share a blueprint of care with your siblings and family.
As professional and compassionate caregivers, you can trust your choice of SYNERGY HomeCare of Sheboygan to have all the bases covered, especially these, which are the answers to new clients’ most frequently asked questions:
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