The Longest Day is held annually on the summer solstice. The duration of the sunrise to sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers face daily. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love in order to honor people facing this disease.
At SYNERGY HomeCare, we honor The Longest Day by hosting a full day of webinars to provide you and your support system the tools and resources needed to help you care for those living with Alzheimer's. Several of these webinars will also be beneficial to families whose lives have been impacted by age or illness.
Subject Matter Expert – Carla Sutter
Ms. Sutter is the Director of Operations for SYNERGY HomeCare. She holds her Master’s Degree in social work and is a certified Advanced Case Manager. Ms. Sutter has dedicated over 25 years to helping clients and families care for themselves and others whose needs are changing due to age or illness.
Changing Roles and Responsibilities of the Care Partner
This seminar focuses on providing care partners with strategies for coping with the family changes that occur after diagnosis of a chronic or progressive illness.
Beyond the Clinic Doors
Advocating for Yourself in the Healthcare System
Seminar participants will learn ways to advocate for themselves within the healthcare system, develop questions to ask doctors and learn when or why to change providers and how to have a voice with providers.
Community Resources from A to Z
Navigating the Maze of Senior and Chronic Care Resources
It used to be that the majority of seniors retired to a nursing home for their later years. Now, most seniors receive care in their own homes provided by paid and unpaid caregivers. This session will provide participants with tools to evaluate the needs of an older adult living at home and understand the costs and benefits of different resources including in-home care, nutrition options, socialization programs, transportation and home safety modifications.
Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia and its Impact on Caregiving
This seminar will help enhance one’s understanding on how the stages of Alzheimer’s impacts the plan of care for in-home and community based services. Participants will learn about resources and adaptive devices to assist those with cognitive declines and how changes to the environment can enhance quality of life.