According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one-third of all seniors live by themselves. That means that one-third of our senior population is attempting to take care of themselves while suffering from age-related challenges, medical problems, and, in some cases, mental health problems. Many cannot drive to get where they need to go and even struggle with managing their finances and medication.Read More
Family caregivers have been struggling with caregiver burnout for longer than most can remember. “Compassion fatigue” was penned decades ago to describe the physiological effects experienced by professional caregivers. Today, the term has resurfaced in the health care field as the buzzword to describe the toll it has taken on caregivers as they battle the ups and downs of COVID-19.Read More
With the uncertainty of living with COVID-19, the considerations for transitioning from hospital or rehab to home have changed considerably, particularly for seniors. Similarly, with safety in mind, many seniors are voluntarily transitioning from assisted or skilled nursing facilities to home under the care of a single caregiver to minimize exposure to the coronavirus.Read More
Often, adult children and other family members fail to consider how caring for an aging parent or loved one can impact the dynamics of their family relationships until they are face to face with the situation. Siblings and close family members can live next door to one another, in the same city or across the country, but the challenge of providing care and what it will mean to them as family caregivers can be stressful. Even the strongest of relationships can become strained when roles change and people become more than sons, daughters, brothers, and sisters and take on the role of caregiver.Read More
When thinking of caregivers, you may picture a female around 20-30 years old, assisting an elderly person. While this isn’t an inaccurate assumption, it isn’t quite fair. Today, more and more people are taking on the role of ‘caregiver.’ Whether they are caregivers of family members or by professional employment, people of a different race, age and gender are contributing to this role of service. Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners and friends.Read More
Hospital aftercare in your own home offers a safe alternative to rehab or a nursing facility where exposure to COVID-19 is higher and caregivers have several patients to attend to which means your needs may lag attention. Post-hospitalization, recovering from a car accident or surgery—SYNERGY HomeCare home care ensures a speedy recovery, reducing the risk of readmission.
The best reasons for choosing in-home care for hospital aftercare are one-on-one care, faster recovery time, and reduced risk of exposure to coronavirus.Read More