The Day by Day Approach

For the many people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers, daily activities can be a challenge. No matter how hopeful you are for the future, your day-by-day approach to life with this disease affects your outlook and your health. The best medicine is often a personal strategy to overcome the obstacles we face each day and become active participants in our everyday life.



Industry Outlook

CMS Implements New Law on Hospice, Home Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has begun implementing a new law that requires physicians to meet face-to-face with individuals looking to be certified for Medicare home health services and Medicare hospice services.

Are School Nurses Disappearing?
From skinned knees to serious allergic reactions, school nurses play a critical role in our education system. Yet less than half of the public schools in the U.S. today have a full-time nurse on staff, posing a real threat to the health and well-being of our children.

Lawsuits Aren't Improving Nursing Home Care
High-quality nursing homes get sued almost as often as low-quality nursing homes, a new study shows. Researchers say the finding illustrates that litigation, or the threat of litigation, doesn't lead to improvements in patient care.


Parkinson's Care Resources

Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Patients aren't the only people who need to know about Parkinson's disease. Nurses, case workers and other medical professionals can grow their knowledge of the disease and better ways to care for Parkinson's victims.

10 Tips to Get Moving and Stay Active
Former our de France winner and Parkinson's patient Davis Phinney is an advocate for staying active while having Parkinson's. He maintains a regular workout schedule. Here are 10 tips from him.

Managing Your PD
After the onset comes daily life with Parkinson's. This page can help you manage nutrition, symptoms, medication and much more.


Did You Say the "A" Word?

Unfortunately, the "A" word or specifically "Alzheimer's" is becoming increasingly familiar in more and more households. The odds are that you have a family member, friend, colleague or acquaintance that is currently battling some stage of this growing disease. Family members of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's struggle with the emotional toll that attaches to it and decisions have to be made on the type and level of care needed...


New Offices

Congratulations to all of the SYNERGY HomeCare locations that opened in March 2011!

Synergy HomeCare of Manhattan
David Muson

Synergy HomeCare of Hudson County
John Leiberman