Arms Around Family Caregivers - February 2015

Improving Your Well Being in 2015

As a family caregiver, you think beyond your own needs and put the welfare of your loved ones above your own. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we commend your daily selflessness, and want to provide you with the tools you need to live a healthy and happy life in 2015!

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Great Books about Alzheimer's for Caregivers 

Alzheimer's care providers work very hard to keep their clients healthy, happy and calm; however the job can sometimes become overwhelming. Talking to other caregivers and family members of seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia is a great way to get valuable advice and sympathy, but sometimes it's even more helpful to read a book that gives an in-depth understanding of the disease and its effect on those who have it.

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Keeping Your Heart-Healthy Meals Exciting

There's a popular anonymous quote that says, "The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good, spit it out." While silly, the quote brings up a valid point that many caregivers have to deal with - it's hard to keep a heart-healthy diet exciting! If you provide at-home senior care for a client who has or is at risk for heart disease, you're not alone. Heart disease is the No. 1 most common cause of death for those 65 and older, according to Everyday Health, and a heart-healthy diet is one of the main ways to prevent it. 

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Tech Tools That Can Help Seniors and Their Caregivers

Senior-care technology is a fast-growing industry, which is constantly coming up with new ways to help seniors stay independent and make caregiving a little easier. Technology is a great way for providers of in home care for seniors to get some help with some of the more difficult caregiving tasks. Take a look at these three ways tech tools can help senior care providers and their clients:

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#Mission 22

SYNERGY HomeCare has always been proud to support our veterans.  Did you know that more soldiers are lost AT HOME than in all of our current combat missions abroad? Just this year, more than 7,000 veterans will lose the battle against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other trauma-related disorders. Mission22 is an effort to bring awareness to this shocking statistic and stop it from growing.

Throughout the nation, Mission22 is enlisting civilians to share the story and "claim a number 22" - on buses, street signs, jerseys, race cars, or anywhere a 22 is found.  A memorial will also be created, honoring the soldiers lost at home every day and reminding us of their sacrifices.  You can help raise awareness by changing your social media profile picture or posting an image of a 22 on Instagram.  You can also share the Mission22 video, which tells the personal story of a Delta Force veteran and his struggle with PTSD. Please contact [email protected] for assistance to show your support. To learn more, please visit