If you’re like most people, you’re looking for the best care available for yourself and your family. As your loved ones experience the physical and emotional effects of aging such as memory-related disorders (dementia and Alzheimer’s), illness or injury, you’re seeking reassurance that their safety, comfort, dignity and well-being will be protected as they continue to live independently in their homes.
At SYNERGY™ HomeCare, we know how hard it is to entrust someone else with the health, safety and happiness of your loved one. You may wonder, “Can I trust this person in my home? Will they be nice to my senior mother? Do they know how to care for someone with Alzheimer’s?”
You want an experienced, responsible caregiver. We understand that a true companion must share similar interests with your senior parent and understand their emotional and physical needs. We provide caregiver recommendations based on the customized care plan we develop with you, as well as the individual skills and strengths of our caregivers.
You and your family are encouraged to stay involved in the planning of your senior parent’s care; we will never make a decision for you. We will always notify you of any change in their condition and at any time, you can reach your local office to discuss the plan of care.
To protect you and your family, SYNERGY® HomeCare takes on all the responsibility of employing and managing your caregiver. Each SYNERGY® HomeCare caregiver is:
- Our W-2 employee
- Bonded and insured
- Screened through a national criminal background check
- Sex Offender
- Traffic Convictions
- Social Security Verification
- Skip Traces
- Tuberculosis (TB) tested
- Offered ongoing training
- Managed with performance assessments
Home Care Services
In-home care is a great way to get the help you need. You may be a senior who needs assistance with daily living activities, so trust our caregivers to help with meal preparation or personal care. You may also be caring for your aging parent and just need someone to be with them while you run errands. Home care services are versatile, flexible, and customized for your comfort, peace of mind and well-being.
If you’re caring for a senior parent, you may feel frazzled as you juggle caregiving duties with work, parenting and managing your own household. If you’re like a nearly a third of American adults, you spend an average of 20 hours per week caring for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member. As your parent grows older, caregiving can quickly turn into a full-time duty requiring 40 or more hours per week.
Under even the best of circumstances, caregiving can disrupt your usual work and social life, sleep habits, exercise routine, household duties and finances. Eventually it can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. After all, you can’t be on-call 24/7. And you still want to preserve the relationship with your parents as a family member, not purely a caregiver.
Respite for Family Caregivers
While caring for your aging parent is a labor of love, it is still labor. As you spend more and more of your time caring for your senior parent, you may find yourself giving up favorite hobbies and vacations, saying no to friends, feeling distracted at work and getting more stressed with your spouse and children. Over time, juggling caregiving with work, raising children and managing a household increases your risk for depression, chronic illness and a decline in your overall quality of life.
When seniors return home from a hospital stay, they are confronted with many new and unexpected challenges. If they struggle to read fine print, it can be difficult to decipher prescriptions and manage new medications. Even if they suffer from memory loss, their health depends on remembering and following discharge instructions while making and keeping follow-up doctor’s appointments. It can also be a struggle to obtain the physical assistance and in-home support they require while they recuperate. Is it any wonder that nearly one-fifth of seniors are re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital, usually with a different condition than they were originally admitted for?
The good news is that SYNERGY® HomeCare can provide the help your senior loved one needs to fully recover at a time when patients are leaving the hospital sicker and quicker than ever before.
Caregiving is not easy for anyone. If you don’t live near your aging parent, you may wonder if what you’re doing is enough to oversee your loved one’s care. Even if you live nearby, you may discover the problems you or your loved one are facing are becoming larger and more complex than you can comfortably manage. Or maybe your life’s other responsibilities have grown to the point you are unable to provide the level of supervision and attention to your loved one’s care that you wish.
We’re here to help. While we don’t deliver medical care, we can oversee your loved one’s care through our care management services. We will keep you and your family members—whether living nearby or far away—informed, involved and confident that your loved one is enjoying a healthy, safe and independent lifestyle.
Our care managers act as your senior parent’s “coach,” helping to ensure they follow doctor’s orders, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially if a senior has memory difficulties or problems reading fine print. Our care managers can assist your aging parent with:
SYNERGY® HomeCare opens the door to peace of mind by providing the high quality care your loved ones deserve.
Please visit our website at: http://www.synergyhomecare.com/agencies/tx/houston/tx01/