Many people dream to age in place, sometimes in their long time home. However, as they age they may face challenges that can make this goal difficult to achieve. Challenges that may arise may include a fall risk, retiring from driving and difficulty with ADLs (bathing, dressing, etc). It’s not uncommon for someone to need support with these tasks, and bringing in professional support can be crucial in helping someone stay at home safely.
Home health care can mean a wide variety of things, so it’s helpful to take some time to think about what you or your loved one’s specific needs are. Will you need physical or occupational therapy? Do you need a provider with experience managing a certain condition, such as diabetes, dementia, or Alzheimer’s; physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medical social work, companion care, nursing care? Your loved one may need assistance with one, or all of these tasks, and their needs may change overtime. Synchrony Home Care Can provide your loved one with these services and much more- now and as your loved one’s needs change.
Lots of care providers can check the basic boxes of being able to administer medications or assist with daily tasks. What makes Synchrony’s high-quality care stand out is the staff’s ability to connect with their patients on a human level, and to demonstrate high levels of empathy and strong communication skills. Not only will your loved one’s physical needs be met and their safety be ensured, but they will also benefit from increased socialization and engagement. A great provider knows how to cultivate a compassionate and trusting relationship, which is just as important as providing quality medical care.
Our staff are well versed on the importance of positive and clear communication, understanding (and participating in) our patients’ interests, hobbies, and how they love to spend their day. (singing, playing bridge or chess, cooking, beauty tips, sharing stories about friends and family, nature and gardening, automotive interests – to name a few).
Home care can also come into play to offer respite for a primary caregiver. Caring for the caregiver is crucial in maintaining endurance in the caregiver journey. Professional home care can not only assist with your loved one’s physical needs, but allow the caregiver to take needed time for themselves, knowing that their loved one is safe and well taken care of. Implementing home care for respite can further extend the length of time an individual is able to live at home safely.
While professional home care can be a transition for all parties, it is frequently a necessary puzzle piece in supporting an older adult, safely at home. Synchrony Home Care aims to be there for you and your loved one to meet your aging goals, at home.