Synergy April 2010 Newsletter

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Synergy April Newsletter

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Message From Our CEO

Hello friends and family, I hope you are doing well. I am
excited to tell you about the great things happening with
Synergy HomeCare. As an industry leader in home care,
we continue to push forward in enhancing the lives of
you and your family, our employees, and the many
healthcare professionals we are fortunate to work with.

Did you know that there are 43.5 million family caregivers
in the United States alone, and with the aging Baby Boomer
generation, that number is growing rapidly. A staggering
55% of those caregivers are balancing work and family
while caring for a family member, and 53% report a
moderate to high emotional stress level. The fact is that
sometimes, you need a little help.

Synergy HomeCare was founded on my vision for a company
that wasn't just about short-term help with no compassion
or understanding, but a home care company that understood
the perspective of the family caregiver. Compassion was and
still is the key to that success, and that vision from over
a decade ago has come alive as the Synergy HomeCare
of today.

Each and every member of our team continues to extend
our vision by building a stronger Synergy HomeCare with
knowledge, expertise and compassion. Our goal is to bring
outstanding services to you and be a continuing resource
for you.

The statistics on family caregiving are alarming, and we
know that asking for help can be distressing. I want to
sincerely thank you for reaching out to our nationwide
team at Synergy HomeCare.

Sincerely,

Peter Tourian
Founder and CEO Synergy HomeCare

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Industry News

Personal Finance: Federal long-term care
The recently passed health care reform has long-term
insurance and healthcare benefits for the elderly. Learn
more about what this new bill can do for you.
Read more

CNA Training Programs in Nursing Homes on the Decline
Fewer nursing homes are offering training and certification programs for certified nursing assistants (CNAs), forcing aspiring CNAs to acquire outside training, often at their own expense, according to a report published by
The Gerontologist. Read More

State Considering High-Tech Cameras To Curb In-Home Fraud
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration is considering purchasing sophisticated new camera equipment to photograph, fingerprint and transfer data on Californians
who receive care through the In-Home Supportive Services program. Read More

Midnight Munchies Keep Elderly Safer in NY Nursing Home
Midnight snacks aren't just for college students anymore.
Like many nursing homes, the Parker Jewish Institute
in New Hyde Park, N.Y., was having problems with some
of its patients with dementia wandering at night.
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Report: Home Care Could Save Millions In Health Costs
A recent Connecticut-based study says shifting focus
to in-home care could save states millions amidst
an anticipated explosion in institutional care costs over
the next 15 years.
Read more


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Resources

During emergency instructions, flight attendants tell
us to place the oxygen mask over our face first, then
over our child's face. This is because the ability to
take care of someone else often requires that you first
take care of yourself. Caring for your family member
means being aware of your needs as well. Learn more
in these articles.


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New Office Announcements

Congratulations to all the Synergy HomeCare locations that opened in the first quarter of 2010!


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Synergy Blog

The Part We Never Talk About
Coming to terms with the failing health or disabilities of an elderly loved one is perhaps one of the most difficult challenges a person can face. More and more caring for the elderly is a business and not a service with a higher calling. Read More


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