“When you meet one person with muscular dystrophy, you’ve only met one person. You must personalize the care to their needs. That’s what SYNERGY HomeCare does.” – Carla Sutter , Director of Franchise Operations at SYNERGY HomeCare
August 06, 2017
SYNERGY HomeCare and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced a national partnership aimed at improving the quality of life and independence for children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases.
MDA and SYNERGY HomeCare have joined forces to develop improved educational and training materials so caregivers can better provide for the needs of their loved ones or patients with neuromuscular diseases. The care guide will be given to newly diagnosed patients and their in-home caregivers.
“We have a lot of families needing help with home health, not only understanding what it is but how to go about finding it,” says Gina Adolphson, Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s National Resource Center. “Part of our mission is to help people maintain independence. Keeping people independent is also at the heart of what SYNERGY HomeCare does, and that is why this partnership makes perfect sense.”
The experts at SYNERGY HomeCare are focusing on helping newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones better understand how to best utilize community resources and how to integrate caregivers into a treatment plan.
In addition to helping families understand and respond to their diagnosis by assisting MDA with the new and improved care guide, SYNERGY HomeCare also provides specialized training for its caregivers so they can develop a more personalized approach for individuals living with neuromuscular diseases.
“While there are universal components that caregivers understand when working with any of our clients, our care team members receive extensive and specialized training in muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases,” explains Carla Sutter, Director of Franchise Operations at SYNERGY HomeCare. “When you meet one person with muscular dystrophy, you’ve only met one person. You must personalize the care to their needs. That’s what SYNERGY HomeCare does.”
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