What is ABA Therapy?

December 28, 2019By Best CareHome Care

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a form of therapy designed to encourage positive social behaviors in children and adults living with certain developmental disorders: “The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning,” (Autism Speaks). ABA therapy can be applied in many different environments, including the … Read More

What Are the 5 Different Types of Autism?

November 19, 2019By Best CareHome Care

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 in every 59 children in America (Autism Speaks). Established as an umbrella term in 2013, ASD is not one single condition but a spectrum of closely related disorders that can affect a child’s social behaviors, speech and language patterns, and/or cognitive development skills. As a parent, relative, or … Read More

DHS Announces Changes To MNSure Application for Health Coverage

November 4, 2019By Best CareHome Care

On November 1, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) published new changes and modifications to the MNSure Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs. According to DHS, the majority of these changes were a direct result of input and suggestions made from the following key stakeholders: County Workers Tribal Agencies DHS Employees … Read More

Can Paid Caregivers Work Overtime?

September 13, 2019By Best CareHome Care, PCA Caregivers

Home care services are some of the fastest growing industries in the country, yet home caregiving is currently one of the most understaffed jobs of 2019. For those who are looking to explore the possibilities of pursuing a career as a home caregiver (also known as a personal care assistant), now is the perfect time. … Read More

How Much Do Personal Care Assistants Make?

September 6, 2019By Best CareSenior Home Care

Considering a career in homecare services? There are many amazing benefits available to personal care assistants at Best Home Care, including flexible hours, PTO, holiday pay, and more. If you’re an individual taking care of a family member, you’ll also benefit from the added sense of security that comes from knowing your loved one’s health … Read More

How to Keep Track of Your Best Care Timesheet

August 30, 2019By Best CareHome Care

Thanks to Best Care, working as a home caregiver is simpler than ever before. In addition to providing links to online training and exams to become a home caregiver, Best Care offers tips and training videos on our website and in our weekly blog posts. This week we’d like to provide you with a helpful … Read More

What Is a Home Care Service Plan?

August 16, 2019By Best CareAdult Home Care

Receiving your home care service plan is required by law before you can begin at-home care. A service plan is a documented agreement between your homecare provider, your caregiver, and you. It includes important details pertaining to the hours of homecare services your caregiver can provide you; the type of homecare services you need (according … Read More