If you’re curious about pursuing a career in homecare services, you might ask: “What type of caregiver should I be?” You may already know that PCA stands for “personal care assistant,” but what about CNA? And what is the difference between the two positions? Best Care is here to help you learn more about these… Continue Reading The Difference Between a CNA and PCA
Once you’ve been approved for PCA services, it’s time to start thinking about the individual who will be providing at-home care for you. Since you will be spending quite a bit of time with this person, it is important to find someone that you are comfortable around. Option 1: Choose Someone You Know Your first… Continue Reading 8 Questions to Ask Before Starting PCA Services
There are many different types of care, each designed to fit the lifestyle and needs of home care recipients. While no two types of care are exactly the same, there are broad categories within the job title “caregiver.” So, let’s take a moment to review what live-in caregivers are, what responsibilities they have, and how… Continue Reading Do I Qualify as a Live-In Caregiver?
Nighttime can present unique challenges for some recipients of home care. Some people require specialist care during the night, and some family caregivers may not be able to help during the night. As a result, overnight caregivers can be a way to tackle those nighttime challenges. Here’s a look at what an overnight caregiver does… Continue Reading What Is an Overnight Caregiver?
We’re all starting to really enjoy our Minnesota summer! But one unfortunate downside of the season is the many allergens in the air. At Best Care, we know that these allergens can make it an especially challenging time of the year for anyone with allergies, asthma, or other existing lung conditions. While there are medications… Continue Reading How to Reduce Indoor Allergens
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, about 30,000 people in the United States live with cystic fibrosis. Doctors diagnose about 1,000 new cases of this hereditary disease each year. In addition, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh reported that 10 million Americans carry the gene for cystic fibrosis but do not have the disease… Continue Reading Caring for a Loved One with Cystic Fibrosis
Millions of Americans currently live with a chronic medical disease. While their condition may not prevent them from maintaining a normal lifestyle, they do face challenges every day. No matter your age, simply keeping medications organized and getting to doctors’ appointments can be a struggle. This is where a home care professional comes in. A… Continue Reading Home Care for People with Chronic Health Conditions
One of the greatest threats to a senior’s emotional health is loneliness. Whether due to the loss of a spouse or being separated from other family members and friends – especially during the pandemic – many seniors spend their days alone. This loneliness can lead to depression and negatively impact a senior’s overall health. In… Continue Reading February Craft Ideas for Seniors
Any time of year is a great time for seniors receiving personal care assistant services to renew a commitment to eating healthy. However, at the outset of a new year, people are often extra motivated to do better. If you’re ready to make a healthier change to kick off 2022, then Best Care is here… Continue Reading Importance of Fiber In Your New Year’s Diet
At Best Care, we know the importance of finding quality home care for your loved ones, especially during the cold winter months. However, while we specialize in helping personal care assistants and family caregivers, we know that as loved ones and family members, you’d also want to be aware of how you can make Christmas… Continue Reading DIY Holiday Crafts & Gifts for Seniors