Person-Centered Care: The Compassionate Way to Provide Home Care

June 18, 2020By Best CareHome Care

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ― Margaret Mead Becoming a caregiver is a compassionate and often selfless choice. One topic that Best Care covers in training Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) is the concept of “person-centered care.” In today’s post, we’re going to … Read More

How to Protect Immunocompromised People During COVID-19

June 5, 2020By Best CareHome Care

As stay-at-home orders begin to lift, protecting individuals with weakened immune systems remains a top priority. According to USF Health, it’s possible that COVID-19 is more severe when contracted by someone in the immunosuppressed population. Until a reliable vaccine is developed and widely distributed, immunocompromised individuals should be extra careful.  Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) are … Read More

What Are 245D Basic Waivered Services in Minnesota?

May 15, 2020By Best CareHome Care

According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, 245D Basic Support Services are: “Services that provide the level of assistance, supervision and care that is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the person.” Best Care is a licensed provider of 245D basic services in Minnesota. This includes homemaking, respite, adult companion, personal support, … Read More

Tips for Finding Home Care Services in Minnesota

May 8, 2020By Best CareHome Care

You’ve had the tough conversation. You’ve recognized a need for in-home care services for yourself or a loved one. Now what?  As you start to narrow down your options for home care services, keep these 4 tips in mind.  Tip 1: Define Your Needs With the help of a doctor, family, social worker, and/or close … Read More

7 Ways to Help a Child with Autism Thrive

April 18, 2020By Best CareHome Care, Pediatric Home Care

Let’s #CelebrateDifferences in honor of National Autism Awareness Month! According to Autism Speaks, “Autism refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.” There are many subtypes of ASD. Autism isn’t a single condition but a series of behaviors or cognitive challenges that affect each … Read More

Why Use the “Best Care Timesheet” App?

April 9, 2020By Best CareHome Care, PCA Caregivers

Caregivers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. You are taking care of the most vulnerable in our society. We at Best Care want to help reduce your exposure to this virus. We are now offering our innovative “Best Care Timesheet” app for free to all agency-affiliated personal care assistants (PCAs) across the state, … Read More

How to Talk to a Loved One About Home Care

April 3, 2020By Best CareAdult Home Care, Home Care

Talking to your aging parents about accepting in-home care can be one of the toughest conversations you will ever have. If you’ve started to worry about your loved one living alone at home, it might be time to broach the subject of enlisting in-home senior care services.  How will they react? What happens if they … Read More

Home Care For Stroke Patients: What You Need To Know

March 13, 2020By Best CareHome Care, PCA Caregivers

Has your caregiving client recently suffered a stroke? Home care services for stroke patients requires some special considerations.  Together with medical professionals, developing a stroke patient home care plan is a key responsibility for a home caregiver. Here are six tips to get you started with after-stroke care at home:  Take Precaution for Falls Many … Read More