At Best Care, we know that as our loved ones age, we must be aware of any health conditions that could be dangerous to them. Nothing is worse than being present during a medical emergency and not knowing how to help. One of the most dangerous health risks for seniors is a stroke. Here’s how… Continue Reading Stroke Prevention Information for Family Caregivers
Home Care for Hypertension
Heart disease is one of the biggest concerns for Americans, especially older adults. Some conditions, however, can also affect children and teenagers, such as hypertension. Here’s a look at what hypertension is and what support is available to those living with it. What is hypertension? Also known as HBP or high blood pressure, hypertension is… Continue Reading Home Care for Hypertension
Can I Change PCAs?
At Best Care, we believe that everyone deserves the best care that aligns with their wants and needs. That could change over time, meaning you could need to change caregivers. If you’ve been working with a caregiver for a while, it might seem difficult to change your current situation. However, there’s no reason for it… Continue Reading Can I Change PCAs?
Home Care is Not Just for Seniors
When you hear “home care,” you usually think about seniors who need help around the house. However, home care can benefit people of all ages and is an effective solution to life’s many challenges. The term, itself, means what it implies: to help and care for those who cannot care for themselves. Home care is… Continue Reading Home Care is Not Just for Seniors
Home Care vs Home Health Care: What’s the Difference?
Did you know that around one in five Americans are caregivers, providing extra support to an adult or child at home? Anything from an illness or injury to a genetic disease or surgery recovery can mean someone in your life needs support at home. Many options are available to you, including care options that enable… Continue Reading Home Care vs Home Health Care: What’s the Difference?
Caregiver’s Guide to Family Holiday Stress
No matter which holidays you’re celebrating this month, there’s bound to be travel, extra events and commitments, shopping and volunteering, and opportunities to reconnect with loved ones. Here at Best Care, we treasure the moments we spend with our families at any time of year. But for those providing and receiving personal care services, the… Continue Reading Caregiver’s Guide to Family Holiday Stress
How to Become a PCA for a Family Member
Providing home care for an elderly or disabled family member often begins out of love but can quickly become a financial burden for the caregiver. As a result, these individuals may find themselves taking time off from work and missing out on potential income as they take on this role of a family caregiver. Many… Continue Reading How to Become a PCA for a Family Member
The Difference Between a CNA and PCA
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
8 Questions to Ask Before Starting PCA Services
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
Do I Qualify as a Live-In Caregiver?
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?