By: Dawn Sheldon, Best Care RN/QP What are PCA services? In Minnesota, PCA services are in-home services provided by a Personal Care Assistant (PCA). The purpose of the PCA role is to enable people who may not otherwise be able to continue living independently in their homes. Some services that may be provided include: Activities… Continue Reading Easy Guide to Qualify for PCA Services
Filing Your 2022 Taxes as a Family Caregiver
Filing taxes can be daunting for anyone, but it can be particularly challenging for family caregivers. Family caregivers often have additional expenses and responsibilities that can complicate the tax filing process. Suppose you provide care to a family member. In that case, it’s essential to understand the tax rules that apply to your situation and… Continue Reading Filing Your 2022 Taxes as a Family Caregiver
Getting the Best Home Care for People with TBI
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious problems that can result in lifelong consequences. Though a person’s return from the hospital due to TBI is often met with joy, as family members are reunited, caring for a family member with a brain injury has its challenges. Many people find caregiving services to provide much value in… Continue Reading Getting the Best Home Care for People with TBI
Wellness Guide for Family Caregivers
The New Year is the perfect time to introduce new, healthy habits—and make 2023 even better than 2022. At Best Care, we specialize in supporting family caregivers and their recipients of care, but we are also passionately invested in improving the quality of life of everyone we serve. When you are a caregiver, maintaining a… Continue Reading Wellness Guide for Family Caregivers
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
How Much Do Personal Care Assistants Make in Minnesota?
Are you considering a career in home care? Many benefits are available to personal care assistants (PCAs) who work through Best Care, including flexible hours, PTO, holiday pay, and more. If you’re 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… Continue Reading How Much Do Personal Care Assistants Make in Minnesota?
Can Siblings Become PCAs?
Did you know that nearly 53 million Americans provide unpaid care for relatives and friends? At Best Care, we want to ensure that those caregivers get paid for their work while ensuring that the care recipient receives the highest care level. Many family caregivers are siblings, helping their brother or sister live a fulfilled life.… Continue Reading Can Siblings Become PCAs?
How to Show Caregiver Appreciation!
Family caregivers and personal care assistants (PCAs) do a lot for their care recipients. Many go above and beyond daily to empower people to live life to its fullest potential. So, in honor of National Family Caregiver Month, we are sharing a few tips on how to show your appreciation this month for all the hard… Continue Reading How to Show Caregiver Appreciation!
How to Become a PCA
Written by Dawn Sheldon, MSN, RN and Qualified Professional Your friend or a family member has recently been approved for Personal Care Assistant (PCA) services and needs a caregiver. They’ve approached you about being that person. Would you be their PCA? How does one become a PCA? This is a good question that has an… Continue Reading How to Become a PCA