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?
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?
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!
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
Being a caregiver is a full-time job! Learn how to be your very best with our tips on how to stay organized, energized, and healthy. Stay organized The best caregivers are the ones who can find the rhythm that suits both them and the recipient of care. Doing this takes great organization and the way… Continue Reading 5 Ways to Become a Better 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
By Dawn Sheldon, MSN, RN Caregiving for another person is rewarding—but can also be exhausting and underappreciated work. Caregivers spend their time caring for family members, friends, or clients. All too often, caregivers care so much for the well-being of the person they care for that they forget to care for themselves. They may lack… Continue Reading Managing Caregiver Role Strain
Written by Dawn Sheldon, MSN, RN and Qualified Professional You are your own best advocate. When you’re questioning the current state of your health, or the therapies you’re receiving, it’s important that you advocate for yourself—in other words, stand up for yourself. It’s important to verbalize how you are feeling and openly share your concerns with… Continue Reading 5 Steps for Medical Self-Advocacy
According to UCI Health, by 2030, the total number of hip replacements performed in the United States is expected to have increased by more than 600% since 2005. Over 300,000 surgeries are carried out every year in this country. Considering that so many people will undergo this procedure, a personal care assistant (PCA) helping a… Continue Reading Home Care After Hip Replacement Surgery
Becoming a caregiver is often a labor of love. What other job allows you to help people each and every day, making sure they enjoy the best quality of life possible, and forming close bonds with the loved ones you spend time with? However, it also brings with it a range of challenging caregiver responsibilities.… Continue Reading Understanding Your Caregiver Responsibilities