Balancing the Budget: Getting Paid to Care for an Aging Parent or Grandparent

November 12, 2013By Best CareAdult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

With so many families relying upon two incomes to make ends meet, taking time away from work to care for an aging parent put a strain on the budget. Minnesota offers programs for family caregivers to lessen financial hardship. According to the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging, 600,000 adults in Minnesota act as caregivers for … Read More

New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

October 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

Whether your loved one has undergone an amputation as a result of a combat injury or as the result of peripheral vascular disease, your family member will need not only medical care and physical support, but also psychological and emotional support as he or she learns to live life without a limb. While caring for … Read More

A Familiar Stranger in the House: Coming Home after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

September 24, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

While the attending to the needs of a loved one with a traumatic brain injury is difficult, most family caregivers find the most challenging aspect is coping with the personality changes that make the person seem like a stranger. To alleviate stress and avoid burnout, experts recommend arranging for the services of a home health … Read More

The Minnesota PCA Assessment

July 22, 2013By Best CareHome Care, PCA Caregivers

Are you interested in receiving PCA Services? In order to receive PCA Services in Minnesota, you will first have to meet with a Public Health Nurse in your county to have a PCA Assessment. To schedule a PCA Assessment you will need to contact the Public Health Department for the county you live in. For … Read More

Spine Disorders and Home Health Care

May 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Spine disorders are caused by several factors. Ankylosing spondylitis is the result of progressive arthritis that causes inflammation of the spine and the joints of the spine and pelvis. Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the discs between the vertebrae of the spine, which act as shock absorbers. Spinal fractures are … Read More

Tips for Family Caregivers

October 1, 2012By Best CareHome Care, PCA Caregivers

Statistic shows that more than 50 million people provide home care for chronically ill, disabled or senior family members and friends. The National Family Caregivers Association says that 25% of all American households are already in the process of caring for other members of the family. Surprisingly, men make 44% of the care giving population. … Read More

Can I Get Paid to Care for My Disabled Friend or Family Member?

March 5, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Caring for a disabled family member can take away valuable time and personal income from caregivers. In fact, the demands may be so great that your own work and personal savings may be seriously impacted by being a caregiver. Providing care for a loved one is rewarding but can also be difficult. Some form of … Read More