Hot Minnesota weather means there are plenty of long summer days to enjoy, but these warmer days can also really impact the quality of life for care recipients—which can even feel unbearable at times. This is especially true for individuals living with existing health conditions. As a caregiver, it’s important to find fun ways to… Continue Reading How to Keep Home Care Cool This Summer
Senior Home Care
What Is Occupational Therapy?
At Best Care, we will always be advocates for independence and dignity in caregiving. Part of the role of a caregiver is to support recipients of care to live life how they want to and on their own terms. Occupational therapy is one way of doing that, as it works to help empower people to… Continue Reading What Is Occupational Therapy?
What Is the Alternative Care (AC) Program?
For seniors, there are many options when it comes to care. From nursing homes to in-home caregiving services, the care provided always depends on the medical needs of the individual. However, there is another factor to take into consideration: Location. Many seniors have lived in their homes for years and would prefer to stay there.… Continue Reading What Is the Alternative Care (AC) Program?
Downsizing Tips for Seniors￼
Many seniors still live in the same home where they raised their family. Having spent much of their lives growing up in this house, it’s not unusual for them to feel a strong connection (and attachment) to their property. However, many people reach a point when a family home becomes too big, or expensive, to… Continue Reading Downsizing Tips for Seniors￼
Hoarding Help for Seniors￼
It’s normal to hang onto sentimental keepsakes and memories from our lives, and this is even more true for older adults and seniors who have more precious times to remember! However, when it goes too far and leads to people living in extremely cluttered or dirty living situations, it could be a sign of hoarding.… Continue Reading Hoarding Help for Seniors￼
Heart Health Awareness Month: Heart Health Tips for Seniors
February is Heart Health Awareness Month. So, the team at Best Care wants to share some tips on heart health for seniors. According to the CDC, one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. However, there are some ways that you can reduce the risk of heart disease and support… Continue Reading Heart Health Awareness Month: Heart Health Tips for Seniors
National Senior Independence Month
This February, we’re celebrating National Senior Independence Month! We invite everyone who looks after a senior to join us in spreading awareness about the benefits of home care services. Learn how to get involved to make this a wonderful month for loved ones. What is National Senior Independence Month? National Senior Independence Month is a… Continue Reading National Senior Independence Month
Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors
When it comes to senior care, it can sometimes be tricky to think of new activities to do with older people. Naturally, all activities depend on the individual’s interests, but it can sometimes be limited, depending on mobility or other health concerns. There is one element that almost every senior can enjoy, however. Music therapy… Continue Reading Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors
Talking to Your Parents About Home Care
We’ve just made it through another holiday season, where you most likely found yourself spending extra time with loved ones. For many adults, it can be difficult to see our parents getting older. You may worry about your loved ones living alone at home and wondering whether it’s time to talk to your parent(s) about… Continue Reading Talking to Your Parents About Home Care
Gift Ideas for Seniors
It is no secret that gift-giving can be tricky! When it comes to buying for seniors, it can be even more difficult. We know there is more that goes into enjoying the holidays than just having great family caregivers. And finding the best gifts for seniors is usually simpler than we may think. 4 Gift… Continue Reading Gift Ideas for Seniors