Does Medicare Pay for Homecare Services?

April 26, 2019By Best CareSenior Home Care, Veteran Care

Starting homecare services can bring up a few questions. In fact, one of the biggest concerns many individual’s face is how to pay for at-home care. For those covered by Medicare, you may be wondering if these services are covered under your program. While Medicare itself does not cover all homecare services, it’s possible that … Read More

Are Veterans Eligible for Homecare Services?

February 22, 2019By Best CareHome Care, Veteran Care

If your elderly parent, grandparent, sibling, or relative served in the U.S. military, he or she may qualify for homecare services! Years ago, the Veterans Administration (VA) had offered monthly reimbursements to family members caring for a disabled veteran. This stipend also applied to friends of the individual, as well as personal care assistants (PCA) … Read More

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