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)… Continue Reading Are Veterans Eligible for Homecare Services?

Programs & Resources for Family Caregivers of Minnesota Veterans

September 12, 2014By Best CarePCA Caregivers, Veteran Care

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota is home to over 360,000 veterans. Due to disabilities or old age, many of these service men and women receive daily care from personal care assistants or family home caregivers. Life can quickly become challenging for these caregivers. Relationships may be strained and wallets stretched as their… Continue Reading Programs & Resources for Family Caregivers of Minnesota Veterans

What Family Caregivers Need to Know about Caregiving

May 19, 2014By Best CareAdult Home Care, Home Care, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

With more than 80 percent of the long-term care for the elderly and disabled in the United States provided by family members and loved ones, chances are you will be caregiver at some time in your life. What do you need to know? As we witness the graying of America, an increasing number of people… Continue Reading What Family Caregivers Need to Know about Caregiving

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

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… Continue Reading New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

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

Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support

March 25, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Veteran Care

Veterans and service members returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan often deal with the ill effects of their combat experience long after they leave the battlefield and come home to their loved ones. Victims of calamities, terror acts and other catastrophes also have lingering effects of mental trauma after the event. According to the… Continue Reading Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support