Holiday Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Grandparents

Best Home Care likes to stay up to date on all new developments in senior homecare. We specialize in finding quality homecare for seniors, homecare for the disabled and pediatric homecare for those in need. But we also know that there are so many other aspects to quality of life aside from home caregivers, personal care assistants and home nurses.

As Black Friday gets closer, it can be tough to think of great gifts to get for seniors and grandparents. Luckily Best Home Care knows of all the latest tech gadgets that will make great gifts for the tech savvy grandparents and seniors.


Here are a few of our favorites:


  • NixPlay’s digital photo frames! With these frames, you can scan your family photos and display all your favorites in a single frame that rotates the images. Great for grandparents that have stacks of photo albums but no way to display them all.
  • iPad mini! These are pretty sweet for even the most technologically challenged individuals. The buttons are large and it is easy to use, plus you can even teach your loved ones how to FaceTime with you!
  • Kindle Fire! If the iPad is a bit of a stretch for the seniors in your life, the Kindle may be just the ticket! It’s still easy to use but much less expensive and still allows for apps like Skype for easy communication.
  • Magicfly Key Finder! Okay so while this one isn’t exactly meant to be fun, it is incredibly useful and not just for seniors. You can attach small locators onto objects like phones, keys, wallets, and more then use the Bluetooth tracker to find them if they go missing!
  • PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer! This charger/phone cleaner is a great way to get rid of germs that get all over phones without damaging them.


Best Home Care is not just the expert on homecare services for seniors; we also have your back this holiday season when it comes to shopping for seniors. For the next few weeks we’ll be providing gift ideas of all types of grandparents, so be sure to check back next week and visit our website for more information on our services!

Mother’s Day Fun for Senior Home Care Patients

Mother’s Day is coming up and here at Best Home Care, we know how important it is to spend quality time with our family, especially as they enter their senior years. Whether your mother is more of a homebody or if she is more adventurous than you, here are some fun ideas of ways to spend time with mom this Mother’s Day.


  • Take her out for lunch or dinner at her favorite spot! Or pick up take out and have a nice dinner at home.
  • Enjoy the springtime scenery and visit a botanical garden for a relaxing outdoor activity.
  • If relaxing isn’t her speed, try taking her out to a ball game! Even heading out to watch a local minor league team play can be a fun way to spend an afternoon.
  • If she is more likely to enjoy staying in, you can throw a small potluck party. Invite family and friends and enjoy some homemade food along with each other’s company.


At Best Home Care MN, it is our job to care for your family like our own and provide the best in-home care possible. We know the importance of having someone you trust to care for your loved ones. We specialize in senior in home care services, homecare services for adults with disabilities, and care for children with disabilities. View a complete list of home services we offer click here!


We know that there is truly no place like home and, especially for those entering the golden years, the idea of moving to a whole new place doesn’t always seem very appealing. That’s why we provide all the services one could need, right at home! Whether that be assisted home healthcare, a home health nurse to check in once in a while, or 24-hour home care, we provide the quality home care that will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in good hands.


Visit us at or call us at (651) 330-2550, and we can answer all of your questions regarding homecare services for the elderly, special needs homecare, and disability homecare.

The Sandwich Generation: Home Caregiving for Kids and Parents

Donate or Volunteer to Combat Caregiver StressAs baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond, their children are finding themselves as part of a growing community known as the Sandwich Generation. The sandwich generation is the generation of middle-aged individuals that are pressured to care for their aging parents and growing children. In addition to the physical and emotional support required of children, the sandwich generation also provides home health care services and financial support for parents with illnesses or money struggles.


Family caregivers in the sandwich generation are often forced to face demanding obligations. According to a 2005 study from the Pew Research Center, one in eight Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 are simultaneously providing financial assistance to both a child and a parent. This support frequently leads to money struggles for the caregiver and forces saving for retirement and pursuing career goals to take a backseat.


Financial burdens aren’t the only obstacle facing these individuals. Family caregivers within the sandwich generation are faced with many time management challenges as they struggle to balance a career while being a parent and a caregiver. Nearly 40% of those in the sandwich generation say that both their children and parents rely on them for emotional support. While done for all the right reasons, this can take a toll on the family caregiver and lead to caregiver burnout as they are constantly pulled in multiple directions.


Over the next decade, the sandwich generation is expected to grow as baby boomers age into retirement. Best Home Care is proud to help these new family home caregivers navigate the complicated and stressful waters of home care. Our Minnesota PCA agency provides valuable home care resources and caregiver support to help those in the sandwich generation understand their role in the lives of their kids and parents. Every day, the home care professionals at Best Home Care help caregivers discover ways to get paid for taking care of a family member and avoid the money struggles that come with caring for a parent and child. Contact our Twin Cities home care agency to learn more!

Seniors Waiting for a Long-Term Care Facility Benefit From Transitional Home Care

Transitional Home Care for SeniorsAny family that has gone through the process of selecting a senior living community knows it can be a lengthy and difficult process. Long wait lists can leave seniors in limbo for months or even years while the need for care continues to grow. This is where transitional home care comes in.

What is Transitional Home Care?

Transitional care refers to the in-home supportive services that are provided as a patient moves from one healthcare setting to another. This could include a patient moving back into their home after a surgery or moving out of their home and into a care facility.

Who Provides Transitional Home Care?

A trained personal care assistant (PCA) or family member will often serve as caregiver during this time. Caregivers may provide at-home care for the patient on a weekly to daily basis depending on the level of attention required.

What are the Benefits for Seniors?

This type of care brings the services of a long-term care facility to the home of a senior citizen. Some of these personal care services include:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Assistance with dressing, bathing, and toileting
  • Aid with following specific doctor’s orders

The goal of transitional home care for seniors is to improve their overall quality of life and in-home health in the days and weeks before moving into an assisted living facility. Family members will benefit as well as it allows them to rest easy knowing that their relative is receiving quality home care during this period of change.

If you or someone you know is currently in the process of moving into a senior living community, consider transitional home care. Best Home Care will walk you through the process of starting home care services and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about transitional home care services for seniors and how a PCA can benefit you.