PRESS RELEASE: Home Care App Debuts Update that Allows for On-Demand PCA Services

The Homecare Timesheets mobile application will fill a growing need in the home care industry while combating fraud.

 

ST. PAUL, MN –

The Homecare Timesheets app is releasing an updated that will allow users to request PCA services on-demand in February of 2017. Similar to popular ridesharing applications, Homecare Timesheets will help those receiving home care services find a replacement personal care assistant quickly and confidently. The updated app also features user enhancements and additional services for its PCA time-tracking functionality as well as a paid subscription model. Best will debut his updated app on February 6th at a Healthcaremn event, 2017 Overview of Healthcare Innovation Projects in Minnesota.

 

On-demand PCA services are relatively new to the home care industry and typically are limited to the private pay world. The Homecare Timesheets app adheres to all relevant Minnesota laws and applies to those receiving home care services through Medicaid. Under the consumer directed model for in-home supportive services, the consumer is responsible for hiring, firing, and scheduling their personal care assistants. In addition to streamlining these administration duties, the Homecare Timesheets app allows individuals to self-staff when their PCA is absent. Home care recipients are able to set criteria for the personal care assistants or select specific in-home supportive services from any available worker at their home care agency.

 

Released in 2016, the Homecare Timesheets app is an electronic timekeeping system with PCA visit verification for those receiving home care services. Since launching, the application has run free pilot tests in Minnesota home care agencies of all sizes.

 

“Over the last year, we’ve received a lot of great feedback on the app from the pilot home care agencies in Minnesota,” said Andre Best, owner of the Homecare Timesheets app and Best Home Care; a Minnesota home care agency. “In addition to combating home care fraud, this update will address another growing issue of direct support professional and PCA shortages in Minnesota and throughout the country.”

 

For more information on the Homecare Timesheets application, contact Andre Best at andre@pcapartners.net or visit www.homecaretimesheetsapp.com.

 

About the Homecare Timesheets App:

The Homecare Timesheet app is designed to counter fraud within the home care industry while making it easier for those receiving PCA services to manage administrative tasks. Users of the app can easily track, bill for, and verify the amount of home care services they’ve received. A 2017 update now allows for paid subscriptions and an on-demand PCA services feature that allows users to self-staff and connect with caregivers instantly!

Best Home Care Provides Home Care Resources and Guidance for PCAs


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Best Home Care, a Minnesota home care agency, offers free home care resources for personal care assistants that provide in-home supportive services. These online resources offer support for caregivers that struggle with the stress of providing home care and tips to help manage caregiver burnout.

Best Home Care seeks to help caregivers deal with the various challenges they face everyday. These challenges can be emotional, physical, or mental and will affect every caregiver differently. The home health agency’s website features a Support for Caregivers page that outlines 3 essential steps that are necessary for all caregivers to stay healthy:

  1. Accept Your Feelings
  2. Take Care of Yourself
  3. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help

The Support for Caregivers page also includes links to outside caregiver resources that benefit the overall health of personal care assistants.

The vast majority of caregivers in America are unpaid family caregivers. A family caregiver’s hectic schedule will often lead to caregiver burnout and other negative health issues as they attempt to manage multiple jobs and commitments on top of their caregiving duties. To help these unpaid caregivers, Best Home Care has published a white paper that explains the different opportunities to get paid to take care of a family member or friend. This white paper is available to download for free on the Best Home Care website.

The white paper, entitled “Learn Valuable Information for Getting Paid to Take Care of Your Family Member or Friend”, encourages family caregivers to seek compensation for the in home supportive services they provide. The contents and topics covered in the white paper include:

  • Interesting Family Caregiver Facts and Figures
  • The Medicaid Cash and Counseling Program
  • The Minnesota PCA Program
  • Medical Assistance Waiver Program
  • Community First Services and Support Program

 

PRESS RELEASE: Best Home Care Offers Resources And Support for Caregivers’ Health


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Best Home Care provides resources and support for the physical and emotional health of home caregivers. Providing in home care can take a dramatic toll on the health of a caregiver. The Minneapolis based home health care agency strives to help personal care assistants manage these stressors and continue to provide quality home care services.

Best Home Care started a blog series called “Caring For The Caregiver” on their website. This series is centered on the many types of struggles that caregivers most commonly face and effective ways to combat these issues. Some of the blog topics include:

  • Caregiver support groups and other caregiver resources
  • Caregiver burnout and other common emotions for caregivers
  • The benefits of respite care for overworked caregivers
  • Tips for staying emotionally and physical healthy as a caregiver

Best Home Care recently added a Caregiver Support page to their website. The purpose of this page is to provide information on common issues caregivers face and provide support with helpful tips and links to valuable caregiver resources on the Internet.

PRESS RELEASE: Best Home Care Releases White Paper on Getting Paid to Take Care of a Family Member


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Best Home Care, a Minnesota home care agency, has published a white paper on the different ways a caregiver can get paid for taking care of a family member on its website. This seven-page report examines and simplifies the complexities of various state and federal PCA programs that provide compensation for family caregivers.

The new white paper, entitled “Learn Valuable Information for Getting Paid to Take Care of Your Family Member or Friend”, encourages family caregivers to seek compensation for the in home supportive services they provide. The contents and topics covered in the white paper include:

  • Interesting Family Caregiver Facts and Figures
  • The Medicaid Cash and Counseling Program
  • The Minnesota PCA Program
  • Medical Assistance Waiver Program
  • Community First Services and Support Program

Surprisingly, the vast majority of American caregivers are unpaid and often struggle as a result. Many have no other option than to work multiple jobs on top of their caregiving duties just to provide for themselves and their families. This hectic schedule can, and often does, lead to caregiver burnout and other negative health issues.

While money isn’t everything, getting paid to take care of a family member can certainly ease many of the burdens that family caregivers face. The family caregiver compensation programs outlined in Best Home Care’s white paper allow caregivers to quit one or all of their jobs and to focus more of their attention on providing quality home health care services for their friends or family members.

Best Home Care provides valuable caregiver resources to get paid for taking care of a family member and to stay healthy while doing it. The home care agency’s website has a Support for Caregivers page that has advice and links to help personal care assistants stay healthy physically and mentally as they provide home care services.

PRESS RELEASE: Best Home Care Helps Families New To Home Care Navigate Their Options for PCA Services


 

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Best Home Care, a Minnesota home care agency, specializes in helping families find the appropriate home care services for their loved ones. The home care professionals take time to guide families through the PCA process to ensure their needs are met quickly and accurately.

Beginning home care services can be intimidating and difficult for individuals jumping into personal care services for the first time. Best Home Care’s unique 5-step process for starting PCA services makes it easy for families new to home care to start the:

  1. Fill out Best Home Care’s online contact form
  2. Request and complete an official PCA assessment
  3. Best Home Care will train and hire a home caregiver of your choosing
  4. A qualified nurse will determine how many hours of home care you are eligible to receive
  5. Home care services will begin with the personal care attendant of your choice

Throughout this entire process, the Best Home Care staff is available to help with any questions or concerns. The home care agency also offers free home care resources for family caregivers and personal care assistants that provide in-home supportive services. These online resources offer support for caregivers that struggle with the stress of providing home care and tips to help manage caregiver burnout.

Best Home Care encourages family caregivers or anyone starting home care services for the first time to complete the online contact form on the company’s website. Once the form has been submitted, the home care agency’s team will connect with you and guide you step-by-step through the rest of the process to start home care services.

Best Home Care Provides Home Care Resources and Guidance for PCAs


 

logo-03

Best Home Care, a Minnesota home care agency, offers free home care resources for personal care assistants that provide in-home supportive services. These online resources offer support for caregivers that struggle with the stress of providing home care and tips to help manage caregiver burnout.

Best Home Care seeks to help caregivers deal with the various challenges they face everyday. These challenges can be emotional, physical, or mental and will affect every caregiver differently. The home health agency’s website features a Support for Caregivers page that outlines 3 essential steps that are necessary for all caregivers to stay healthy:

  1. Accept Your Feelings
  2. Take Care of Yourself
  3. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help

The Support for Caregivers page also includes links to outside caregiver resources that benefit the overall health of personal care assistants.

The vast majority of caregivers in America are unpaid family caregivers. A family caregiver’s hectic schedule will often lead to caregiver burnout and other negative health issues as they attempt to manage multiple jobs and commitments on top of their caregiving duties. To help these unpaid caregivers, Best Home Care has published a white paper that explains the different opportunities to get paid to take care of a family member or friend. This white paper is available to download for free on the Best Home Care website.

The white paper, entitled “Learn Valuable Information for Getting Paid to Take Care of Your Family Member or Friend”, encourages family caregivers to seek compensation for the in home supportive services they provide. The contents and topics covered in the white paper include:

  • Interesting Family Caregiver Facts and Figures
  • The Medicaid Cash and Counseling Program
  • The Minnesota PCA Program
  • Medical Assistance Waiver Program
  • Community First Services and Support Program