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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