Caring for the Caregiver: The Powerful Benefits of a Helping Hand

November 26, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

When you provide a friend, family member, or other loved one with care services, you are helping that person to live a more comfortable, independent live. While that individual’s life becomes easier, the home caregiver’s life often becomes busier. Providing home care is a demanding, if fulfilling, responsibility, and one that may lead to burnout … Read More

Caring for the Caregiver: Know Your Resources

November 20, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Providing at-home care is a selfless and noble act. However, caregivers often become consumed by this responsibility and forget to take care of themselves. Whether you’re a seasoned home care professional or just getting started, it’s always helpful to have someone to lean on. Below are a few resources that offer support for caregivers and … Read More

Respite Care for Children with Disabilities Provides Support for Parents

October 16, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Pediatric Home Care

According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are approximately 6.5 million children with special needs in the country – a number nearly double that of the 1970s. This growing population segment has not only put a demand on the special education programs within our schools, but the parents of these children as well. In … Read More

How to Get Paid For Taking Care of a Family Member

August 7, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Providing home care for an elderly or disabled family member often begins out of love, but can quickly become a financial burden for the caregiver. These individuals may find themselves taking time off from work and, as a result, missing out on potential income as they take on this new caregiver job title. The Minnesota … Read More

Find Your Match: Questions You Should Ask Your PCA

July 24, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Once you’ve been approved for PCA services, it’s time to start thinking about the individual who will be providing at-home care for you. Since you will be spending quite a bit of time with this person, it is important to find someone that you are comfortable around. Your first and best option when searching for … Read More

Taking the Plunge: How to Introduce the Idea of Home Care

July 10, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Recognizing when to take the plunge into personal care services can be difficult for many older individuals and their loved ones. In-home care may be viewed as unnecessary, an overreaction to a recent health issue, or even as a threat. If you believe a parent or loved one could benefit from home health services, it … Read More

Taking the Plunge: When is the Right Time to Get PCA Services?

June 27, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Making the decision to hire a personal care assistant (PCA) for you or a loved one can be challenging. Some may even mistake PCA healthcare as a threat to their dignity and a trivial addition to their livelihood. The fact is that in-home health care can simplify everyday tasks and help individuals live a longer, … Read More