The Dos and Don’ts of Being a PCA: Do Embrace Challenges

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Challenges and obstacles are an unavoidable part of being a personal care assistant. These challenges not only present a real danger for the home care patient but also the personal care assistant as they work to provide quality home care. Instead of shying away from these challenges, a home care professional should embrace them by learning as much as they can about and preparing for the problem at hand. A past Best Home Care blog provided links

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a PCA: Be Smart

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Providing home care for a family member or friend is one of the most important tasks you will ever have. However, it is a safe bet that when the time comes you will have little experience at home care and won’t know where to start when it comes to being a great personal care assistant. This lack of preparedness can often lead to trivial mistakes in your home care services that waste time and might harm your family

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a PCA: Don’t Try to Do Too Much

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As any medical professional will tell you, proving health care is a lot of work. As a personal care assistant you have likely experienced this first-hand. From early morning medication assistance to late night emergency calls, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by everything there is to do. This feeling of being overworked will only get worse the more home care patients you are responsible for. It should come as no surprise that caregiver burnout is one of the most common

How to be a Great Family Caregiver: Getting Started in Family Caregiving


A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that two out of every five adults in the U.S. currently provide home care for a sick or elderly relative. The researchers also found that the number of caregivers in the country increased by 10% from 2010 to 2013. Experts believe that this rise in family caregivers is due to more Baby Boomers requiring care and their inability to afford professional home care because of a down economy.

How to Be a Great Family Caregiver: Providing Care With a Job and Family

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For most family caregivers, the decision to provide home care is an easy one. But while done for all the right reasons, this added responsibility can lead to issues for the caregiver if not properly prepared. Adding at home care to a “To Do” list that contains a full time job, a family, and other personal commitments can leave a family caregiver wondering how they can do it all. The health and wellness of a family member is a priority we