Travel Safely With Home Care Patients This Holiday Season

Senior Home Care, Personal Care Assistants
Welcome to one of the most hectic times of the year! The many parties, gatherings, and get-togethers taking place over the next few weeks will likely leave you struggling to catch your breath by New Years Day. In 2014, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more during the holiday season and that number is expected to grow this year. Chances are you will be leaving home at some point this season; and for personal care

Give Thanks For Healthy Diet Tricks For Seniors

Healthy Eating for Seniors - home assistance care
With Thanksgiving just a week away, this is the time of year when our minds shift to cooking (and eating) a tremendous amount of food. That juicy turkey, tasty gravy, and scrumptious mashed potatoes leave many of our belts a few notches looser come Friday morning. You can rest assured that all of us here at Best Home Care will be enjoying our Thanksgiving this year by eating way too much with family and friends. As this is the “Season

Interacting With Children Can Greatly Benefit Senior’s Home Care

Senior male smiling  being hugged by his grandaughter
Going to visit grandma and grandpa is a family tradition that has been taking place for many generations. Whether it’s every week or only at Thanksgiving, seeing their grandparents is something that children should do. Spending time with their older relatives has been known to improve a child’s self esteem and help them understand who they are while also providing a sense of history and a new perspective. In fact, one study found that children who are mentored by

Talking to Children About an Ill Grandparent or Relative

Respite Care for Children
Family caregivers face many different challenges when caring for a parent that is suffering from a disease or illness. Aside from providing for their parent’s daily home care needs, many family caregivers also take care of their own family as well. The blending of these two roles is inevitable and the caregiver will eventually have to answer the question: “How is grandma doing?” It’s important to take a different approach when speaking with kids about a grandparent or relative’s illness. This

What is the Minnesota HomeCare Association?

How Home Care Workers Ease the Caregiving Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease - caring for dementia patient at home
Like any industry, home healthcare has associations to represent and provide a voice for home care agencies and personal care assistants. The Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA) is a non-profit trade association that represents home care providers within the state of Minnesota. The MHCA’s mission is to “Represent and support Minnesota home care providers committed to high quality home care service.” The MHCA began as a council of the Minnesota League for Nursing and in 1970; it was organized as the