Best Ways to Improve Mobility in Seniors

In-Home Care for Mobility

As we age, we all face challenges maintaining our daily routines. Perhaps the most discouraging of these challenges is the struggle to move in ways that once came easy. Decreasing bone density and a loss of muscle mass are both to blame for the decline in mobility that seniors typically experience. Climbing stairs, getting out of bed, and walking around the house are daily activities that are essential for living a healthy, independent life. However, many seniors will

How to Get Paid For Taking Care of a Family Member

Compensation for Taking Care of a Family Member

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 Leadership Council on Aging states that each year in Minnesota 600,000 caregivers leave over $7 billion on the table as they

Lonely Seniors: The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Home Care

Personal Care Services

A personal care assistant plays many roles in the life of a senior. Perhaps one of the least appreciated aspects of their service is the psychological benefit they provide for their clients. Isolation, boredom, depression, and vulnerability can make a senior’s emotional life difficult and even lead to serious medical issues.

The companionship of a personal care assistant gives seniors a trustworthy confidant, a way to voice their concerns and feelings, and a support system for continued

Find Your Match: Questions You Should Ask Your PCA

Choosing the Right Home Health Care for Your Family Member - what is home care services

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 a personal care assistant is to hire someone you already know. People are most comfortable with someone they are familiar with,

Taking the Plunge: Your First Steps Into PCA Services

Starting Personal Care Services

Once you and your loved ones have agreed that personal care services are needed, your work can truly start. As you may have discovered, a simple Google search will return thousands of results for hundreds of different home healthcare companies all seeming to provide the same service. This can make it difficult to know where to begin.

Best Home Care takes pride in making the process of starting personal care services straightforward for clients. Our simple