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Sincere Home Care Opens New Office in Blaine MN

Sincere Home Care Opens New Office in Blaine MN – Sincere Home Care, one of the nation’s leading home care providers, today announced the opening of its new location in Blaine, MN. Sincere Home Care, Northeast Metro will serve individuals and families in Blaine and the surrounding communities in the Northeast Twin Cities Metro (Blaine, Coon Rapids, Andover, North Branch, Hugo, Forest Lake, Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Afton, White Bear Lake, Maplewood, Oakdale and Lakeland).

Sincere Home Care, provides companionship, help with activities of daily living, and care for all ages and family members who are dealing with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, stroke recovery, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, post-surgical care,  cancer recovery care, and other chronic and acute medical conditions requiring in-home care assistance. It also proudly serves Veterans in need of non-medical care.

“We recognize the need for high quality companionship and personal care for people of all ages with a variety of needs. From senior care to help for those suffering from debilitating illnesses and injuries, to aiding expectant moms, we are pleased to provide expert care and CARE solutions throughout the greater Northeast Twin Cities area”.

Sincere Home Care agency in Blaine, MN is dedicated to becoming a servant leader in the home care industry. We exist to enhance the quality of life for our clients and to promote independence and healing in the comforts of their home. With our committed and reliable team of professionals, Sincere Home Care is an influential and forward-thinking home care company. We provide a full range of home care services, specializing in complex home care needs. We will retain the dignity and independence of our clients and their families, while in the comfort of their own homes. We will provide the highest standards in home care, thorough and ongoing education and training for our caregivers and achieve remarkable client satisfaction by delivering supreme support, all while preserving a culture of compassion.

Sincere Home Care Opens New Office in Blaine, MN

The phone number for the new Sincere Home Care  is (763) 208-0130. This location has a website at www.sincerehomecaremn.com.

About Sincere Home Care in Blaine, MN
We promote high standards in taking care of our senior patients and we never disappoint their expectations. Our staff provides comprehensive and professional care to anyone who needs our services. We make sure that our staff is capable of giving health assistance to take care of our patients. Here at Sincere Home Care, we strive to provide comprehensive services to your loved ones so they will be able to recover in a place where they feel comfortable.

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In Home Care Services

In Home Care Services

In Home Care Services Enrichment Activities Go Beyond Keeping Individuals Safe and Independent
Interim HealthCare’s HomeLife Enrichment® Program is designed to help seniors lead safe, independent and enriched lives. Customized for the individual, this program focuses on the mind, body, spirit and family and provides a variety of services that go beyond the usual services that many home care companies provide.

In Home Care Services: Medication Reminders Can Help Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalization

A growing number of adults – approximately four out of five – are currently taking at least one medication while nearly one-third of adults take more than four prescription medications at the same time. Remembering to take medications on time is a big challenge, especially for the elderly. Interim Care Professionals can assist with reading labels and reminding seniors to take their appropriate medications.

In Home Care Services: Helping With Laundry Conserves Energy for Many Older Adults

By having Interim Care Professionals help with washing, drying and putting away the laundry, seniors can often conserve their energy for more important tasks. Sometimes these services are done in the home and other times assistance can be provided to clients at a Laundromat.

Light Housekeeping Helps Keep Things Neat and Can Help Avoid Unnecessary Falls

Keeping up with housekeeping can be a challenge for many seniors. While Interim HealthCare is not a maid service, Care Professionals can provide light housekeeping services including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. Care Professionals also help with organizing drawers and closets and making sure things are picked up to avoid any slips or falls.

Meal Preparation is An Important Part of Everyday Living

Nutrition is very important and helping prepare nutritious meals is often the little extra help a senior needs. Many seniors do not have the opportunity to eat a well-balanced meal, and some even participate in cooking activities so they become involved in as much or as little as their ability and desire allow. Often just having someone to eat a meal with makes a significant difference.

Transportation Helps Get You Where You Want to Go

Many seniors have a problem getting to the store, picking up prescriptions, running errands, going to the beauty salon and getting to their doctor’s appointments.Although we’re not a taxi, ambulance or limousine service, many Interim HealthCare offices provide transportation in conjunction with other personal care and support services. Interim HealthCare helps provide the extra support which can make a big difference in the health and well-being of seniors. By providing transportation to the doctor’s office, seniors are better able to avoid unnecessary readmission to a hospital or other facility. A trip to the beauty salon is often just what a senior needs to lift their spirits.

Live-In Home Care Services Customized to Meet Individual Needs

Customizing care to each client’s needs is part of the service plan developed by Interim HealthCare. It can be a few hours a week to full time care. Sometimes clients want live-in home care which means that an Interim HealthCare Care Professional will live in a client’s home to provide in-home care each day. The services may vary depending upon the needs of the client. By providing live-in services, the client and family members gain peace of mind in knowing there is someone in the home with the client.

24-Hour Home Care Services

There are times when clients need around the clock 24 hour services. Depending on the need, Interim HealthCare can coordinate caregiving with shifts of employees who can provide specific services. In many instances, this type of continuous in-home care service is provided for clients who are at risk when unattended, such as persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions.

Respite Care and Relief Provides a Much Needed Break for Family Caregivers
Respite care provides breaks from the daily routine of caregiving. It can relieve stress, restore energy and promote the necessary balance in the life of a family caregiver. Whether it’s for a few hours or a well-deserved vacation, Interim HealthCare can provide the necessary support and relief.

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What is In-Home Care?

What is In-Home Care?

In-home care refers to services that help you stay in your home. You may need in-home care if you:

  • have a disability
  • need to recuperate from an illness or surgery
  • have difficulty caring for yourself or your home

There are three major categories of in-home care:

  • Home health care – services provided by nurses, physical therapists, and occupational and speech therapists.
  • Personal care – assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, mobility, etc.
  • Support services – housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, etc.

Sometimes, one or more of these services are provided by the same agency. For instance, an aide from a home health care agency may provide personal care under a nurse’s supervision. In-home care providers are sometimes called companion aides, personal care aides, certified home health aides and nursing aides.

Who Provides In-Home Care?

Private home health care agencies, individual providers and the county provide in-home care. Sometimes, nurses, private geriatric care managers, or county social workers coordinate and supervise in-home care services.

Who Pays for In-Home Care?

This depends on the care you need, the type of insurance you have, and whether you are eligible for certain government programs.

  • Private Pay and Insurance

People who use in-home care services often pay most of the cost themselves. However, some private health insurance and long-term care insurance policies cover certain in-home care services. Policies vary in their coverage.

Read your policy carefully. Contact your insurance company if you have questions. If you have coverage, be sure to ask the in-home care agency if they accept your insurance. Other questions to ask include:

    • What services are covered?
    • How long are services covered?
    • What are the restrictions? (Prior hospitalization? Level of care?)
    • Who must supervise the care?
  • Government Programs

Medicare helps pay for home health care if you are a Medicare beneficiary only when a doctor certifies a plan that includes one or more of the following services:

    • skilled nursing care
    • physical therapy
    • speech-language services
    • occupational therapy

Additional requirements include:

    • The agency must be Medicare-certified.
    • You must be unable to leave your home without great difficulty.

The Medicare & You Handbook, mailed every fall, discusses these benefits in detail. You can also go the Medicare website or call 1-800-633-4227, TTY 1-877-486-2048 for more information.

Medicaid helps pay the cost of in-home care for eligible low-income people. Sometimes services are paid by a combination of Medicare and Medicaid.

If you think you may qualify for Medicaid, call them

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Choosing the right one

Many people with disabilities rely, at some point in our lives, on the services of a Home Health Aide (HHA) or Personal Care Assistant (PCA). And it’s no secret that this is a challenging relationship, both to establish and maintain. Listed below are five tips to help make the process a little easier and successful.

Dependable Personal Care Assitant (PCA)

1.  Finding a dependable PCA is not an easy task. When we do find one, we are so grateful that it’s very easy to make the mortal mistake of treating him/her like a guest in our home. If you have suffered through a series of nightmarish PCAs who may have left you to skip meals or soil yourself, it is totally understandable that you would want to do anything to make a good PCA want to keep you as a client. Instead of handing them your remote control or adding them to your will, focus on setting boundaries. This will have much more productive, long-term results.

Everyone’s boundaries are different. Have you thought about what your boundaries are? If not, try asking yourself the following questions to help you get started:

• Are there any rooms in your home that you do not want your PCA in?
• Do you find any specific behaviors or language offensive, which your PCA should refrain from while in your home?
• Do you have a dress code for your PCAs?
• Do you care if your PCA talks on the phone or texts during his/her shift?

2. Express what you expect from your Personal Care Assistant. If your PCA doesn’t know what you expect from him/her, then he/she is doomed to disappoint you. Nobody benefits from setting your PCA up for failure. Make a detailed list of chores and tasks that need to be done on a regular basis. If you are unable to do this yourself, tell your PCA to grab a pen and paper so he/she can write it out for you.

3. Privacy. Making the time and space for a little private time every day could help your relationship with your PCA as well as with yourself. Sometimes we all just need to hear our own thoughts and meditate. There are many variables that can make it challenging for a person with a disability to have privacy. Perhaps the person with disabilities requires a PCA to be with them for most of the day and/or night. Maybe the client lives in a very small apartment with a roommate — throw a PCA in the mix and things can get crowded. If you simply must always be in the same room with a caregiver, pop in some ear buds, close your eyes and hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign.

4. Provide dietary information. Again, you hired a PCA, not Miss Cleo from the psychic hotline. If you don’t communicate what you like to eat and how you like it to be prepared, you could be in for a scary surprise. Gather a few detailed recipes or cookbooks for your PCA to use in preparing your meals, and designate a spot in your kitchen to keep these helpful items.

5. Give feedback and use your manners. It is important to remember that your PCA is not your mother or other relative who is taking care of you out of familial obligation. It does take a caring person to do this type of job well, but ultimately, it is just their job. Depending on the level of care your PCA provides, it may be a rather dirty job at times. Show some gratitude; say “please” and “thank you” throughout the day. Give sincere compliments that show you appreciate his/her care.

This also may prove helpful when you need to give negative feedback. For example, if you occasionally say things like, “Lunch was exceptionally good today. I really liked the way it was prepared,” your PCA may be more receptive to statements like “Thanks for making what I wanted for lunch, but next time, please set the oven timer so it doesn’t over cook.”

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Tips for Choosing Home Care

The first step to finding the right kind of home care agency is determining what level of care is needed. There are two main categories of in-home care services: skilled care, which provides for medical needs, and custodial care. Custodial care may include environmental assistance-help with housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation and the like-or personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding. Some agencies only provide one type of care; others may include both types. Different types of home care companies may work together to provide an integrated system of services for a care recipient
Types of Home Care Organizations

Home health agencies
Hospices
Homemaker and home care aide (HCA) agencies
Staffing and private-duty agencies

Top Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies

Once you have determined the type of home care services your loved one needs and have a list of appropriate agencies, it’s a good idea to interview and evaluate the agencies to compare them. Use the following checklist to help you choose the right home care agency for your loved one.

Does the home care provider supply literature explaining its services, eligibility requirements, fees, and funding sources? Many agencies furnish care recipients with a detailed “Patient Bill of Rights” that outlines the rights and responsibilities of the providers, care recipients, and caregivers alike. An annual report and other educational materials also can provide helpful information about the provider.

How long has this agency been providing home care services?
Is the agency Medicare certified?
Is the agency licensed by the state?
Can the agency explain what Medicare or insurance will cover and what the client must pay? The agency should have an established track record and be able to provide references.

What range of home care services does the agency provide?
Do they offer the specific services you need (e.g. physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.)?
Can they meet any special needs you may have (e.g. language or cultural preferences)?

How does this provider select and train its employees?
Does it perform background checks on staff?
Does it have written personnel policies, benefits packages, and malpractice insurance? You’re more likely to get a committed and dedicated aide when the company selects its staff carefully and supports them with the proper policies, protections, and incentives. The extent of the background check varies state to state.
Are nurses or therapists required to evaluate your loved one’s home care needs? If so, would they consult with his or her physicians and family members? The various care-givers serving your loved one need to communicate effectively with each other; for example, if a doctor prescribes physical therapy, all the home-care aides should be working together to further this goal. Medicare-certified agencies are required to have this sort of coordination.

Does this provider include the client and his or her family members in developing the plan of care?
Are they involved in making care plan changes?
Is the client’s course of treatment documented, detailing the specific tasks to be carried out by each professional caregiver?
Does the provider assign supervisors to oversee the quality of care that clients are receiving in their homes? If so, how often do these individuals make visits?
Who can the care recipient and his or her family members call with questions or complaints?
How does the agency follow up on and resolve problems? This helps ensure that the caregivers are performing the services correctly, and responding to the care recipient’s changing needs.
What are the financial procedures of the agency?
Do they furnish written statements explaining all of the costs and payment plan options associated with the home care services it provides?
What procedures does the provider have in place to handle emergencies?
Are its caregivers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Not all home care agencies are available 24 hours a day, or guarantee replacement coverage if the assigned aide is unable to come.

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