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DHS: Opinions Wanted

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is helping to find a solution to the caregiver shortage we are facing in the Midwest. As part of that effort, they have created two surveys to gather information about workforce shortage of direct care and support workers in our state. In order to help identify solutions to the issues our industry is facing, we all have to work together.

The wellbeing of children, adults, and families in need of healthcare services depends on creative and innovative solutions. We are continuing to work diligently to improve the industry and healthcare in general. The surveys that the Department of Human Services are conducting have potential to be incredibly beneficial, as everyone’s views and opinions can be heard.

ACE Classes

Our community education committee, Accurate Center of Excellence is hosting a new presentation, Medically Complex Children in the Community from 9am-12pm on August 19th at our Otsego, MN office. This presentation will explore inherited disorders, conditions of prematurity, chromosomal abnormalities, and the cares and treatments associated with these diagnoses and others. Click "Read More" to see the event details for this presentation and other upcoming classes! 

Client Spotlight: Emma

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In the spring of 2015, Emma started Extended Hour Nursing services with us. She was born premature, and was immediately placed on a vent and trach along with continuous oxygen. Initially doctors feared that she may not be able to ever leave the hospital, but after 7 months, Emma made enough progress to be allowed to transition into home care and was able to go home to be with her family! Since then, she has continued to make tremendous recovery, and no longer needs the vent or trach.

Accurate Employee Drawings

As a way to recognize hard work and encourage employees to pick up extra shifts, we introduced the Pick Up a Shift, and the Perfect Attendance contests back in April. For these contests, we entered Accurate employees who picked up extra shifts into drawings for a chance to win prizes! Every time an employee has picked up a shift or has had perfect attendance for a month, they have been entered into a monthly drawing for Accurate Rewards points.

Each region has also held quarterly drawings for bigger prizes including a $250 Visa gift card and fitness, Apple, and photography prize packages.

Many Accurate Home Care employees have been going above and beyond to help meet our patients’ needs. For the months of April through June, they picked up a total of 2,634 additional shifts! We thank all of our awesome employees for their hard work and dedication picking up extra shifts, having stellar attendance, and making Accurate Home Care a home health care provider of choice!

Town Hall Visits

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Founder and CEO, Amy Nelson has—and will continue to make visits to all of Accurate Home Care’s region offices to visit with clients and employees there. Being able to sit down and chat face to face has been a great opportunity for Amy to connect with Accurate’s most important stakeholders: the clients we serve, frontline caregivers, and families of each. They are able to talk about the latest trends that we’re seeing in the healthcare industry, as well as the specific things Accurate Home Care is focusing on.

Clinical Partnerships

We partner with local colleges to host clinical rotations in client homes. Some clients choose to volunteer to have nursing students provide them with their home care services as part of their schooling. Partnering with colleges in the area we serve not only introduces nursing students to the great opportunity of home care, but it also provides our clients with additional staff.

We recently has nearly 80 student nurses begin their quarter of clinical rotations with our clients. They will complete an orientation at Accurate Home Care, learning in detail things they may possibly encounter in the home care setting. In addition to that, they will shadow an Accurate nurse and receive any client-specific training needed in the client homes that they work in.

This new group of nurses if from Rasmussen, but we also have partnerships with Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College. In addition to the time they spend with our clients during their clinical rotations, it is our goal to have a number of them stay on working in the industry. The one-on-one care, flexibility, and wide scope of practice that home care provides is often very attractive to students nearing graduation from nursing school.