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2016 MN Legislative Session

The 2016 MN Legislative session starts on March 8th. This short session is an important opportunity to push for a much needed 5% rate increase for Home and Community-Based Services. Rates need to be improved so providers of these services can remain competitive to attract and retain staff to care for more than 90,000 Minnesotans who already receive services in their homes and communities. The following are some details of the need for this increase:

• A 5% increase for Home & Community-Based Services in 2016 is critical to ensure that quality services for 108,000 people with disabilities and older adults in Minnesota remain available, stable, and sustainable.

• Best Life Alliance supporters are leading reforms that promote choice, independence and individualized options for people with disabilities and older adults, including Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan. Achieving these reforms requires a skilled caregiver/Direct Support Professional workforce.

Accurate and Around Town TV

We recently worked with Around Town TV to put together a new company video which includes a compilation of current office and field employees discussing Accurate Home Care. In addition to company details, staff talked about what sets Accurate apart from the industry standard, and some of their favorite things about the company.

We hope this video will be a helpful resource for those who are looking into Accurate Home Care specifically and the home care industry in general. Please click here to watch our new video, and share it with anyone you know who might be looking for home care services.

Keeping Connected with Accurate Home Care

step 2Here at Accurate Home Care, we know the importance of communication and employee, client, and referral source connectedness with the company. There are now more ways than ever to communicate and stay up-to-date on the latest company news and events.

Follow us on social media for timely updates on community and volunteer events, client and employee stories, company updates, and useful resources. We also update our website and the Accurate Blog with top stories, news, and resources that we hope will be useful and interesting to all audiences.

Thriving at Home

Spotlight KayaKaya is a kind, smart, and very determined fourteen-year-old girl. She loves to read, and always has a book in her hand unless she’s golfing, hanging out with her friends or family, or spending time doing any one of her other hobbies.

Art is something that she is exceptionally talented at, and it has been a great outlet for her! She feels good when she paints, as it relaxes her, passes the time, and helps her express her feelings through her artwork. She is passionate about giving back, and is able to help people with art through the nonprofit called Art is Healing.

Partnering for the Future of Healthcare

Anoka Ramsey NursesAccurate Home Care recently hosted a group of nursing students from Anoka Ramsey Community College (ARCC) to prepare them for their clinical rotations and situations that they may come across in the field. Accurate partners with ARCC to host clinical rotations in certain clients’ homes. This allows for nursing students to get the hands-on experience they need, and provides us an opportunity to promote the home care industry to healthcare professionals.

There are various schools that Accurate partners with, and although this partnership has been in place for several years, this is the first time the training has been held in this on-site format. Our Education Department utilized the space in our new Otsego building to better prepare students for the diverse settings and patient needs they may experience.

Making an Impact

Employee Spotlight Alyssa 2“We love having Alyssa work with our son. She is very passionate about what she does, and is great at her job. She is very focused and it is obvious that she loves her work.” –Parents of Accurate Home Care client, Mark.

Alyssa has been a Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA) at Accurate Home Care for one year, and works in our Central Minnesota region. Her favorite Accurate moments are when she feels like she has made a difference in the life of a child and/or family! She says that the best moments are “…when I see my clients having good days and weeks, and when I see them strive to do their best. They are awesome, every single one of them!” She loves when a client looks out the window and waits for her to arrive with excitement, or when they want to show her things they have made or accomplished.