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Working together for a better outcome:

MW 002Accurate Home Care Director of Home Care Nursing, Megan White was recently asked to speak to Anoka County CADI (Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals) and CAC (Community Alternative Care) case managers and the program manager at their Lunch and Learn. CADI and CAC are waivers which provide funding for home and community-based services for children and adults. 

Partnering with counties and organizations in the communities that we serve helps us stay connected, and it benefits everyone involved—most importantly, patients in need of services. As a company, we make it a priority to be an industry-wide resource and support to the communities we serve and beyond. 

Inspiration for All

Ethan OchEthan Och, a senior at Swanville High School, and an Accurate Home Care patient, isn’t letting a muscle disease stop him from shining. His personality, work ethic, and overall great attitude are exemplary. His principle, teachers, nurses, and parents all agree that Ethan is something special. The things that he accomplishes would already be amazing, but he takes it to the next level: using his abilities and achievements to help others. However inspirational all of Ethan’s attributes are, the most is arguably his selflessness.

Representative Nick Zerwas Visit

Representative Nick Zerwas Visit 11 9 15The Accurate Home Care Executive Management Team recently hosted Minnesota House Representative Nick Zerwas for a meet and greet at our Headquarters in Otsego, Minnesota. Zerwas took time to sit down and discuss home care specifically, Minnesota healthcare in general, and legislation relating to both.

He spoke about the need for higher spend down limits through Medical Assistance, and the difficulty getting people on board due to high costs. Although everyone wants MA to go up, it’s too expensive to raise it by large increments. It was raised 5% last legislative session (costing $86 million per year), bringing it up to 80%, but Zerwas’ goal is ultimately to see it raised to 100%.

Choosing the Right Home Care Provider

Getting started with home healthcare services can seem daunting, mostly due simply to inexperience with the industry. Many people who are preparing to start with home care services have little if any personal experience with it, and at an often already stressful time, worrying about which provider to go with can add unwanted anxiety.

In addition to basic internet searches and looking through various agencies’ websites, there are some important questions that you can ask potential home healthcare providers. The following is a list of questions from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), that potential home care recipients can ask providers to get a better feel for the quality and customer service that can be expected from them. This should help tremendously in the search and decision making for such an important service for yourself or a loved one.

Myths and Facts of Home Care

“The only reason people should not be using home care is because they do not know about it yet,” said Kathy, an Accurate Home Care patient who experienced various hospital and nursing home settings before learning more about home healthcare and making the switch. She is very appreciative of the healthcare services she receives in the comfort of her home. Many people do not know how far home healthcare has come, and that the services they or their loved ones need, could be provided within their home.

Kathy was unaware that she could receive the specialized services she needed without being in a hospital or nursing home. However, she has discovered that home care is available to clients of all ages in need of healthcare services ranging from basic to complex. “Accurate is constantly checking and re-checking what they are doing. They are always asking me if I need something. That doesn’t happen in a hospital or a nursing home. Therefore, I can recover much faster. I am recovering at a much greater speed in just a few months with home care than I did at the hospital and nursing home in almost a year. My home care company has accomplished what the hospitals and nursing homes couldn’t.”

Fostering Growth and Advancement from Within

STEP Scholarship ErinErin is continuing her already extensive healthcare career by continuing her education to become an RN. In fact, she has never had a job that wasn’t in healthcare. As an LPN at Accurate Home Care, she has already been preparing herself for the next step in her career by staying up to date on all of her skills, prioritizing tasks, dealing with issues that arise, and learning the roles of an RN from her Accurate colleagues.

As a company, Accurate Home Care strives to foster an atmosphere where career development is encouraged and applauded. We are proud of our employees who do a wonderful job of giving genuine care to the patients we serve. It is a top priority to promote employee development through hiring from within, providing free classes to employees, and offering employee programs that give additional training, company and community involvement, and many other incentives.