2785 White Bear Avenue, Ste 415, Maplewood, Minnesota, 55109
Counties Served: Minnesota - RamseyHome Health
Our BrightStar Care Team in St Paul, led by a Registered Nurse Director of Nursing, provides expert, compassionate, and person in-home care. Our mission is to go above and beyond to deliver a Higher Standard of Care and nothing less.
Your loved one deserves care thats nothing less than extraordinary. At BrightStar Care of St. Paul, our experienced, trustworthy, and compassionate care professionals provide a full range of services in the comfort and safety of home. From personal care to companion care, BrightStar Care offers quality home care services for children, adults, and seniors.
Our services provided are: Transitional Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Senior Care, Personal Care, Companion Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Support + Outside Services and Child Care. Please call us at 651-770-8427 for an assessment of your needs.
Hearing the news that a loved one has Alzheimers or Dementia can be unsettling, even scary. Its important to know that theres help available to you and to your loved one that can ease the responsibilities and provide some clear direction during this uncertain and unpredictable time.Alzheimers and Dementia Home Care in South Minneapolis MetroAlzheimers can be overwhelming for a family caregiver, particularly if your loved one is in the more serious stages of this disease. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or another form of dementia, BrightStar Care of South Minneapolis Metro can provide compassionate care and support so you can spend more quality time with your loved one.We customize our range of care services to the specific needs of those living with dementia and their families. Our BrightStar Care Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing evaluates each client, creates a personalized plan of care, oversees our specially trained professional care staff, and regularly reviews care notes with you to make sure we are meeting your expectations.Our Specialized Dementia Care ApproachOur mission is to provide your loved one living with early, middle, or late-stage Alzheimers or dementia the individualized care and support they need to:Live with dignity and purpose safely and securely in their own homeEnjoy optimal health and emotional well-beingMaintain connections to the people, places, things, and memories that matter most to themOur specialized approach means you and your loved one can expect:RN Involvement and Supervision with Every Client Knowledgeable supervision is necessary for safety, and you can take comfort in knowing that a Registered Nurse or Director of Nursing is overseeing every aspect of your loved ones care. Our experienced team creates an individualized plan of care and provides care oversight to ensure the safety and comfort of your loved one. Specially Trained Staff and Guaranteed Compatibility Our caregivers have a minimum of one-year experience, have undergone extensive background and credentials checks, and are trained in the BrightStar Care dementia approach. Our compatibility guarantee means your loved one will be matched with the right care professional and youll be 100% satisfied.Knowledgeable, Responsive 24/7 Communication and Support Our team collaborates closely with clients, family, and other healthcare providers, and our 24/7/30 touchpoints ensure everyone is informed and involved. Education and Support for Care Partners Our family education material features resources from the Alzheimers Association such as an overview of what to expect as a family caregiver and a guide to health and wellness for loved ones with dementia. What is Alzheimers Disease?Alzheimers disease is a neurological disorder that often begins slowly with mild symptoms that gradually advance. Individuals with this illness often suffer from memory loss and the inability to care properly for their own nutritional and personal hygiene needs. Patients with Alzheimers are also at a higher risk of falling or accidentally injuring themselves, and an in-home care provider can assist you in keeping your loved one safe.Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease include:The inability to remember words, details, directions, people and eventsDifficulty performing simple tasks (such as personal hygiene or grooming)Depression or lack of motivationForgetfulness and confusionIrritabilityPoor decision making or judgmentFind Alzheimers Caregivers in the South Minneapolis Metro AreaBrightStar Care South Minneapolis Metro is proud to provide person-centered Alzheimers and dementia care to help individuals in our community live with dignity in the comfort of home. Our professional, specially trained care staff is ready to help you and your loved one. For more information or to schedule a complimentary in-home care assessment, contact us at (952) 300-3698.
At BrightStar Care of St. Paul, we understand that finding experienced and compassionate caregivers can be a challenge. While many of our clients still enjoy their independence, they might require some assistance, and our qualified care professionals go above and beyond to deliver on our promise of A Higher Standard of Care to the individuals and families they serve.A BrightStar Care Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing creates each clients personalized plan of care and oversees its delivery by our professional care staff. Our companion services include personalized, around-the-clock care for anyone of any age who needs it, as well as:In-home supportLight housekeeping and helping with laundryMeal planning and cookingRespite for family caregiversHelp with shopping and errandsAdult and senior transportation to and from doctor appointments and social eventsTravel companionshipSitter or nanny servicesExpectant and new mother supportCompanion Care for SeniorsAt BrightStar Care of St. Paul, our senior companion care services focus on improving the health and well-being of your aging loved ones so they can get the most out of life. We strive to get to know our clients unique histories and personalities so we can plan activities that will be both stimulating and enjoyable. We can provide any level of companionship you desire to achieve a quality of life you need. Our companion care services include:Assist with writing letters and correspondenceHelp connect with loved ones through email and social mediaEngage in stimulating activities such as crafts, games, and readingCreate customized grocery lists in accordance with dietary needs and preferencesFacilitate visits with friends and neighborsPlan outings and tripsDaily schedule assistanceRespite and family reliefHospital Companions for ChildrenWhen your child is hospitalized, whatever the reason, it is stressful for the whole family. Our reliable, compassionate care professionals can provide in-hospital, around-the-clock child care assistance and respite for family caregivers, parents, and family members. Whether our care professionals are with your child for an hour or 24, we can provide much-needed family support and care for you and your loved ones.Thorough Companion Care AssessmentsEach BrightStar Care of St. Paul client receives a personalized, in-depth assessment conducted by our RN Director of Nursing to better understand their condition, personality, and environment. This information is used to create an individualized plan of care that meets each clients unique physical and emotional needs, strives to improve their health, and enhances their quality of life. This process, along with continual oversight by our nursing staff, helps us ensure the right fit between our clients and their caregivers, and enables us to quickly modify a clients plan of care as their needs evolve.BrightStar Care is ready to help. For more information about Companion Care in St. Paul, contact our local BrightStar Care office at (651) 770-8427.
Transitional care refers to the care provided following hospitalization or a stay in a rehabilitation center. Leaving the hospital or a skilled nursing facility to go home could lead to critical health and social problems for individuals, but in many cases this can be prevented. Professionally delivered care can help reduce undesirable outcomes like re-hospitalization, medication errors, falls, and it may even reduce long-term healthcare costs by helping to prevent the worsening of health conditions. BrightStar Care offers the services and expertise to help you make a safe and healthy recovery at home and lower the likelihood of a return trip to the hospital. Learn more about the different types of transitional health services offered by BrightStar Care of South Minneapolis Metro.
When your aging parent begins to need additional support during the day, at night, or around the clock, that doesnt mean he or she needs to leave the home to go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. BrightStar Care of St. Paul offers 24-hour home care services when your loved one needs either continuous assistance in daily tasks or short-term help while recovering from medical procedures. Situations may vary, and no one client care plan fits all, but one thing is certain: our priority is to provide care and support for your loved one with the highest level of care.Is 24-Hour Home Care Right for Us?If your elderly parent or loved one lives alone and you are struggling to keep up with their needs and stressing yourself out, 24-hour home care can be a solution. It can be set up quickly and provides peace of mind and assurance for individuals who are recovering from an illness or injury, or who are experiencing a change in condition that requires someone to be available to provide assistance any time of day. Additionally, not all 24-hour care situations require permanent support. For instance, if youre caring for a loved one but dont want to leave him or her alone while you go out of town, BrightStar Care can provide 24-hour home care to assist with safety needs while living independently. There are many quality of life benefits for seniors who receive 24-hour home care, including:Aging in Place Seniors can feel fulfilled by living in their own homes longer, and couples dont need to be separated for care. They can feel safe in the comforts of home even when they can no longer manage tasks like housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, or personal care.Safety From chronic health issues to memory loss, some seniors have conditions that put them at risk for falls or other safety concerns. Having a 24-hour care plan in place can assure your loved has the support they need to stay safe at home.Activities & Entertainment Many seniors have a difficult time continuing to do the things they love without extra help. A caregiver can help your loved one live a life he or she loves by facilitating activity time and helping with special hobbies and interests.Reduce Caregiver Burnout We know you love your aging parent, but you dont have to do this alone. Let our specialized caregivers be your daily eyes and ears to reduce the risk of family or personal stress.What is a Live-In Caregiver?A live-in caregiver resides in the clients home and provides consistent 1-on-1 help on a daily basis. They are trained in 24-hour care and are able to assist when your loved one has difficulty with daily functions like sleeping, bathing, eating, and bathroom (toileting) assistance. Additionally, they can provide hands-on personal care, manage the household, and assist with special activities. Based on your loved ones needs and location, BrightStar Care can arrange 24-hour live-in care. What 24-Hour Home Care Services Does BrightStar Care Provide?BrightStar Care of St. Paul specializes in providing 24-hour home care and meeting the specific health and personal needs of our clients. Our specially trained team of care professionals provides around-the-clock assistance with anything from assistance with daily tasks to post-procedure care and exercises to support their return to wellness. A BrightStar Care RN Director of Nursing will meet with you and your loved one to tailor a care plan to meet your loved ones specific personal and health-related needs. Our 24-hour home care services support the many facets of everyday life:Personal Care Our team assists with all aspects of personal life such as bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting.Emotional Care Our compassionate approach aims for caregivers to build a special trust with clients through meaningful activities, mentally-stimulating conversation, and overall companionship.Household Care As everyday tasks become more difficult for your loved one, we can assist with cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, and more.Skilled Nursing Care (available in most states) From medication assistance to home infusions to wound care, our experienced RNs and LPNs keep all of our clients health needs top of mind. Our Approach to 24-Hour Home CareOur goal is to provide the highest level of support and care for your loved one and give you and your family greater peace of mind. Whatever your situation may be, a BrightStar Care Registered Nurse will create a customized care plan, oversee our team of care professionals, and coordinate with your medical providers so everyone is always on the same page in regards to your loved ones needs.
I enjoy working with veterans because they have a wonderful view of the world and of life itself, says caregiver Montana F. You get to meet amazing people and enjoy each others company, while helping them with their daily needs. Montana is just one of the caregivers at independently owned and operated BrightStar Care agencies across the country who are passionate about supporting their clients who have served our country. With more than 4,000 veterans tended to by our compassionate and experienced caregivers during 2022, weve found that our caregivers gain far more than they give. Were proud to share a few of these powerful relationships. Christines StoryMontana F. has been caring for veteran Christine S. for more than a year, handling those daily activities that Christine can no longer do herself or that cause extreme exhaustion. Since Christine was no longer eating well-balanced meals due to persistent fatigue, one of Montanas most important tasks includes cooking healthy food and prepping meals for future use. My diet has improved immensely since Montana started visiting and Im so grateful for all she does for me, Christine says. Montana is also there to help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like light housekeeping and ensuring Christine can take a safe and comfortable shower. Montanas care does more than just nourish Christines body, it also feeds her soul. Christine explains that she loves having someone listen to her, ask about her day and truly care how shes feeling. It helps me not feel so alone; having someone who cares enough to take time to sit and chat is amazing! But its not all about sitting. Another valuable service Montana provides is driving Christine to appointments and errands. Prior to their relationship, Christine would have to nap in her car in-between errands because her energy was zapped. BrightStar Care also helped her get a scooter, which she uses when grocery shopping or on other outings. Montana loves getting to know her clients and is committed to being kind and patient with each one. Thats the thing about genuine client and caregiver relationships its a two-way street of respect and affection.Jacks StoryMy caregiver is a great source of inspiration, says Jack K., a veteran in Chico, California, who has been a BrightStar Care client since January of 2022. Its nice to know that people care; and Im not as depressed anymore.Jacks praise demonstrates that caregiver Isabelle J. is meeting her goal of making her clients days a little brighter. Some of my clients have a lot of health issues and they can become discouraged, so I want to cheer them up, Isabelle says. Caring about people is really important. When people know you care, then they want to keep moving forward. Isabelle helps Jack keep his home clean, drives him to appointments, makes meals and is in the home when he showers to make sure he remains safe. Since having surgery on one of his eyes, a BrightStar Care team member has checked in with him every day. Another goal Jack has is to take his medication consistently. Sometimes clients need a gentle reminder about those activities that can keep them healthy and safe this sometimes includes staying hydrated, eating nutritious meals and avoiding falls. Isabelle is great, Jack says before sharing his future goal of enrolling in real estate classes. This friendship has become one of mutual admiration and inspiration. In Jacks own words, Shes a real nice gal.Kenneths StoryCorporal Kenneth R., served as a United States Marine completing two tours during the Vietnam War. With a choice between being drafted or enlisting, Kenneth chose to enlist., Kenneth has been receiving care from Karen M., HHA, CNA, of BrightStar Care of Burnsville / South St. Paul for just over a year. Karen provides companionship and support for activities of daily living (ADLs) for this veteran who has a personality that others gravitate to. Karen shared an example of his engaging personality, Sometimes when I think hes fallen asleep and not be listening to whats being said, he will make a comment or wiggle his eyebrows to let us know he is still in there. I enjoy every moment with Kenneth and hearing his stories. She also says that its in Kenneths nature to look out for everyone around him. He is super grateful after all hes been through and thankful for a wife thats always been beside him in sickness and in health. In addition to meeting Kenneths needs, Karens service has enabled his wife to meet her own needs. This respite creates time and space for Leota to attend appointments and run errands, as well as satisfy self-care measures like going for a walk or seeing friends. Leota says she can do this because she knows she can trust and depend on the BrightStar Care Burnsville / South St. Paul team. Karen has heard similar comments from other families shes worked with. They often say that BrightStar Care agencies hire quality caregivers, offer more care than similar companies and provide peace of mind.The Privilege is OursWe consider it to be the highest honor to care for veterans by supporting their independence and dignity. We come into their homes to assist with meals, mobility, errands and more, but we are the ones who are blessed by the stories they share and the love they have for our country. Although we have provided nearly 600,000 hours of care to veterans this year, our true focus is on a much smaller number ONE. Our caregivers and nurses are committed to caring for one client at a time. One hour at a time. One special memory at a time. Whether its the joy we see on a clients face when we walk in the door or we notice their physical health is improving, these are the moments that matter. Caregiver Karen M. says it best, Veterans put their lives on the line for our freedom. Its our turn to serve them, by making their lives better every day.With locally owned and operated agencies across the United States, BrightStar Careis one of the countrys leading providers of in-home senior care. We employ nurses, CNAs, and caregivers to deliver a higher standard of care and nothing less in the comfort of familiar surroundings. Please reach out to us for additional insights about working with those who have served our country. Please call us at 612-435-7390 or visit our website at: https://www.brightstarcare.com/burnsville-south-st-paul
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimers or dementia can be physically and emotionally draining, especially when they have behavioral changes caused by their anxiety and confusion. Many advanced dementia patients lash out at their caregivers with unexpected aggression later in the day or at night. The phenomenon is referred to as Sundowners Syndrome or sundowning because the disruptive behavior usually occurs after the sun has gone down and feelings of paranoia, sadness, fear, or anger seep into the mind, sometimes accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. Sundowning is stressful for both persons living with dementia and their caregivers. However, our healthcare professionals are here to offer helpful tips for managing anger and Sundowners Syndrome in loved ones with memory loss.One out of five dementia patients suffer from sundowningElder care presents many unique challenges to caregivers. If youre feeling overwhelmed about your loved ones late afternoon or nighttime mood swings, the most important thing to remember is that you arent alone. According to scientific studies, as many as one out of five people living with Alzheimers or dementia suffer from Sundowners Syndrome. Much mystery shrouds this condition, but experts believe the neurological changes caused by dementia affect the individuals inner body clock. This confusion about the time of day often manifests itself in the person shouting, pacing, and acting in aggressive manners. Sadly, these anger issues tend to worsen as the persons memory loss progresses. Understand their anger isnt directed at you or your actionsThe first step to handling your loved ones anger issues is to understand where this anger is coming from and recognize that it isnt aimed at you or something you have necessarily done. Anger is usually caused by physical, emotional, or mental triggers. Your loved one may be angry because they cannot do the simplest tasks, such as tying their shoes or going to the grocery store. They could be experiencing physical fatigue, discomfort, or soreness you arent aware of, and they are unable to articulate how they are feeling.Be aware that certain medications can cause behavioral side effects. Feelings of boredom or loneliness caused by their condition could also be the culprit for sudden outbursts. Memory loss and disorientation are often mental causes for aggression. Once you understand these underlying causes for your loved ones anger, it may make it easier for you to cope and even avoid sources causing such behavior.Observe what seems to trigger their aggressive behaviorObserving your loved one can provide valuable clues as to whats prompting their aggressive behavior. Do they seem to lash out more when theyre hungry or havent had a restful nights sleep? Sometimes, anger could be caused by overstimulation. Physical clutter, loud noises, bright lights, or lots of activity around them could cause this overstimulation. Consider light-blocking curtains to create a cozy atmosphere during the day, or on the flip side, surround your loved one with plenty of lights at night to alleviate fears when its time to go to sleep. Someone living with dementia may also become upset by anything that disrupts their day, such as diverting from their typical routine or switching caregivers. First-to-second shift rotations typically occur in the late afternoon or early evening hours at most group homes and could be the cause of disruptive patient behaviors.Evaluate how you communicate with your loved oneMuch of caring for a loved one with Alzheimers or dementia is learning how to communicate with them. Always speak softly and slowly with easy-to-understand instructions. Try not to say too much or ask too many questions at once, as this could lead to overstimulation. People often pick up on feelings of uncertainty or irritability, so its crucial to remain calm and reassuring at all times. Even if your loved one lashes out at you verbally or physically, try not to get upset. Never react with force or violence. If theyre in a safe place or someone else can keep an eye on them, walk away from the situation and give yourself time to think and calm down.Consider defusing the tension with music or activitiesOften, you can defuse anger and tension with a relaxing activity, such as massage or music. Try to redirect your loved ones attention to something other than what triggered the behavior. Try putting on your loved ones favorite TV show, suggest taking a walk, or doing something else you know they enjoy.Remember to be kind and empathetic at all timesAbove all, remember to be kind and empathetic at all times when caring for someone with Alzheimers or dementia. You care about this person and their well-being. They are suffering from a disease and often have little to no control over their thoughts, feelings, or actions. Never punish or reprimand them for bad behavior. It is not their fault, and they will likely not remember the scenario afterward. Seek help from their primary care physician or a support group to learn how to detect, defuse, and prevent angry outbursts.Identify what caused the aggression so you can fix itTry to figure out what happened right before the aggressive behavior, so you can take steps to correct it. Keeping a consistent log of your loved ones behaviors and reactions can help you spot patterns and determine potential solutions. If you believe its the persons diet, sleep pattern, surroundings, or medications, consult their physician to make adjustments as necessary to avoid anger triggered by these factors. Be on the lookout for any signs of discomfort or pain and seek immediate medical attention if you believe this is the cause of your loved ones anger. Any time you are concerned about changes in your loved ones behavior, habits, or moods, consult their primary care physician. They are there to provide professional support and information. Ask about the possibility of prescribing anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medications to modify behavior.Consider professional elder care from BrightStar CareIts important to recognize when you need help with caring for your loved one living with Alzheimers or dementia. BrightStar Care has nurses, CNAs, and caregivers available around the clock to provide compassionate care in the comfort and familiar surroundings of home. Caring is more than a job to our nurses and caregivers its their passion. Your family is our family! Contact us for help at 651-770-8427 or visit us at https://www.brightstarcare.com/locations/st-paul/
When you or a loved one are recovering from a hospitalization or are being discharged from a rehabilitation center such as a skilled nursing facility (SNF), you may need short-term transitional home care. Our nurse-led care and team-focused approach are designed to optimize your health and well-being.Even if your loved one is receiving skilled nursing care from another agency (such as a Medicare-approved group), the companion care and personal care services we offer through BrightStar Home Care South Minneapolis Metro provide a wonderful supplement. These services can help meet basic needs such as light housekeeping, companionship, family respite, dressing, personal hygiene and ambulation (walking and moving around). Professionally delivered care can help reduce undesirable outcomes such as re-hospitalization, medication errors and falls; it may even reduce long-term healthcare costs by helping to prevent the health conditions from getting worse.Short-Term Transitional Home Care ServicesA Registered Nurse (RN) from BrightStar Home Care South Minneapolis Metro oversees the plan of care to help provide a safe transition back home. Our team provides a wide range of services to support a variety of health needs such as:COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Well coach proper inhaler use, provide medication reminders and support habits to improve wellness.Diabetes: We will conduct foot inspections and perform blood glucose level checks, as well as provide family education.Heart Attack/AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction): Well provide education and support to develop new lifestyle habits that promote heart health.Heart Failure: Well help manage medication adherence, diet and exercise.Pneumonia: Well provide RN-led medication management, help manage oxygen therapy and offer personal care.Post-Operative: We will assist with surgical recovery in the comfort of home.Stroke: We will help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like eating, dressing and mobility, as well as promote fall safety, offer medication reminders and provide transportation to physician appointments or therapy (physical, occupational and/or speech).Therapy for Post-Op or Stroke: We also have physical, occupational and speech therapists who can provide rehabilitation in your home.Care Paths Deliver Superior OutcomesOne of the unique services we offer is Care Paths for Falls and Change of Condition. Although care paths are fairly common, weve taken this approach farther by building person-centered and condition-specific Care Paths based on your loved ones unique needs, current conditions and past medical history.Using our proprietary technology, our caregivers are able to help predict and prevent a fall or worsening of your family member's current condition. When a change of condition is identified, we will communicate that information immediately to the supervising nurse at BrightStar Home Care South Minneapolis Metro and/or your loved ones physician so any needed action can be taken. If you or your loved one would prefer to receive transitional care at home instead of receiving short-term, facility-based care, please call us at 952.300.3698 or contact us online. We look forward to sharing how we can help. Or visit us at - https://www.brightstarcare.com/locations/south-minneapolis-metro/