Aug 3, 2018, 3:07 PM
Do you ever wonder what it is like to be a caregiver? Here is some insight from a Kore Cares caregiver, Allison.
Jul 27, 2018, 9:41 AM
People are often asking what kinds of services we offer at Kore Cares. We can list our services, but people who are unfamiliar with home care are often still left wondering exactly what it is they need and for how long or how often they need it. We hope that providing scenarios in this blog post as well as previous blogs will help answer your questions. Our services are customizable to each individual. No client is the same and we don’t expect their needs to be either. No matter what it is, even if it doesn’t end up being our services you need, we are here to assist in any way possible. Check out some examples of client scenarios below!
Jul 16, 2018, 10:53 AM
Long term care can be home care, hospice, assisted living, nursing homes, etc. These services and facilities are designed to assist individuals with both short term needs related to recovering from an illness or injury as well as providing long term care.. How are these services paid for? We put together a few options to help guide the process.
Jul 6, 2018, 10:21 AM
One of the most overlooked and undervalued gifts you can leave your loved one is a plan. In home care we find that a great number of our clients do not have a plan in place in case something happens to them such as a life altering disability or death. Some people believe that an estate plan is only for the wealthy or a will is good enough. Others think they are to young to put together a comprehensive plan. The reality is no matter your age or income everyone needs to have a plan. An advance care plan, estate plan, a will and power of attorney are all essential to guiding those left to make critical decisions on your behalf, these documents protect your assets and give you and your family control. We have witnessed firsthand how having a plan can relieve stress and anxiety during difficult times.
Jun 29, 2018, 10:13 AM
If you’ve ever purchased home medical supplies for yourself or a loved one, you know how much of a help this equipment is. You also know how expensive it can be. If you have wheelchairs, lifts, etc. that are not being used anymore here are a few options on how you can sell or donate the items to others in need.
Jun 18, 2018, 1:34 PM
At AseraCare Hospice’s “Butterfly to Remember” event, people from the Sioux Falls community gathered to eat, enjoy live music, listen to speakers talk about loss and acceptance, and honor loved ones lost by releasing a butterfly in honor of them. This year, Tracy Vik gave a testimonial on loss, the different stages in life that it can occur, and finding peace afterwards. As a member of a large family, principal of an elementary school, and volunteer in countless community events, Tracy has experienced many different scenarios of loss, healing, acceptance, and lessons learned. Here are some of the stories she shared:
Jun 8, 2018, 2:33 PM
Many of our home care clients use adaptive devices that assist them with living independently in their home. Here are a few clever products that have helped our home care clients and might also help you or someone you know.
Jun 1, 2018, 3:22 PM
Writing an obituary for someone is an honor, but undeniably a difficult one. You are entrusted with summarizing a lifetime of accomplishments and memories into a few paragraphs. It will be read by countless family members and friends, ran in newspapers, and online for, well, forever. We have compiled a few steps to help make the process easier.
May 25, 2018, 11:55 AM
For the last few months, Kore Cares has been lucky enough to have three interns from the Career and Technical Education Academy (CTE) here in Sioux Falls. CTE provides high school students advanced training in a variety of career areas. Students attend CTE during a 2-hour free period from their regular school schedule. During their time as interns, they engaged in online training for the home care field, nursing visits, meetings, marketing and event preparations, and client interactions such as introductions and consultations. We enjoyed getting to know these ladies, and we want to give you a chance to do the same!
May 22, 2018, 9:40 AM
One of the best things about local businesses is the sense of community. The most unlikely businesses, organizations, clubs, etc. reach out to help in any way they can and you find yourself doing the same thing in return. It becomes more about connecting with others and supporting people who are passionate about something, whatever that may be.