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Our Experience at OsteoStrong

Three members of the Kore Cares team recently visited OsteoStrong’s Sioux Falls franchise which just opened its doors in mid-December. OsteoStrong is built around the goal of strengthening the skeletal system through a series of short, quick exercises that will not cause you to sweat, feel sore the next day, or overexert yourself.

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A Moving Perspective on Loss and Acceptance

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:

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Meet Our Interns

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!

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Cherishing Memories and Finding Peace

Growing up, my grandparents had a huge impact on my life. As many of our clients are also grandparents, I want to share some stories about mine. Three of my grandparents have passed away: Bob Rogers, Erna Totton and Richard Totton. I would like to share with you a little about each of them and my journey to find peace in their passing in particular grandma Erna who passed away in January.

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Modern Woodmen and Kore Cares Educate Community on Long-Term Care Needs

Modern Woodmen of America and Kore Cares sponsored an informational session at the Hartford Senior Citizen Center on May 23rd at 12:30 p.m. to help educate participants on long-term care services and planning. The session, which was presented by Wendy Simmermon from Modern Woodmen and Gabby Hoing from Kore Cares, encouraged participants to put a plan in place.

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New Office- Better Training

We have been blessed with the ability to serve many home care clients and build a great team of caregivers to care for people in the comfort of their home. Due to this growth, we saw a need for a new office space. If you haven’t already noticed we have moved from our office on the corner of 49th and Louise to an office on 41st in Park Place Center which is above Fuddruckers and across the parking lot from Olive Garden.

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Time to Reflect

"I've decided that my 2017 is going to start February 1st... January was a free trial month." I recently saw this quote on Facebook and thought it was fitting. Where did January go? Where did 2016 go? What did we accomplish in 2016? What could we do better in 2017? As we make goals for 2017 we reflect on what we learned from 2016.

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Home Care and Stock Car Racing: Passion, Experience, Wellbeing, Family

Kore Cares is a proud to sponsor the number 55 street stock owned and driven by John Hoing. John is a part of the Late Model Street Stock (LMSS) touring series and races at a variety of tracks. He finished 6th in the LMSS touring series points this season. You might be asking yourself why a home care agency sponsors a stock car. There are many reasons, but here are a few:

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The Importance of Investing in Our Team

At Kore Cares we strive to invest in our employees (but we call our team members or caregivers). What does that mean? It means we believe that we must care for our caregivers, so they can care for our clients. In order to do this, we get to know our caregivers and the gifts and talents they have been given. We provide them training to enhance and refine those gifts and talents so they feel confident and well equipped to serve those in need. We treat our caregivers with the same dignity and respect that we expect them to give to our clients. Then we provide them with the opportunity to use their gifts and talents to serve others.

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