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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“Always Best Care comes in to help my dad a shower at night. When the guy came out to interview, he was really good and helpful, but it was just hard to find someone to help with dad been a little bit bigger and heavier. They like the person that they had come out a couple of times. The caregiver is good.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Young America, MN work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Young America, MN, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Young America, MN gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Young America,MN understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Minnesota High School Violates Constitution, Cancels 9/11: Never Forget Project in Attempt to ‘Stay Apolitical’

Ely Memorial High School in Ely, Minnesota forbid student affiliation with Young America’s Foundation before altogether cancelling an approved 9/11 memorial event days before it was set to take place, trampling on the Constitution and the free speech rights of its students.EMHS’s Student Council planned to participate in YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, in which they would plant 2,977 flags, one for each person murdered by radi...

Ely Memorial High School in Ely, Minnesota forbid student affiliation with Young America’s Foundation before altogether cancelling an approved 9/11 memorial event days before it was set to take place, trampling on the Constitution and the free speech rights of its students.

EMHS’s Student Council planned to participate in YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, in which they would plant 2,977 flags, one for each person murdered by radical Islamic terrorists.

The 9/11: Never Forget Project has become the largest nationwide student activism project, with over 12 million flags planted to date by students across the country. The purpose of the memorial is to properly remember the innocents murdered by radical Islamists and to fulfill our promise to never forget.

In the weeks leading up to 9/11, the EMHS Student Council was approved by school officials to participate in YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project. They began preparation, alongside more than 200 other schools around the country.

Last week, a local paper, The Timberjay reported that EMHS administrators were “made aware of the school’s involvement” with YAF and “took steps to disassociate the student council event from involvement with the group.”

The TimberJay also reported that it was contacted by a community member who expressed “concerns with the school district’s involvement with YAF.”

In the days following, EMHS promptly demanded that students remove all branding and association with YAF.

On Wednesday, however, EMHS’s Student Council executive board president, Micah Larson, was notified by the school that the event was cancelled altogether—just days before the memorial. He says he was given no explanation.

The TimberJay reported that Ely Public Schools Superintendent Erik Erie claimed, “What we try to do is to stay apolitical.”

According to Erie, the student council advisor had “unwittingly approved the 9/11 event, not knowing or understanding what YAF represents.”

“If it was a politically-liberal action committee or organization, we wouldn’t endorse that either. Or anything in the middle,” he continued.

After The TimberJay reported the dissociation with YAF and its 9/11: Never Forget Project was in an effort to remain “apolitical,” Superintendent Erik Erie flip-flopped Thursday telling YAF the outdoor flag display was canceled due to COVID-19.

“My understanding is that the event was organized prior to our recent District decision (September 4) to require masks for all people in our buildings. To follow through with an event mixing our students with the community at a time when we are observing a mask required protocol and are experiencing a ‘High Rate of Community Transmission’ (see CDC Tracker screenshot) was not something we were comfortable with,” he wrote.

He did not elaborate as to how an outdoor flag display commemorating innocents murdered by radical Islamists on 9/11 would increase COVID-19 transmission.

Upon reading the superintendent’s explanation, a concerned citizen reached out to YAF, explaining that there is a home football game scheduled for 7:00pm Friday night—the same day students were set to start their flag display.

The community is welcome at the game and “Masking is optional and no social distancing requirements. This was verified by the athletic director,” they added.

Ely Memorial’s decision is based on a faulty premise and is constitutionally unsound. The Supreme Court has long held that public schools, like Ely Memorial, should be abstaining from regulating speech when the ideology or opinion of the speaker is the rationale for the restriction. It should be noted that YAF is not a “political” organization and has maintained its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status without issue since its inception. YAF annually honors the memory of 9/11 as part of that tax exempt mission. As a 501(c)(3) organization, YAF exists to advance ideas and is expressly prohibited from political intervention.

On top of bringing unwarranted controversy into a 9/11 remembrance, Ely Memorial High School has violated the free speech rights of its students by engaging in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. YAF is investigating this matter further and is considering legal action against the district and its officers.

If you want to voice your opinion, email the superintendent of Ely public schools at [email protected].

‘Minnesota’s Finest Christian Education’: University of Northwestern Bans Pro-Life Star Parker

Continuing the troubling trend of Christian institutions banning prominent conservatives, the University of Northwestern in Minnesota has decided to ban a Young America’s Foundation lecture by renowned pro-life speaker Star Parker. Students in the University of Northwestern’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter (UNW YAF) have been working for months to host a prominent conservative to address their peers, only to have their own administration strike down their plans. On February 18, UNW YAF’s founding chair Hayley Tschetter...

Continuing the troubling trend of Christian institutions banning prominent conservatives, the University of Northwestern in Minnesota has decided to ban a Young America’s Foundation lecture by renowned pro-life speaker Star Parker. Students in the University of Northwestern’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter (UNW YAF) have been working for months to host a prominent conservative to address their peers, only to have their own administration strike down their plans. On February 18, UNW YAF’s founding chair Hayley Tschetter alerted Young America’s Foundation to the administrative resistance she was encountering in trying to secure a venue and approval to host Star Parker. Tschetter requested details from UNW administrators, and on February 20, they responded via email, saying their “main concern is that it is an open event.”

Apparently “it would be different if you were having a speaker just come speak to your club. Speakers open to all UNW students would have more strictness” explained the email before turning to ad hominem attacks on Star Parker’s character: “There were quite a few concerns about Star. Our staff has been very adamant about bringing speakers to campus who educate and expand worldviews, but we really don’t bring speakers who radically hold beliefs that UNW as a whole would not agree with,” states the email. “In the past UNW has stayed away from sensationalized speakers. I foresee us continuing to do this. After reviewing some of Star’s material online we didn’t feel she was a good fit for our community.” Seeking a reversal of the administrators’ decision, UNW YAF requested a meeting with University of Northwestern President Alan Cureton. On February 27, they found Cureton to be as resistant as the rest of the administrators they’d met or spoken with. According to UNW YAF Chair Hayley Tschetter, Cureton “said that he didn’t want to be divisive” and that “it’s better to provide a balanced view from different outlooks,” along the lines of a panel discussion. Tschetter responded by asking what opposing viewpoint UNW would want to elevate: someone who isn’t pro-life? Someone who thinks poverty is a good thing? “He didn’t really have an answer,” Tschetter noted. The meeting resulted in Cureton telling the YAF activists that he didn’t want to be involved and instead asked them to meet with UNW’s Vice President of Student Life, Nina M. Barnes. At the time of publication, Barnes had not responded to the meeting request. For those who may be unfamiliar with Parker’s work, Star is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. CURE has grown into a network of 800 pastors serving at-risk communities across the country. Her lifelong dedication to helping others was inspired by her conversion to Christianity, and this work has gone from consulting on federal welfare reform in the 1990s to her position today on the White House Opportunity Initiative task force seeking fixes for America’s most distressed zip codes. Her contributions to the national discourse continue to this day as a television commentator, an appointee to the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission, and as a popular campus speaker making more than 225 campus appearances including at Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UVA, and others. But all of that—to the administrators at the University of Northwestern—amounts to radical sensationalism that’s not a good fit for their “Christ-centered liberal arts university” community. “I accepted UNW YAF’s gracious invitation to defend life and traditional Christian principles,” said Star Parker. “Abortion has devastated the black community and is the moral crisis of our time. Christian universities are precisely where this urgent discussion should be happening.” “As someone who took courses through the University of Northwestern as a high school student, this decision is a shocking departure from a school I once considered attending,” noted Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown. “UNW has chosen to abandon their core principles as a Christian university—set above and apart—in favor of avoiding any potential discomfort brought about by an insightful lecture from one of America’s leading conservative women on critical issues UNW’s students will soon be faced with in the world.” “I was excited to embark on this new adventure and thrilled that Star Parker agreed to come and speak to my campus,” stated founding UNW YAF Chair Hayley Tschetter. “After doing a little reading on several YAF speakers, I thought she could address some relevant topics to our campus. However, many are too fearful of ‘controversy’ to allow her lecture to take place. Issues already divide campuses, Christians, and people nationwide—speaking about them will not cause a divide, it will bring the underlying issues to light and provide an opportunity for them to be discussed openly and civilly.” Young America’s Foundation continues to monitor this situation closely and calls on the University of Northwestern to reverse its ban and allow Star Parker to bring her important perspective to UNW’s students. For additional information or to request an interview contact Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown via [email protected] or 800-872-1776. This story was updated on 3/5 at 8:52 am to include a comment from Star Parker.

Severe thunderstorms knocked out power to more than 60,000 overnight

Update: 1 a.m.Severe thunderstorms rolled through southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities overnight. As of this update at 1 a.m., more than 61,000 Xcel Energy customers are without power. That number has been growing.The post below is a compilation of reports as the storms rolled through.Heads up western Twin Cities including Watertown, Waconina, Vict...

Update: 1 a.m.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities overnight. As of this update at 1 a.m., more than 61,000 Xcel Energy customers are without power. That number has been growing.

The post below is a compilation of reports as the storms rolled through.

Heads up western Twin Cities including Watertown, Waconina, Victoria, Chanhassen. Severe storm with history of 60 to 80 mph winds moving in next 30 minutes! #mnwx pic.twitter.com/Xd1ff72g56

— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) August 3, 2022

The storm produced a 62 mph wind gust at MSP Airport at 12:23 am.

This storm produced a 62 mph wind gust at MSP Airport at 12:23 am. Warnings now into Wisconsin. Beneficial rain for much of the Twin Cities! #mnwx #wiwx pic.twitter.com/xemTB4jMt1

— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) August 3, 2022

Here are some select recorded wind gusts and storm reports as of 12:45 am.

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Update 12:30 am

Latest severe thunderstorm warning includes eastern Twin Cities and western Wisconsin until 1:15 am.

Severe storms are moving through southern Minnesota late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A severe thunderstorm watch is up until 2 am including the Twin Cities.

Severe thunderstorm warnings include the greater Twin Cities area. Large hail and 70 mph winds are possible with storms.

This warning includes most of the Twin Cities.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

1152 PM CDT Tue Aug 2 2022

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southern Hennepin County in east central Minnesota... Northwestern Dakota County in east central Minnesota... Northeastern Scott County in east central Minnesota... Southeastern Anoka County in east central Minnesota... Ramsey County in east central Minnesota...

* Until 1230 AM CDT.

* At 1152 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Victoria, or 19 miles southwest of Minneapolis, moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* This severe thunderstorm will be near... Chanhassen and Excelsior around 1155 PM CDT. Eden Prairie, Shakopee and Prior Lake around 1200 AM CDT. Burnsville, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, Savage and Hopkins around 1205 AM CDT. Edina, Richfield and MSP International Airport around 1210 AM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this severe thunderstorm include Bloomington, St. Paul, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.


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