About Divine Home Care

Registered Nurse (RN) – St. Cloud, MN

Position Summary: Provides services to clients in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, agency policy and accepted professional standards of practice. The Registered Nurse provides nursing services utilizing a comprehensive base of nursing theory and nursing process and communicates/documents observations and assessments.

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor; RN Case Manager

Open Positions:

Little Falls Office

  • Part-time (or Full-time) RN position in St. Cloud; working with client who needs 24 hour care.  Contact Pam at 320.231.9757 for more information on this excellent opportunity.

How to Apply: Please complete the entire application

LPN or RN Job Opportunity – St. Cloud, MN

Position Summary: Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and agency. All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and State Nurse Practice Act. The LPN/RN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor

Open Positions:

Little Falls Office

  • Part-time or Full-time LPN or RN in St. Cloud, Little Falls and surrounding area; caring for a home care client.  Call Pam at 320.321.9757 for more details on this great opportunity!

How to Apply: Please complete the entire application

Why Gardening is Good for Your Health

Gardening gets you out in the fresh air and sunshine.  It also gets your blood moving and circulating. Gardening is considered moderate to high intensity exercise.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention you can burn up to 330 calories during one hour of gardening. Just 30 minutes of gardening a few times a week can help control high blood pressure. On the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s recommendation list is gardening to help battle hypertension. While your outdoors you will also be soaking up plenty of Vitamin D in the sunshine. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium which in turn keeps your bones strong and immune system healthy.

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Gardening can help people with dementia. Many residential homes for people with dementia now have gardens on their grounds. The sights, smells, and sounds of the garden are said to promote relaxation and reduce stress. According to Thrive, which helps people with a range of mental health problems, our elderly population with dementia is going to just increase which will put more strain on the health care system. Doing a small garden which has shown to improve a dementia person’s mood and sociability with others is well worth the effort.

Gardeners eat more fruits and vegetables than their peers. Food you grow at home is the freshest food you can eat.  Homegrown food is not chemically altered and has more nutritional value. It’s proven that if you work hard to grow the food you will eat it. Food in your own garden is easier to access then driving to the store. The best perk of all is homegrown foods simply taste better.

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You don’t need a big backyard or a green thumb to benefit from gardening. If you have little space or experience, start with a few houseplants or gardening containers. You can grow many things in pots. For example tomatoes, herbs, peppers, potatoes, green beans, zucchini, and cucumbers all grow very well in large or little pots. Many gardeners believe gardening is a way out of the “modern” world. A way to reclaim the lives we have lost in busy schedules.  Working in a garden can ease stress, keep you limber, and improve your mood.

 

Thank you Crystal Lawver, RN Case Manager, Divine Home Care – Litchfield for contributing this blog post.

 

Home Health Aide (HHA) – Redwood Falls, MN

Position Summary: Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The HHA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Open Positions:

Redwood Falls Office

  • HHA position in Redwood Falls; Part-time morning and evening hours

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Harding, MN

Position Summary: Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Open Positions:

Little Falls Office

  • PCA position in Harding, part-time to full-time available for day and evening hours

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Litchfield Area

Position Summary: Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The PCA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Open Positions:

Litchfield Office

  • Part-time PCA positions in Litchfield, Eden Valley and Watkins

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Home Health Aides (HHA) – Litchfield Area

Position Summary: Provides personal care services under the direction of the Registered Nurse or Therapist. The HHA is assigned to specific clients by the Registered Nurse or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor; Therapist

Open Positions:

Litchfield Office

  • Part-time HHA positions in Litchfield, Eden Valley and Watkins

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

LPN – Lake Lillian, MN

Position Summary: Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and agency. All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and State Nurse Practice Act. The LPN/LVN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor

Open Positions:

Willmar Office

  • We have a great full-time (or two part-time) openings for an LPN to work overnights in Lake Lillian. Cares include total ADL cares, meals/feeding, catheter care, wound care, medication, and monitoring for complications.
  • We also offer competitive wages and benefits to full-time employees!
  • Contact Stacey at 320.212.6522 for more information on this excellent opportunity.

How to Apply: Please complete the entire application

LPN Job Opening – St. Joseph, MN

Position Summary: Performs skilled nursing functions in accordance with the federal, state and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization and agency. All functions shall be performed in accordance with the established policies and practices and State Nurse Practice Act. The LPN/LVN delivers care to clients as delegated by the RN Case Manager.

Reports to: RN Case Manager; Clinical Supervisor

Open Positions:

Little Falls Office

  • Part-time LPN in St. Joseph.  Call Stacey at 320.212.6522 for more details on this great opportunity!

How to Apply: Please complete the entire application

Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season generally peaks in the winter months, but the timing and duration of flu symptoms vary.  In general, the cold/flu season starts in November and goes through March.  Here are some easy tips to keep you and your loved ones healthy during cold and flu season.

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  1. Exercise daily. It helps boost your immune system. In fact, studies show moderate exercise can help reduce the number of colds you get in a year by up to 25 to 50 percent.

  2. Keep your hands away from your face. The average person touches their face two to four times in a given minute. When germs are running rampant, that’s a fast-track to a cold or other viruses. These viruses enter your body through your mouth, nose and eyes. So it’s a good idea to keep your face hands free.

  3. Wash your hands. Often. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the number one thing you can do to prevent a cold is to wash your hands. getty_rf_photo_of_soapy_handsDuring cold and flu season we’re constantly in contact with all kinds of viruses—on door knobs, stair rails, and even other people. Remember to wash with regular soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds—that’s how long it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” two times. Scrub your palms, between your fingers and underneath your nails. And it’s just as important to dry your hands on a clean towel.

  4. Eat a healthy diet. Getting a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of living a healthy life, but it can also help boost your immune system. Look for foods rich in vitamin C (think broccoli, strawberries and oranges) and D (like tuna, fortified milk and cereals). Foods with quercetin, which is found in red apples, broccoli and green tea, can also give you an immunity boost.

  5. Get your vitamins. Though it’s a myth that vitamin C prevents the common cold, getting enough vitamin C and other vitamins can help build a stronger immune system. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great source of many different vitamins to boost your immunity.

  6. Get plenty of rest.  Sleep is one of the best ways to help you stay healthy. A good night’s rest will help improve your immunity.keep-calm-and-get-your-flu-shot-15

  7. Don’t skip your flu shot. The Center for Disease Control maintains that getting your flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the spread of flu. It’s true even in a year where the vaccine may not be the best match to the strain of flu going around.

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Thank you Lindsey Nichols, RN Branch Manager, Divine Home Care – Benson for contributing this blog post.