Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Montevideo, 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:

Benson Offiice

  • Home Health Aide (HHA) and PCA positions in Montevideo; Part-time hours

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Renville, 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:

Redwood Falls Office

  • PCA position in Renville; Part-time hours, Monday-Friday

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Hanley Falls, 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:

Redwood Falls Office

  • Part-time PCA position in Hanley Falls; morning/day-time hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and every other weekend

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

What is Glaucoma?

(This blog post was written by Sarah Johnson, Marketing Director for Divine Home Care.)

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and I wanted to take the opportunity to touch on this serious topic. Glaucoma is caused by damage to the eye’s optic nerve and will cause vision loss or blindness. There is no cure for this disease once vision is lost. However, by getting regular eye exams, you can help protect your eye sight and slow the progression of glaucoma if you’re already affected by it. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

This is me after my first surgery to remove the cataract.

This is me after my first surgery to remove the cataract.

Glaucoma is a really important topic to me personally because I am monitored regularly for the disease. I was born with a congenital cataract (a clouding of the lens) in my right eye. I had the cataract removed when I was two years old, wore a bright blue contact for five years and spent a few years wearing a patch over my “good” eye to strengthen my “bad” eye. The patch was the hardest part for both my parents and myself. When I was seven, I had a lens implant surgery and have regular eye exams to make sure the implant is where it should be and more importantly, to monitor the inner pressure of my eye (IOP).

Preparation for my lens implant surgery.

Preparation for my lens implant surgery.

A brief overview of our eye anatomy (stay with me):

The front part of our eye has fluid that flows through the pupil and absorbs in the bloodstream. The eye’s drainage system helps this process. When it is working properly, we have normal eye pressure, but when the drainage system becomes clogged, fluid builds up in the eye and the pressure increases. Normal eye pressure is different for everyone. When eye pressure is at a level that is higher than the individual can tolerate, the optic nerve can be damaged, causing glaucoma. Therefore, high eye pressure can be a serious risk factor for glaucoma. Another risk factor is high blood pressure. Divine Home Care works hard to educate people on the importance of heart health and this is another reason why. Other risk factors of glaucoma include:

  • African Americans: glaucoma is six to eight times more common in African Americans than Caucasians
  • People over the age of 60, especially if you are Hispanic
  • Family history of glaucoma
  • Trauma to the eye: most common cause is sports-related injuries

What you can do:

Know the risk factors – do you fit into one of the categories above? If so, schedule an eye exam right away. Because glaucoma usually doesn’t have any symptoms, early detection by your eye doctor is critical. There are many different tests that can be done to diagnose the disease. Whenever I visit my eye doctor, she measures my inner eye pressure - it is a totally painless test. Make your eye health a priority in 2014 and schedule an appointment with your eye doctor today!

Make Happiness a Priority in 2014

What brings you happiness and joy? Are you able to easily name a few things or do you Happinessreally have to stop and think about that question? Do you feel like you are just too busy to enjoy the little things life has to offer? In my opinion, being able to relax and enjoy life should be a priority.  Without occasionally taking a break from the stressors of life, we don’t give our minds and bodies time to relax.  We run down easier and this can can lead to illnesses and emotional instability.  [Read more...]

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Olivia, 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:

Redwood Falls Office

  • Part-time PCA position in Olivia, every other weekend, both morning and evening hours

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

Nursing Scholarship Winners

This was a very exciting spring for us at Divine Home Care! It was the first year that we gave away $1,000 scholarships to five seniors going to college in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. In order to be considered for the Divine Home Care Nursing Scholarship, students had to meet the following criteria: 1. Plan to pursue a degree in nursing 2. Graduating with a GPA of 3.0 or better and 3. Be passionate about caring for others in the healthcare field. We were absolutely blown away by the talented, involved and caring seniors that applied. Below are our scholarship winners! [Read more...]

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

With June 1st right around the corner, I wanted to make sure to squeeze this blog in before then. May is National Stroke Awareness month and it’s an incredibly important issue to bring awareness to. If you take only one thing from this post, take this: call 911 immediately if you or someone else is having a stroke. Early treatment will save lives and help prevent extensive damage caused by the stroke. [Read more...]

Home Health Aide (HHA) / Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Hutchinson & Winsted, 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:

Litchfield Office

  • We have opportunities for HHAs and PCAs in Hutchinson and Winsted; full-time and part-time hours available

To apply for a position: Please complete the entire application

 

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – Little Falls, MN

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