Arise Cares Caregiver Spotlight: Kristine Bettermann

October 13, 2017

The Caregivers at Arise Cares enjoy making a difference in the lives of seniors, people with special needs, and families. Our caregivers get to experience a personal connection with their clients and see the meaningful changes they make in their lives. We asked one of our caregivers – Kristine Bettermann – about her experience working […]


Alzheimer’s Awareness Event

September 12, 2017

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – St. Cloud, MN is quickly approaching and we are excited to participate in the event again this year! This local event provides us a way to do something we are so passionate about, to advance Alzheimer’s support, care, and research! Katrice Sisson, Community Engagement Manager for the Alzheimer’s […]


Arise Care’s Senior Day Program: Our New Location!

August 16, 2017

Describe the process of designing the new location. Why is it laid out and decorated the way it is? We know that families face obstacles/resistance when bringing their loved one to a program like this, so we wanted to make the space as homey and comfortable as possible. The space had to be inviting and […]


Arise Care’s Founder Story: An Interview with Jay Vachal

May 15, 2017

    I founded Arise in 2000 after my own personal experience with home care services, Our son required home health care due to his disabilities, but we were disappointed in the level of care offered by home care agencies in the area at the time. The services didn’t meet our needs and there were […]


The Benefit of College Caregiving for Your Future Career

March 30, 2017

College-aged students looking to work in a health-related field should thoughtfully consider working as a caregiver for a facility like Arise Cares. Whether you’re interested in going into Nursing, Special Education, Community Psychology, Social Work, or the Human Services, caregivers learn to balance many important skills that will prepare you for your future careers. Working […]


Seven Tips to Ease Your Holiday Caregiving Responsibilities

November 23, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, do you find yourself stressing about additional caregiving responsibilities? The act of providing care can be both an incredibly rewarding experience and an extremely difficult responsibility. How can you better take care of yourself and your responsibilities? Take a look at our seven tips below: Prioritize and Plan. Before the holiday […]


5 Tips To Help Seniors Stay Healthy At Home

November 14, 2016

For most seniors, the goal is to maintain health so that they can stay at home and not have to enter a nursing home. For your loved one, staying at home may be their primary goal, above everything else. In order to help them stay in their home, work with them on the following things. […]


What’s The Difference Between Our Senior Day Care And A Senior Center?

October 21, 2016

You may have many options when it comes to deciding where your loved one spends their day. A senior center may be a good alternative and will depend on the circumstances of the person and their level of independence. But if they are in need of assistance with care, mental stimulation, a nutritious lunch and […]


Recognizing Depression in Seniors

September 30, 2016

Depression is a difficult topic to discuss with anyone, especially family members.The stigma that looms over the title of “mental illness” is a difficult problem to solve. Many warning signs of depression are often overlooked and, unfortunately, are only realized after it is too late. Depression in older adults can easily be written off as […]


3 Ways A Senior Day Program Keeps Your Family Member’s Brain Healthy

September 16, 2016

It’s important to continue to exercise the mind every day, especially as one ages. Your family member may not get the mental stimulation they used to. With fewer friends to have conversations with, lowered ability to travel to do activities and less direct interaction with people, the brain starts to lose some of its abilities. […]