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Nervous about working as a direct care professional? You can do it!

March 10, 2020

If you’re a college student considering a direct care professional job with ACR Homes, but you’ve never worked with people with disabilities, you may feel a bit uncertain about what that may entail, and whether you can handle the responsibilities involved. Those feelings are understandable. Many who don’t have friends or family members with disabilities…

Congrats! Teagan, PA School Acceptance

March 3, 2020

Congrats to Teagan on her acceptance into Western Michigan University’s Physician Assistant Program! If you’re an ACR employee who recently got accepted into their graduate, nursing, medical school or other program please email sarah.abbott@acrhomes.com to be featured here!               Name: Teagan Schnell Accepted to: Western Michigan University PA Program…

Family gains peace of mind from high quality care, stellar staff.

February 27, 2020

After Nick sustained a brain injury in an ATV accident 14 years ago, his family struggled to find him living conditions in Minnesota that could fully support his needs and wants. At age 20, the avid outdoorsman from Eagan still had an avid interest in having fun outside, experiencing new activities and spending time with…

ACR Homes and Arthur’s share common vision of support

January 29, 2020

ACR Homes is known for the high quality of care it gives to people with physical and developmental disabilities. What people often don’t know is that ACR Homes has a sister organization, Arthur’s Senior Care, that provides that same level of service to people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and physical disabilities. Both organizations are united in…

Studying pre-med? ACR Homes offers valuable paid experience

January 27, 2020

As a pre-med college student, you understand how important it is to accrue work hours and real-life experiences in medical settings. Finding those relevant experiences isn’t always easy. But those who have interned at ACR Homes often consider it the ideal solution because they’re able to gain ground in their careers by getting hands-on experience…

Alumni Spotlight- Transferable skills from DCP to Occupational Therapist

January 13, 2020

Name: Whitney Pfaff ACR Home: Fulham Undergrad: Kinesiology – University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: I worked at ACR Homes for 5 years throughout my undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota. I have been an occupational therapist at for the past 2 years. I work with the geriatric population at Minnesota Masonic Home. I recently took on…

Dental Research during Gap Year

November 1, 2019

University of Minnesota alumni Riley Sanocki learned about ACR Homes from his roommate who also works at ACR and recommended it to him.. He applied thinking it would be a good experience for his gap year between undergrad and his future goal to go to dental school. During his job interview with ACR, his interviewer…

Alumni Spotlight- From ACR to Yale PA Class President

October 16, 2019

Name: Joe Miller ACR Home: Pintail Undergrad: University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: Currently I am attending the Physician Assistant program at Yale School of Medicine, and I’ll be finishing my didactic year in August. It has been a privilege to attend this program, and absolutely love it here! This program has given me many great opportunities to prepare me…

Exploring passion for patient care through Health Services Management Internship

October 11, 2019

Morgan Madura knew that she’d need both direct care experience and an internship to complete her Health Services Management degree on the path to a nursing career. When she found ACR Homes, she knew it was the perfect fit for both! What she didn’t realize was that she was about to develop unexpected relationships and…

Greater compassion: MN med student launches career at ACR Homes

September 25, 2019

Even as a kid Madison Duppenthaler knew she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps and pursue a career in medicine. But it was her work at ACR Homes as an undergrad that convinced her she had the drive to become a physician. These days, she continues to recruit employees and interns for ACR even…

Art therapy intern energized by residents’ creativity

September 18, 2019

When Natalie Louderback approached ACR Homes about an internship in occupational art therapy, she really didn’t expect the residents to be such talented artists. She found, to her surprise, that many were as creatively inclined as she was. “The greatest myth society has put on these folks is definitely the myth that they are not…

PA Applicants Gain More Extensive Patient Care Experience at ACR Than CNA Work

September 6, 2019

To get into PA school and other professional healthcare programs, applicants need to have meaningful healthcare experience, with 31 PA programs recommending at least 1000 hours of healthcare experience.  What’s the best way to get that experience?  Sarah Abbott, ACR’s Director of Staff Development and Internships, interviewed 14 former ACR employees who have gone through the process…