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A 2020 Review of Activities!

December 10, 2020

This has been a challenging pandemic year, but we’ve managed to fit in a lot of fun for the people we support at ACR!  Changes in routines as well as restrictions on many favorite outings, activities and community events due to the pandemic caused us to get creative! We are doing our best to make…

ACR SAFE jar in J Arthur's

Giving Tuesday- Staff Agenda Fund for Emergencies

December 1, 2020

The ACR SAFE—the Staff Agenda Fund for Emergencies— was set up in 2008 as ACR’s version of an employee assistance program to help fellow coworkers who are experiencing urgent and overwhelming needs. Helping a co-worker in need fits with ACR’s core values, it is rewarding for both the giver and the recipient, and ultimately it…

A Letter from a Former Employee: Life-Changing Work

November 30, 2020

We received the following message through Facebook recently from a former employee. We have her permission to share her family’s story, and the way that her life was impacted by her work at ACR, 20 years ago. Thank you, Laura, for sharing.  *** Almost 20 years ago I worked for a few years at ACR…

Virtual Job & Internship Info Sessions

November 23, 2020

From November 30th – December 18th, join in on any of a variety of zoom info sessions to learn about our rewarding jobs, internships, & careers caring for people with disabilities. Talk with a recruiter to have your questions answered, and even get help scheduling a virtual job interview. Have your name entered in a…

Why working at ACR Homes is a great opportunity for college students

November 10, 2020

At ACR homes, we’ve worked with many exceptional students over the years. If you’re thinking of applying, here are some answers to career-related questions we often hear. What makes work at ACR valuable for a health care career? Many college students who come to work at ACR are hired as direct care professionals. What’s valuable…

Alumni Spotlight- Learning Patience and Compassion as a Pre-PA Student

November 4, 2020

Name: Lanie Rudie ACR Home: Pintail Undergrad: University of Minnesota Schooling/Career: I attended PA school at Concordia University of Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin and graduated in July 2019. I actually attended PA school with another ACR alumni, which was a great connection to have. I did most of my clinical rotations within the greater Milwaukee…

The Spirit of ACR Homes: Meet Our Residents #2 | ACR Homes

October 23, 2020

The best part about ACR Homes is, hands down, the wonderful people who live here. We wanted to follow up on last month’s resident profile by introducing another one of our amazing residents: Brian. Brian is known to be one of the most easy-going and positive people you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. “It’s truly impossible…

Announcing! Important NEW Wage Updates!

October 21, 2020

JUST ANNOUNCED! Effective December 6, 2020 1) NEW PAY RATES for full-time staff $15-$17+ for official full-time direct care staff $15.00/hour for day/evening/weekend + longevity increases up to $1 $17.00/hour for ALL awake overnight shifts + longevity increases up to $1 +additional PTO–3 weeks in first year!  (see details here!) Learn more about the DCP…

Which majors are best suited to work at ACR Homes (Hint: It’s not just for pre-med!)

October 8, 2020

When pre-health students are looking for that perfect internship or patient care experience, ACR Homes often comes up as an attractive option. But what if you don’t plan on becoming a physician or a PA? No problem! Many types of students, from finance majors to performing arts majors, have found their fit by working at…

Alumni Spotlight- DCP skills put to good use in PT School

October 6, 2020

Name: Kadi Hamer ACR Home: I worked at Robin Court for 2 years! 🙂 Undergrad: I attended the University of Minnesota. I majored in Clinical Kinesiology and a minor in Spanish Language Studies Schooling/Career: I currently attend Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine for physical therapy school! This has always been my dream and now…

Future OT gathers skills, experience, friendships in multiple ACR roles

October 5, 2020

Erika Froiland was an undergrad at the University of Minnesota when she first joined ACR Homes as a direct care professional several years ago. She went on to enroll in the company’s internship program and graduate from the U with a degree in psychology. Now, she’s serving in an emergency float position with ACR to…

DCP training at ACR Homes: We make sure you’re ready and able

October 1, 2020

Maybe you’re considering applying with us for a DCP job, but you’re worried that you lack the skills needed to work productively with the residents. While that’s understandable, you should know that you’ll undergo thorough training before you ever start interacting with our clients. State law dictates that all DCPs receive 30 to 60 hours of…