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ACR Homes Wins Top Award for Ethics and Values

June 27, 2018

For the fifth year in a row, employee feedback through the 2018 Star Tribune Top Workplace survey resulted in ACR Homes being named one of the top five large workplaces in Minnesota. In addition, ACR received a special award for Ethics & Values. Employees of Arthur’s Senior Care, which is staffed by ACR Homes, were…

Spotlight on Occupational Therapy Experience at ACR Homes

June 26, 2018

While ACR Homes attracts many employees who are nursing and PA students, there are other medical fields that benefit greatly from direct care experience at ACR Homes. Lauren, a direct care professional at the ACR Home on Dawn and a recent graduate of a master’s program in occupational therapy, gives valuable information about her occupational…

Pre-Nursing Internship Results in Salon Day

June 11, 2018

The fragrance of beauty permeated the air. A soft scent of hair products wove through the smell of nail polish as dozens of enthusiastic ladies received a pampering session. It was the Salon Day hosted by ACR Homes, a special event for the female residents of ACR’s homes that took place recently at J. Arthur’s…

Exceptional Patient Care can Lead to Your Dream Vocation

June 6, 2018

A world of tantalizing possibility opens when life twists suddenly, putting you on an entirely different path than you had anticipated. At ACR Homes, the exceptional patient care and experience with people with disabilities can jar a staff into a new dream and new career destination. Emily is one of those staff, who began as…

Homecoming Week at ACR Homes – Making Special Happen

April 30, 2018

For the second year in a row, ACR Homes hosted Homecoming Week for the residents of ACR. The now-annual Homecoming Week gives our residents an opportunity to experience something they otherwise may not have the chance to experience. This is all made possible by our hardworking staff, who also get to enjoy the week with…

ACR LPN: Day in the Life – Feeling Valued

April 24, 2018

Miriam Bawden is an LPN nurse who is enthusiastic about working for ACR Homes. We asked her to share some insights into what it is that she likes so much at ACR and how it compares to her prior work experience as a nurse. Miriam’s quick response was, “Thanks for asking me about my experience…

Introducing Kat, ACR’s Newest Blogger

March 16, 2018

ACR Homes: More Than a Healthcare Career It’s an incredible feeling to be able to do what I love in my healthcare career at ACR Homes working with vulnerable adults. It’s an even better feeling to get to write about it! Being ACR’s newest blogger is fulfilling a longtime goal of mine to be a…

Above and Beyond Patient Care

March 2, 2018

A resident of ACR Homes lay in a hospital bed. Her mother was nearby, anxiously keeping watch. The resident’s prognosis was veiled in uncertainty; she was on the thin edge of either pushing through or succumbing to illness. Heavy snow was falling outside the window, lending a deeper chill to an uncertain situation. It had…

Finding Job Satisfaction in New and Interesting Ways

February 7, 2018

There was a fierceness to the satisfaction he felt after today, a depth of assurance that he was doing something good, that he was a part of something great. He had gotten off work 20 minutes late that evening and despite the weariness pulling at his shoulders, the fierce satisfaction kept his head high. He…

Healthcare Career Goals: Play the Odds, Win

February 2, 2018

Anyone aspiring to be in the healthcare field knows what a difficult task it can be to obtain all the requirements just to go to a PA school, much less beat the competition. If you had an opportunity to raise your odds of getting a one in five chance, would you jump for it? If…

Great Internship Opportunities at ACR

January 30, 2018

A great internship is often an undergrad’s first step into the professional world—a chance to test out potential career choices and build your resume for grad school and, ultimately, to get a job. But finding that great internship opportunity can be daunting! That’s where I can help as ACR’s Director of Staff Development. I’m a…

Pre-Med Experience at ACR

January 12, 2018

Working direct care at ACR is a great way to round out your med school application, according to Madison Duffy. It offers the perfect opportunity to gain pre-med experience in patient care as well as some unique additional opportunities for growth, says Madison, who will be graduating this Spring with a biology degree from the…