I want to take this opportunity to thank Northern Stars Home Care for the attentive, professional care they provided our mom in the last six months of her life. Mom had nothing but praise for the caring way they related to her. They not only performed their duties efficiently and conscientiously, but actually went beyond the daily tasks by taking an interest in her, sharing her interests, and reassuring her in difficult times, especially at the time of her daughter's passing. Having an RN monitoring mom's health helped keep things in perspective and we could count on her to alert us when medical intervention was necessary. Chris Allen is the best supervisor we could have had. She was willing to bend over backward to make sure mom had extra coverage when requested, sometimes with very little notice, and she made regular schedule adjustments as requested. Of course that also goes to show the flexibility of the care team. Mom was very pleased that her team was staffed consistently with the same people and that no shift ever went uncovered. We are so grateful to Northern Stars Home Care for sustaining the quality of her life and for giving us peace of mind.
Joe Crowe and the Crowe family, Shoreview
Chris Allen exemplifies selfless care for my grandmother. She is attentive to details as well as compassionate and genuine in all her efforts. In times of need, Chris is responsive and readily available to assist with all matters. We couldn't be more impressed with Chris and the excellent care she extends through Northern Stars Home Health Care.
L.H North Oaks Resident
When our family made the decision to take my mother-in-law home, we looked for a home care company that could help us take care of her while we were at work. We needed one that we could trust, was flexible with days and hours, someone who would treat her like family. We found Northern Stars Home Care advertisement in our church bulletin.
Right from the start, Chris Allen was the absolute professional. She came to our home to meet with us about their services, answered our questions and reassured us that this was a decision that we could manage.
The staff at Northern Stars treated my mother-in-law with utmost respect and care. They treated her like their own mom or grandmother. The caregivers worked collaboratively with each other and communicated with us. They also helped our family and supported us through our own struggles.
Looking back at the time that we had her at home, we are so grateful that we came across that ad in the church bulletin. It was a gift that was initially intended for her but in the end, it was an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to have her spend the time with us. We would not have been able to do this without the support of Northern Stars Home Care.
We were faced with multiple difficult decisions concerning our Dad's care as he was approaching the end of his life. We wanted to bring him home, where he would be most comfortable, but couldn't see a way for our elderly Mom to provide the care he needed. The best decision we made was contacting Chris from Northern Stars Home Care. On short notice, she worked alongside hospice and helped us get everything in place he would need. She was patient, available and thorough as we tried to work out a schedule that provided the best care possible but that also worked with my Mom's needs. We learned that it wasn't just about the patient but about taking care of the family too. We couldn't give them a higher recommendation.
Bob and Karen V.
White Bear Lake
Chris Allen and her team are absolutely fantastic. Chris was there for us immediately after our mom had been transferred to a rehab center to help us determine care when she came home. Our mom is 91 years old and we are living with her to help her stay in her home. The staff that Chris provided for her care was so compassionate and caring. They went above and beyond our expectations and were wonderful companions for mom. We felt so comfortable leaving her in their care and knew we didn't have to worry about being gone. Chris is wonderful about follow-up with changing needs and wants for mom's care. We would highly recommend Chris and her staff to anyone looking for home care.
Darryl & Deanna
Our family has been blessed by Chris Allen and her business Northern Stars Homecare! My mother and our family have so appreciated how Chris and her team are available and prepared to meet our needs whenever they arise.
When dealing with issues of aging and Alzheimer’s Chris has expertise and understanding that has brought comfort and reassurance when difficult scenarios are presented. We have found first hand that working with Chris and home health care has been a more personal approach that is meeting the needs of our mother. I would offer a recommendation to Chris and her service to anyone interested!
Over the past several years, we were blessed to have Chris Allen help us through a number of health related episodes with our parents. As we look back, it appears that Dad and Mom showed each other great respect by taking turns when it came to their health issues. Simply don’t know how we would have gotten through it without Chris’ guidance and expertise!
As promised, Chris was always available to us, anytime day or night. Her caregiving personality coupled with impeccable organizational skills and commitment to follow up was outstanding. Be assured her number is the first one we will be calling if and when home health becomes necessary again. We have referred to her many others and will continue to do so; she is that good in her profession.
I can't say enough good things about Chris. She will truly do anything to meet the needs of her clients. Chris and her team are caring, compassionate, and dedicated. I highly recommend Northern Stars Home.
When I first realized my mom was going to need help I didn't know where to turn. I'm so thankful I called Chris. She was compassionate and so knowledgeable. She was always available when we needed her and helped get our family through a difficult time. I'd recommend Chris and her team to anyone looking for home care services.
Chris Allen's Northern Stars Home Care not only provided caring, competent and helpful aides but she was willing to set up a schedule that worked best for us. I was able to adjust times to fit my schedule. If something unexpected came up when I didn't need someone, Chris said OK. She didn't need a week's notice. That is what sets her apart from other home care providers.
Northern Stars Home Care does a great job of helping my mom. We've used several agencies and this one stands above the rest for individualized care and adapting to their client needs. Above all, we trust our loved one with their care and they continue to earn it.
I have held a professional relationship with Chris for over 2 years. During our time together, Chris has been a great supporter and mentor in regards to my personal growth as a caregiver and now, my professional nursing career. When Chris mentioned that she would be creating her own home health care business in early 2016, I knew that it would be the right fit for me. With Chris’ leadership, Northern Stars Home Care has transformed the way that quality home care is delivered. This company recognizes the hard work that home caregivers assume and reciprocates with competitive pay, flexible hours and a great support network. If you are looking to join a company that treats its employees as well as its clientele, I highly recommend working for Northern Stars Home Care!
I consider myself fortunate to be employed by Chris Allen for Northern Stars Home Health Care. Chris is always centered on putting for others before herself. She leads her company and staff with poise, patience and determination to provide the best care for her clients. When questions or concerns arise, she is extremely approachable and easy to communicate with. Chris thinks ahead and is able to anticipate the needs of others. I am so fortunate to work for someone who cares as deeply as Chris does.
I have been working for Northern Stars Home Care since July of 2016. It is a Fantastic company to work for. The Management team has been excellent and easy to work with. They try to work with you and your family needs and schedule when asking you to take a shift, which is so nice! They allow you to spend quality time with clients so you get to know them, especially if it’s a permanent assignment, and it really lets you feel like you're making a difference in peoples' lives. Chris is the hardest working manager I have ever worked for and probably will ever work for.
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