They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.
However, as seniors grow older, sometimes they cannot live independently without someone by their side to provide care. Unfortunately, some older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.
Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live in the comforts or their home rather than in an assisted living community. Home care in Palm Desert, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.
Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they age. We are proud to have helped tens of thousands of seniors to maintain a higher level of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of home care available so that they may live happily and independently.
Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs.
The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home care services in Palm Desert, CA. Always Best Care is here to help.
Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.
The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.
At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.
To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:
If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes or Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.
Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite activities and hobbies while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.
According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy other activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress helps reduce the risks of caregiver burnout.
When it comes to non-medical home care, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible. If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.
Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?
A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Palm Desert, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.
Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.
For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.
More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.
With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Palm Desert, CA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.
In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.
Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.
At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.
When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.
Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.
At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Palm Desert,CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.
Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.
Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.
The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:
An assessment of your senior loved one
An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home
Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs
Feb. 3 -5, 2023Downtown Cathedral City, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA"Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the state of Jalisco, Mexico at the 7th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival, February 3 -5, 2023 in downtown Cathedral City."This annual celebration honors the 26-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion."The weekend includes a family-friendly carnival, artis...
Feb. 3 -5, 2023
Downtown Cathedral City, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA
"Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the state of Jalisco, Mexico at the 7th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival, February 3 -5, 2023 in downtown Cathedral City.
"This annual celebration honors the 26-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion.
"The weekend includes a family-friendly carnival, artisan craft vendor market, tequila tastings, authentic Mexican cuisine, car show, and daily entertainment.
"Festivities kick off Friday, February 3 beginning at 4 p.m. and features the raising of the flags, a proclamation reading from Cathedral City Mayor Rita Lamb, followed by live entertainment and the opening of the carnival and tequila tasting garden.
"In addition to a giant Ferris wheel offering views of the entire city and surrounding area, the three-day carnival also will feature rides, amusements, and games for all ages on the festival lawn in front of City Hall.
"Along Ave Lalo Guerrero, more than 25 boutique vendors selling authentic Mexican arts & crafts and fun, unique products will add to the festive atmosphere. Admission to the vendor market and access to the carnival is free. Tickets are required and sold onsite for carnival rides and games, with discounted pre-sale tickets available through February 2 via the festival website.
"New this year, the Fiesta Zone inside the Community Amphitheater will feature access to additional kids’ activities, lawn games, food trucks, beer garden, tequila bar, and daily live entertainment.
"Those 21 and older can enjoy the beer garden and a high-end cocktail experience including premium tequila tastings.
"On Sunday, auto enthusiasts will enjoy a car show with an amazing lineup of high end and unique, custom created vehicles on the third level of the adjacent parking structure.
"Admission to the Fiesta Zone (including the Sunday car show) is $10 each day, and the first 500 Cathedral City residents with valid ID will receive free entry.
"A highlight of the weekend will be entertainment from the Jalisco Community Stage featuring local and regional musical groups and live acts celebrating Mexican art and culture.
"The lineup includes multiple folklorico dance troupes, Las Tias, Dreaming of You (Selena tribute), Outlaw Mariachi, Corazon de Mana (Mana tribute), and a Saturday night headline performance by Grupo Control. Advanced tickets for the Grupo concert are $25 ($30 day of) and can be reserved at tasteofjalisco.com.
"Specializing in norteño music, Control (aka Grupo Control) is a regional Mexican group based in Houston, TX, who bill themselves as Los Reyes de la Cumbia (The Kings of Cumbia). Founded by Sergio Alberto Degollado (vocals, bass) and José Guadalupe Degollado (vocals, bajo sexto) from Control, Tamaulipas, Mexico, the group made its full-length album debut in 1999 with Cumbias Sin Control. Since then, they have released eight other albums, with a series of regional Mexican chart hits including 'Ella Es una Diosa,' 'Llueve Sobre Mojado,' 'Viva el Amor,' and 'Vuela Paloma.'
"Event hours are Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 pm. Festivities take place in downtown Cathedral City, at 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive. Parking is free. For more information about the Taste of Jalisco Festival visit tasteofjalisco.com"
--Image courtesy of Taste of Jalisco Festival
Tucked neatly within the heart of one of California’s most pristine and prestigious desert oases, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is one of the biggest attractions in the entire Palm Desert region. With over 600 incredible and unique desert animals to interact with–as well as acres of sweeping gardens and exhibits to explore&mdas...
Tucked neatly within the heart of one of California’s most pristine and prestigious desert oases, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is one of the biggest attractions in the entire Palm Desert region. With over 600 incredible and unique desert animals to interact with–as well as acres of sweeping gardens and exhibits to explore—it’s easy to see why so many people gather each year to interact with the zoo’s incredible exhibits. As the zoo continues to expand and add new exhibits and experiences, it’s easy to lose track of everything it has to offer. Read on to see our picks for the five things we bet you didn’t know about The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
For those seeking to get up close and personal with one of Africa’s most iconic animals, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ new Rhino Encounter Experience is the attraction for you. With this unique experience, guests have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet one of the two black rhinos who call this zoo home. Guests will also be given the opportunity to feed, brush or interact with one of these rhinos as well as learn about the care they receive, their unique biology, diet and lifestyle. Visitors can also stick around and watch a rhino training session to see how these majestic animals interact with the staff behind the scenes.
If you’re looking for an inside look at the tremendous work being done by the The Living Desert’s crew to carefully care for each of the 600+ animals, check out the This Is How We Zoo It Tour. This experience features a quick shuttle-ride tour of several of the animal care facilities. Along the way, guests will also get a chance to see first-hand all the incredible work being done by the zoo to help preserve and protect the animals in and around their facilities as well as help restore the habitats they came from.
What many visitors don’t know about The Living Desert Zoo is all the hard work they put into large-scale conservation efforts around the world. Over the years, these efforts have included participating in population-recovery efforts for the Peninsular Pronghorn in Baja California, developing and aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa and providing resources to other conservation organizations around the world. The zoo is also committed to contributing to ongoing research projects and has partnered with renowned scientists, such as U.S. Geological Survey herpetologist Jeff Lovich, and notable organizations like the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. All in all, The Living Desert lives and breathes its mission: desert conservation.
In addition to their wonderful, year-round exhibits, the zoo also hosts a wonderful, wide variety of seasonal events and specials. From new decor and limited-time exhibits to special discounts and experiences, The Living Desert is always keeping it fresh and exciting. One of our favorite events is their annual Glow in the Park celebration. This extravagant spring event sees the park transformed into a glowing display that features everything from a large scale illuminated animal lanterns to interactive light displays
While many visitors come to see the wide variety of animals, flora and fauna the park has to offer, what many don’t know is that with every admission to the zoo, guests also receive access to the park’s sprawling nature preserve—the perfect place to hike around and see the rugged desert in all its glory. With three distinct trails to explore, over 1,000 feet of elevation to gain and unbeatable views of the gorgeous surrounding desert landscape, this is just one of the features that sets this zoo apart from the others. So lace up those hiking shoes and get some steps in!
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens 47900 Portola Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.346.5694
Feb. 25-26, 2023Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, CA"Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Desert WineFest as it makes its debut at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park February 25-26, 2023."Desert WineFest is being introduced by the organizers of L...
Feb. 25-26, 2023
Civic Center Park, 43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, CA
"Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Desert WineFest as it makes its debut at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park February 25-26, 2023.
"Desert WineFest is being introduced by the organizers of LAWineFest, with more than 18 years’ experience presenting wine tastings in the Greater Los Angeles and Southern California area, and the team is excited to welcome this new iteration into the fold.
"The one-of-a-kind event celebrates all things wine, with wines from around the globe - plus craft brews and more - in a relaxed outdoor space where fun, exploration and wine education is balanced with artisan shopping boutiques, live music, great food trucks and restaurants, samplings, games and more.
"The Palm Desert Civic Center Park provides the perfect springtime desert backdrop to take in all the fun, with winemakers and winery owners on-hand to discuss the different wine varietals available for tasting (anticipated to be well over 250).
"With so many wines and activities available, Desert WineFest CEO Scherr Lillico recommends out-of-towners make a weekend out of it, and visit the award-winning hotels and restaurants nearby.
"Admission to Desert WineFest includes a commemorative wine glass, unlimited wine and craft brew tastings, bottled water, coffee and other samplings.
"Limited VIP Garden tickets are also available, as well as Designated Driver options. WineFest hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Carpooling, ride sharing services, or public transportation is highly recommended.
"Early-bird discounted tickets are now available until November 30 at www.DesertWineFest.com. Tickets at the door will be available, subject to capacity:
"The legal bits:
--Image courtesy of Desert WineFest
If you’re looking for a luxurious desert getaway, look no further than the JW Marriott Palm Desert. This stunning resort offers an array of amenities and activities to make your stay unforgettable. From championship golf courses to world-class spas, the JW Marriott Palm Desert has something for everyone. The resort has also created a unique, luxurious, and eco-friendly way to enter its hotel. The gondola boat entrance offers guests a unique experience that will make their stay extra special....
If you’re looking for a luxurious desert getaway, look no further than the JW Marriott Palm Desert. This stunning resort offers an array of amenities and activities to make your stay unforgettable. From championship golf courses to world-class spas, the JW Marriott Palm Desert has something for everyone. The resort has also created a unique, luxurious, and eco-friendly way to enter its hotel. The gondola boat entrance offers guests a unique experience that will make their stay extra special.
The JW Marriott Palm Desert in California’s Coachella Valley’s impressive entrance features a luxurious boat traveling across the lake up to the hotel’s front door. Guests can ride on this beautiful boat with an experienced captain who will guide them through their journey and answer any questions about the area or the hotel itself. This isn’t just any ordinary boat ride. Not only does it provide guests with a unique way of entering their hotel, but it also gives them breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including lush palm trees and mountains in the backdrop. Guests can enjoy some peace and quiet while they soak up their surroundings before arriving at their destination.
The JW Marriott Palm Desert prides itself on providing guests with comfort and convenience during their stay. The resort features luxurious suites with plush bedding, marble bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs in every room. In addition, guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and 24-hour room service. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away or an extended vacation, the JW Marriott Palm Desert will provide all the comforts of home in a stunning desert setting.
The JW Marriott Palm Desert offers plenty of amenities perfect for families. Kids can splash around in one of two outdoor pools while grownups relax in private cabanas or hot tubs nearby. The resort also boasts an impressive 18-hole golf course ideal for both experienced and beginners. There’s also a full-service spa with massages and beauty treatments that will help you unwind after a day on the links. For those looking for more family-friendly activities, there are plenty of nearby attractions, such as theme parks, shopping malls, hikes, and even a water park within walking distance from the hotel.
No stay at the JW Marriott Palm Desert would be complete without sampling some fantastic cuisine options! The resort boasts 12 restaurants ranging from fine dining establishments to casual eateries featuring locally sourced ingredients from local farms. Guests can also enjoy cocktails poolside at one of four bars or grab snacks anytime at any of the four on-site cafes. With so many dining options available, it’s easy to find something delicious to satisfy any craving!
The JW Marriott Palm Desert provides luxury accommodations combined with various activities and amenities that make it perfect for travelers looking for an unforgettable getaway experience! If you need more space than the JW can provide, there are plenty of Airbnbs nearby that are a great choice. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, whatever your age or budget, this five-star desert oasis has something for everyone.
2023 began with a bomb cyclone hitting California, bringing rain and flooding to many areas. Here's how Temecula fared during days of rain.PALM SPRINGS, CA — A strong Pacific storm that doused much of the Inland Empire with rain and much of Southern California with damaging winds, high surf and flooding is moving out of the area Friday.Some roadways across the Southland became overrun with water and debris, forcing some freeway lane closures. Still, the system dropped far less rain Thursday than initially expected as it...
PALM SPRINGS, CA — A strong Pacific storm that doused much of the Inland Empire with rain and much of Southern California with damaging winds, high surf and flooding is moving out of the area Friday.
Some roadways across the Southland became overrun with water and debris, forcing some freeway lane closures. Still, the system dropped far less rain Thursday than initially expected as it quickly moved through the area.
The main front of the "bomb cyclone" moved into the area overnight Wednesday, but forecasters said the storm traveled much faster than anticipated, which "greatly reduced the amount of rainfall through the area," according to the National Weather Service.
In Palm Springs, a total of .56 inches of rain has fallen this week, and the city sits at 1 inch for the water year, according to the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District. That's just one-sixth of our annual average rainfall since the 2023 water year began in October 2022.
Riverside County's Rainfall Totals:
During the rain event, light to moderate rain fell across most of the Southland Wednesday as residents braced for the brunt of the storm moving across the state.
A wind advisory was in effect from 2 a.m. to noon Thursday, and a flood watch was in effect until Thursday afternoon.
"Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations," the NWS stated.
Forecasters predicted the Riverside metropolitan area could receive anywhere from a half-inch to 1.5 inches of rain between Wednesday night and Thursday evening. The Temecula Valley could receive the same totals, while the Coachella Valley was not expected to receive more than a half-inch throughout the storm.
"Though the rain and winds are the main stories for Thursday, high-elevation mountain snow will occur as well," according to the NWS. "With a low-pressure system tapping into warm atmospheric river moisture, snow levels are expected to be quite high ... above 7,000 feet during the heaviest precipitation. After the cold front passes Thursday afternoon, snow levels will drop to around 6,000 feet."
Above 7,000 feet, snowfall accumulations could exceed 12 inches, while an inch or less may accumulate at the lower mountain levels, forecasters said.
Statewide, as of Tuesday, the snowpack is at 174 percent of the average for this date, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
This season's conditions have proven to be strikingly similar to last year when California saw some early rainstorms and strong December snow totals only to have the driest January through March on record, according to DWR Director Karla Nemeth.
"The significant Sierra snowpack is good news, but unfortunately, these same storms are bringing flooding to parts of California," Nemeth said. "This is a prime example of the threat of extreme flooding during a prolonged drought as California experiences more swings between wet and dry periods brought on by our changing climate."
The mercury will trend slightly higher going into the weekend. For the Temecula Valley, the temperature band will bessentiallyly the same, while in the Coachella Valley, the mercury will top out in the mid to upper 60s Friday, with lows in the thmid-40s0s.
According to meteorologists, the storm train, which began last month with a dip in the jet stream, shows no signs of letting up, with additional inclement weather anticipated Sunday night through Tuesday.
The DWR encourages Californians to visit SaveOurWater.com for water-saving tips and information and to continue to conserve California's most precious resource, rain or shine.