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 Arcadia, 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 Arcadia, 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 Arcadia, 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 Arcadia, 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 Arcadia,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
The City of Arcadia is teaming up again this holiday season with The Shops at Santa Anita and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce on the Merry & Bright holiday shopping program in support of local businesses. From December 1–24, 2022, shoppers who spend a combined $150-$500+ from three or more stores or restaurants in Arcadia are eligible to redeem a Visa Gift Card of $25-$75 based on their total combined spend.“The City is excited to partner again this year with The Shops at Santa Anita and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce...
The City of Arcadia is teaming up again this holiday season with The Shops at Santa Anita and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce on the Merry & Bright holiday shopping program in support of local businesses. From December 1–24, 2022, shoppers who spend a combined $150-$500+ from three or more stores or restaurants in Arcadia are eligible to redeem a Visa Gift Card of $25-$75 based on their total combined spend.
“The City is excited to partner again this year with The Shops at Santa Anita and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in support of local businesses,” said Jason Kruckeberg, Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director. “This program was a huge success last holiday season, helping to incentivize spending at local brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants in Arcadia. Based on that success, the City has allocated an additional $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to this year’s program.”
Shopping and dining receipts dated December 1–24, 2022, from any brick-and-mortar retail, restaurant, or other commercial business with a physical storefront in Arcadia will be accepted as eligible purchases under this program. At least one purchase must be from a store or restaurant located at The Shops at Santa Anita mall. Beginning December 1st, gift cards may be redeemed by submitting receipts from eligible purchases to The Shops at Santa Anita Concierge Desk located in Center Court, Level 2, during normal mall operating hours. This program is limited to one gift card per person and all participants must be 18 years or older.
“It is more important than ever that we come together as a community to support our small and local businesses,” said Brynne Munoz, General Manager of The Shops at Santa Anita. “We are happy to partner again this year with the City and the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce to help drive customers to the local shops and restaurants that are the heart of our community.”
“I am thrilled that the City of Arcadia, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, and The Shops at Santa Anita are partnering again on this great program,” said Karen Mac Nair, CEO of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. “The Merry & Bright program gives shoppers an extra incentive to make their purchases in-person at local stores throughout the busy holiday shopping season.”
A total of $100,000 in ARPA funds has been allocated by the City for this program to purchase gift cards. All gift cards will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified recipients while supplies last. For additional program information, terms, and conditions, visit ArcadiaCA.gov/MerryandBright.
August 23, 2022 – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Arcadia on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for three measures relating to an amendment to the City Charter, an increase to the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax rate similar to nearby cities, and a new local tax that would be implemented if Sports Wagering is approved statewide this fall. In addition, voters will be considering City Council Member Candidates for Electoral Districts 2, 3, and 5....
August 23, 2022 – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Arcadia on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for three measures relating to an amendment to the City Charter, an increase to the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax rate similar to nearby cities, and a new local tax that would be implemented if Sports Wagering is approved statewide this fall. In addition, voters will be considering City Council Member Candidates for Electoral Districts 2, 3, and 5.
ARCADIA BALLOT MEASURES The Los Angeles County Registrar-Records/County Clerk has assigned a Letter Name to each of the City’s measures. For more information on Measure CA, Measure HT, and Measure SW, the City of Arcadia invites the public to view an informational video at ArcadiaCA.gov/Measures to learn more about the proposed measures. You may obtain a copy of each measure at no cost, upon request made to the City Clerk’s Office.
MEASURE CA: Shall the City Charter be amended to provide for election of City Councilmembers by-district, to set the general municipal election for the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years to align with the Statewide General Election date, to amend the procedure to fill vacant elective offices, to change the City Clerk from elected to appointed, to establish a City Prosecutor, to modify City procurement procedures, and to make other modernizing amendments?
MEASURE HT: Shall a measure be adopted to increase the maximum rate of the City’s Transient Occupancy Tax (also known as Hotel Tax) charged to guests of hotels and any other overnight lodging facilities from a maximum of 10% to 12% as of January 1, 2023, providing an additional estimated $730,000 annually until ended by voters for City services including public safety response, street repair and maintenance, park construction and maintenance and for general government use?
MEASURE SW: Shall the measure to establish a Sports Wagering Tax at a rate of up to 5% of sports wagering gross revenues, providing approximately $1,000,000 annually until ended by voters for general government use such as City parks, streets and public safety, be adopted?
ARCADIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER CANDIDATESThe Secretary of State has conducted a Randomized Alphabet Drawing to determine how the City Council Member Candidates’ names will appear on their District ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Municipal Election. Below is the official order:
District 2:Bob HarbichtTracy Jensen HanSharon Kwan
District 3:Eileen Wang
District 5:Michael DanielsonMichael CaoDaniel MalkiJason J. Lee
The City encourages all residents to take time to become informed about the ballot measures and participate in the election. If you need to register to vote, please visit RegistertoVote.CA.gov or visit a local Vote Center. For questions or comments about the 2022 General Municipal Election, please email the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or call (626) 574-5455.
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC announces that Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia is now part of Keck Medicine, and will be known as USC Arcadia Hospital. The affiliation was finalized on July 1.
“We are very fortunate to have found a complementary partner in USC Arcadia Hospital,” said Rod Hanners, CEO of Keck Medicine. “Its strength as a long-standing community hospital coupled with our academic health system will secure the legacy of both organizations and better meet the health care needs of the San Gabriel Valley community.”
The affiliation brings residents of the San Gabriel Valley greater access to Keck Medicine’s specialized care, research and breakthrough technology. Keck Medicine offers world-class care for both routine and highly complex cases, and is nationally ranked in 12 specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
USC Arcadia Hospital also complements existing multispecialty outpatient services Keck Medicine currently offers in Arcadia.
“Our hospital will be stronger as part of Keck Medicine of USC,” said Dan Ausman, president and CEO of USC Arcadia Hospital. “The partnership brings our community expanded access to a full range of physician specialties, technology and clinical services that will benefit our patients, employees and physicians.”
Over the coming years, Keck Medicine will invest in USC Arcadia Hospital’s equipment, infrastructure and services. The areas of focus include expanded neurosciences, cardiac care and oncology services.
Additionally, the health system will develop academic and training relationships for USC residents and fellows at USC Arcadia Hospital.
Keck Medicine has a history of successful collaborations with regional hospitals and health enterprises, improving access to academic medicine in local communities.
With this affiliation, Keck Medicine now has two community hospitals in the northeast area of Los Angeles. USC Arcadia Hospital joins USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, which serves La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale and the greater Foothills community.
Home More NewsPotential Amendments to the Arcadia City Charter & Potential Measures to Increase Locally Controlled FundingA City Charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions, and essential procedures for City government, equivalent to the constitution for federal or state governments. The City of Arcadia Charter was adopted in 1951 and was la...
A City Charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions, and essential procedures for City government, equivalent to the constitution for federal or state governments. The City of Arcadia Charter was adopted in 1951 and was last amended almost 25 years ago in 1998. From time to time, City Charters are amended to comply with changes in state or federal law, opportunities created by new technology, and to meet evolving good governance standards. Amendments to the City Charter must be approved by a majority of local voters.
In 2021, the City Council created a Charter Review Committee comprised of six Arcadia residents representing the diversity of the Arcadia community to review the current Charter and recommend potential updates. The Charter Review Committee has completed its work and released recommended amendments, which can be viewed at ArcadiaCA.gov/CharterReview.
The City Council has discussed the recommended amendments, and directed City staff to prepare a measure for the November 8, 2022, ballot for local voters to consider approval of the Charter amendments. Full descriptions of the proposed amendments are available at: ArcadiaCA.gov/Measures.
The City Council is also considering placing two measures on the ballot to increase locally controlled funding for City services. The first measure would increase Arcadia’s local tax on stays at hotels and motels from 10% to 12%, a similar rate to many neighboring cities. The tax is almost exclusively paid by visitors staying in Arcadia. Funds from the measure may be used for general City services and infrastructure improvements.
The second proposal would enact a local tax on sports wagers if sports betting becomes legal in California. A statewide initiative has qualified for the November 8, 2022, ballot that would legalize sports betting in California at certain locations, including horse tracks like Santa Anita Park. While the statewide initiative includes a tax on wagers that provides revenue to the State, it does not include a local tax to provide revenue for cities to address the local impact of sports betting. The City Council is considering placing a measure on the November ballot that would allow the City of Arcadia to collect a local tax of up to 5% of sports wagering gross revenue from all sports bets placed at a business in Arcadia. This tax would not apply to horse racing but would apply to other professional and collegiate sports wagers. Funds from the measure could be used for general City services and infrastructure improvements, and help to offset local impacts related to sports wagering in Arcadia.
The City of Arcadia invites the public to share input on the proposed charter amendments, hotel/motel tax, and potential sports wagering tax by emailing [email protected]or calling (626) 574-5455.
At the March 29, 2022, Special City Council Meeting, the Arcadia City Council unanimously appointed Michael Danielson to fill the District 5 vacancy created by the passing of Council Member Roger Chandler. The appointment became effective immediately and will continue for the unexpired term through November 2022.“On behalf of the City of Arcadia, I want to congratulate Mike on his appointment to the City Council,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “The residents of District 5 and the entire Arcadia community will benefit from Mike...
At the March 29, 2022, Special City Council Meeting, the Arcadia City Council unanimously appointed Michael Danielson to fill the District 5 vacancy created by the passing of Council Member Roger Chandler. The appointment became effective immediately and will continue for the unexpired term through November 2022.
“On behalf of the City of Arcadia, I want to congratulate Mike on his appointment to the City Council,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “The residents of District 5 and the entire Arcadia community will benefit from Mike’s leadership, compassion, and dedication to our City. My colleagues and I look forward to working with him on the City Council.”
Originally a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mr. Danielson moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and worked as a freelance musician for several world-renowned artists including Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Joel Grey, the Four Tops, the Temptations, as well as theatrical productions for Siegfried & Roy and Disneyland, among others.
Council Member Danielson is a 36-year resident of Arcadia and a retired Arcadia Unified middle school music teacher. Affectionately known around Arcadia as Mr. D., in 2020, Mr. Danielson was recognized as one of sixteen teachers named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year from a pool of nearly 70,000 teachers countywide.
During his distinguished career, Mr. Danielson has taught over 10,000 students and received numerous awards for his instruction including the Profile in Excellence Award (twice), Rotary Teacher of the Year (twice), Arcadia Teacher of the Year, and the National Endowment of the Arts Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence in the State of California.
Mr. Danielson was also the president of the Arcadia Teachers Association for several years and was commended for unifying teachers and district administration though listening, transparency, honest dialogue, and principled decision-making.
In addition to his significant involvement in teaching and mentoring Arcadia’s youth, Mr. Danielson is also active in the Arcadia Rotary and is an Elder and music worship team musician for Arcadia Friends Community Church. He currently serves on the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Board and has volunteered his time as an AYSO Soccer Coach, Scoutmaster for Troop 111, and coordinated several music groups for Downtown Arcadia events.
"I am incredibly honored by the appointment to the City Council to represent the residents of District 5 and the City we all call home," said Council Member Danielson. "Arcadia is a wonderful place with so much to offer to so many. My life's work has been dedicated to public service and I look forward to uplifting our community in this new and exciting way."
Mr. Danielson is a graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Southern California, holding several degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. He and his wife, Blennie, raised their two children in Arcadia, and both graduated from Arcadia High School.
For more information about the appointment of Council Member Danielson, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (626) 574-5403.