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 Rolling Hills Estates, 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 Rolling Hills Estates, 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 Rolling Hills Estates, 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 Rolling Hills Estates, 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 Rolling Hills Estates,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
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) - Some Colleton County elementary schoolers will have to be at the bus stop as early as 6 a.m. starting this school year, and parents are not happy.The district just announced its new bell schedule within a month of the first day of school, and it is already receiving backlash, especially on Facebook.The schools affected by the new bell schedule are listed below:7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.- Bells Elementary School- Cottageville Elementary School- Hendersonville Elementary School...
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) - Some Colleton County elementary schoolers will have to be at the bus stop as early as 6 a.m. starting this school year, and parents are not happy.
The district just announced its new bell schedule within a month of the first day of school, and it is already receiving backlash, especially on Facebook.
The schools affected by the new bell schedule are listed below:
7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
- Bells Elementary School
- Cottageville Elementary School
- Hendersonville Elementary School
8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
- Northside Elementary School
- Forest Hills Elementary School
- Black Street Early Childhood Center
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Colleton County Middle School
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Colleton County High School
Most parents say they do not want their elementary schoolers starting so early and their high schoolers ending so late.
Kevin Canaday, a father of three kids in Colleton County School District, says this is causing issues for parents who rely on childcare services after school. He says it is creating 11–12-hour days for elementary schoolers.
“Elementary schools K-4, K-5, first graders, who are getting their foundations of education and having them start this early in the day, so they’re getting out of school if I remember correctly is 1:45,” Canaday said. “So, by the time they get home, there’s really not going to be anyone there to help them with homework or anything like that because they’re getting home so early.”
William Bowman Jr., the chairperson for Colleton County Schools, says this change came from a shortage of bus drivers. He says the district should have 65 drivers, but they are short 15 for this school year.
He says Dr. Vallerie Cave, Colleton County Schools’ Superintendent, did not want bus drivers to be making triple or quadruple routes to fill in for the missing drivers. He says if they did this, it would result in kids not arriving at school until 10 or 11:00 in the morning.
“We’re seeing a lot of growth in all of our core subject areas across all of our grade levels,” Bowman Jr. said. “So, we want to continue with that academic progress, and a big part of that continuation is making sure that our students receive the proper instruction. And if students are getting to school at 10 or 11:00 in the morning, they’re missing a huge part of instruction.”
Bowman says he encourages everyone to apply to be a bus driver for Colleton County School District.
There will also be a school board meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m., where the board will explain more of why they made these changes.
The South Carolina Department of Education recently launched the “Step Up SC” campaign, which highlights open bus driver and technician positions across the state.
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COTTAGEVILLE — A tract of nearly 150 acres of hardwood trees along the Edisto River — home to guarded bird species like the wood stork — was recently transferred to the state for conservation and is now protected.The property, situated adjacent to the popular Good Hope Landing, provides a number of wetland benefits: floodwater storage, wildlife habitat and protection of drinking water quality.Several rare, threatened and endangered species — such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and southern bald eagle, th...
COTTAGEVILLE — A tract of nearly 150 acres of hardwood trees along the Edisto River — home to guarded bird species like the wood stork — was recently transferred to the state for conservation and is now protected.
The property, situated adjacent to the popular Good Hope Landing, provides a number of wetland benefits: floodwater storage, wildlife habitat and protection of drinking water quality.
Several rare, threatened and endangered species — such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and southern bald eagle, the Atlantic sturgeon fish and Carolina birds-in-a-nest flower — call the space home.
Additionally, about a third of all state priority fish species are found in the surrounding Edisto River system.
And since this tract is immediately downstream from the landing, it is either the first or last site users see when they’re getting on or off the river.
The big hardwood trees there, probably second growth after being logged decades ago, have a huge impact on the landing’s users and are aesthetically important to protect, said Patrick Moore, a senior project manager at Open Space Institute.
The institute this month announced the land transfer to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The property sits across from the 1,375-acre Edisto River Wildlife Management Area, which the state also oversees.
The addition of this land to the wildlife management area means creating a safeguard of public and recreational access and drinking water for downstream communities, said Nate Berry, OSI’s senior vice president in South Carolina.
A number of groups chipped in to make the move possible, including the Waste Management company, the S.C. Conservation Bank and the Coastal Conservation League.
When environmentalists heard the property was going to be sold and possibly logged, OSI stepped in and purchased it to keep that from happening, Moore said. Waste Management contributed funds for the effort, too, and DNR secured a grant from the conservation bank for the transfer.
“Acquisition of this property will protect another important parcel along the Edisto, one of the longest, free-flowing rivers in the United States that provides critical habitat for game and non-game species,” said DNR Director Robert Boyles.
The Edisto is the longest blackwater river in the country, meandering some 250 miles from Edgefield and Saluda counties to the Atlantic Ocean at Edisto Island, according to the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Boyles said DNR is appreciative of partnering with the other organizations to provide more land where the public can enjoy outdoor activities. The river already has a 62-mile canoe and kayak trail that offers camping and picnic sites for single and multi-day trips, according to a news release.
With the addition of the property near Good Hope Landing, OSI has conserved more than 35,000 acres in South Carolina over the past five years.
Release: #22-54Thurmond met with the school leaders to learn how they are closing the opportunity gap and to discuss strategies to improve student achievement across the state. California has the largest number of public school Blue Ribbon winners in the nation.SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond celebrated the 29 California Blue Ribbon schools being honored this week in Washington, D.C., at the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program awards ceremony. California has the largest numbe...
Thurmond met with the school leaders to learn how they are closing the opportunity gap and to discuss strategies to improve student achievement across the state. California has the largest number of public school Blue Ribbon winners in the nation.
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond celebrated the 29 California Blue Ribbon schools being honored this week in Washington, D.C., at the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program awards ceremony. California has the largest number of public school Blue Ribbon winners in the nation. Thurmond met with school leaders on Monday to learn how they are closing opportunity gaps and providing environments where students can achieve high learning standards. He also appointed them to help co-design strategies for learning acceleration and to improve student achievement all across the state.
“Our state sent 29 schools this year to our nation’s capital to receive this prestigious honor—a testament to the students, teachers, staff members, administrators and their families,” said Thurmond. “While we continue to bounce back from the harms of the COVID-19 pandemic, this award illustrates the important work we are doing to go above and beyond in our mission to close the opportunity gap. It’s impressive that 29 schools received this honor, a reaffirmation of the persistence and resilience our educators displayed on behalf of our students.”
Additionally, as part of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program this week in Washington, D.C., California Principal Miguel Marco of Wittmann (Helen) Elementary School in Cerritos will be honored as one of the nine recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership for 2022. Principals chosen as recipients of this award have transformed their schools, guiding their students and schools to excellence, frequently under challenging circumstances. These select few are nominated by their school communities during the final stage of the National Blue Ribbon Schools application process.
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. With its thirty-ninth cohort, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education. More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools web page.
California’s National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022
Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 03, 2022
SAN DIEGO, California – The Pepperdine women's tennis program is in action at a pair of events this weekend as Savannah Broadus and Janice Tjen are in San Diego for the ITA National Fall Championships, while ...
SAN DIEGO, California – The Pepperdine women's tennis program is in action at a pair of events this weekend as Savannah Broadus and Janice Tjen are in San Diego for the ITA National Fall Championships, while Carolyn Campana and Bunyawi Thamchaiwat are playing at the Jack Kramer Invite in Rolling Hills Estates.
Results are listed below, while upcoming matches are listed when available. Friday's results are underlined.
TOURNAMENT CENTRAL (ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS): https://gowav.es/3WiP4il
WATCH (ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS): https://gowav.es/3E0azgZ
LIVE SCORES (ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS): https://gowav.es/3zzR3oD
TOURNAMENT CENTRAL (JACK KRAMER INVITE): https://gowav.es/3Fy0Yij
SATURDAY'S MATCHES #6 Savannah Broadus/Janice Tjen vs. Brown/Miller (Michigan) 1 p.m. #36 Bunyawi Thamchaiwat vs. Vagramov (UCLA) 10 a.m. Carolyn Campana/Bunyawi Thamchaiwat vs. Carter/Fry (Arizona) 1 p.m.
RESULTS (ITA NATIONAL FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS)
Round of 32 #49 Savannah Broadus def. #6 Morra (Duke) 6-3, 6-3
Round of 16 #16 Lee (Georgia Tech) def. #49 Savannah Broadus 6-4, 7-5
RESULTS (JACK KRAMER INVITE)
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA — Parents and community members have expressed their confusion over a $1 million lawsuit initiated by the owners of the Promenade on the Peninsula to stop Norris Theater and Palos Verdes Performing Arts from using the parking structure adjacent to the buildings.When the Promenade was developed in the 1980s, a contract between the developer and PVPA established a parking arrangement that allowed the theater to use a certain number of parking spots in the structure and a nearby parking lot. There has been...
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA — Parents and community members have expressed their confusion over a $1 million lawsuit initiated by the owners of the Promenade on the Peninsula to stop Norris Theater and Palos Verdes Performing Arts from using the parking structure adjacent to the buildings.
When the Promenade was developed in the 1980s, a contract between the developer and PVPA established a parking arrangement that allowed the theater to use a certain number of parking spots in the structure and a nearby parking lot. There has been no incident in the past 40 years regarding parking between PVPA and the different owners the mall has had over the years.
Jennifer Clinton, a parent and supporter of Norris Theater, said they have reached out to the city several times and were told it is a private matter, so the city cannot do much in the situation.
"They're letting the mall owner sue us for an absorbent amount of money, which would essentially bankrupt a nonprofit theater," Clinton said. "We're not equipped to pay a million dollars or anything of that sort to end the lawsuit."
Stolz Real Estate Partners, the current owners of the Promenade, claimed that the use of the parking for PVPA's Conservatory, which was created in 2006 and serves as an educational center for young kids in the South Bay, is considered trespassing and a breach of the contract.
Stolz listed the mall for sale in March of 2022, according to parent Gabriela Ryan who is a lawyer. The sale of the property is pending and the city of Rolling Hills Estates has marked the Promenade Mall Area and the parking garage as an asset for future housing development.
"The City has already been in talks with the property owners of The Promenade and The Brick walk sites, both of which are receptive to housing and mixed-use development within the properties," the city's Housing Element General Plan for 2021-2029 states. "Each identified opportunity area is under a common ownership, and therefore consolidated, making them realistic candidates for redevelopment."
Ryan believes the sudden lawsuit after 40 years without incident is due to Stolz's plans to sell the property and said the longstanding parking agreement may stand in the way of further developments.
Clinton said Norris Theater and the Conservatory are well-loved by the community, so the thought of losing them to this conflict is heartbreaking. As a teacher in Palos Verdes, Clinton remembers taking her students to go see productions there where they learned about the goings-on backstage of the shows.
Community members held a rally on Saturday to show their support for the theater, and Clinton said they plan to address the City Council on Tuesday.
"I've learned a lot about theater and theater kids, and to see this happening to this group of people, it's pretty heartbreaking," Clinton said. "We're not going away until there's some sort of resolution."