Serving Central Connecticut
Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. Your local Always Best Care team has been helping families throughout Central Connecticut and surrounding communities from Tolland to Farmington to Westbrook since 2009, providing non-medical in-home care, free independent and assisted living referral services, free memory care referral services, and Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service. We have strong relationships with hospitals, social workers, senior communities and senior resources across Connecticut. We're here to serve you!
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Yes. We'd advise any family considering home care in Manchester for their loved one to make sure that the person responsible for their care is fully insured and bonded. This will protect your loved one against any theft or damage to his or her home while they're receiving care.
On top of this, all of our staff also have Worker's Compensation, which is in place to protect your loved one from any claims of liability should one of our caregivers suffer an accident while carrying out their duties.
Our recruitment process involves several different stages and is designed to ensure that only the highest quality of candidates are granted the opportunity to provide in-home care in Manchester on behalf of Always Best Care.
Initially, a member of our recruitment department will study an applicant's resume. If they feel that their experience and personal characteristics seem to match to the role available, they will invite them in for an interview. Over the course of 45 minutes, they will assess whether the candidate possesses the right skills and integrity to excel in the role. If they're lucky enough, they will then be invited back for a final interview.
From this point on, our vetting team takes over. They'll run a criminal background check and get in touch with an applicant's references to assess whether the information they've provided on their resume and in their interview is accurate.
If the candidate does well in their final interview, they will also have to pass a random drug test that will be carried out without the candidate receiving any prior warning.
24/7. Thanks to being open every hour of every day of the year, we can offer the local community the most flexible in-home care in Manchester.
We do this so that seniors can receive care as and when they need it, as opposed to families having to work their schedule around the times that a caregiver is available.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our friendly scheduling department today.
Yes. In a lot of scenarios, caregiving is as much about companionship as it is about helping seniors overcome physical obstacles. That's why we give each senior and their caregiver the time to develop a friendly relationship that helps to make the whole process an enjoyable one for both the caregiver and your loved one.
On the odd occasion when your loved one's caregiver becomes ill or decides to book some time off, we will quickly arrange for a substitute to take their place until their usual caregiver returns.
Please bear in mind that if your loved one requires senior care in Manchester throughout the day and evening, a minimum of one other caregiver will be involved in their continual care. We generally only expect our staff to work around eight hours a day so that they have enough time to recuperate in between shifts.
We take into consideration some important aspects, such as how far away a caregiver lives from your loved one's home, as well as some more trivial information, such as your loved one's favorite type of music, when we match them to a certain caregiver.
Our aim is that by matching based on personality as well as geography and experience, we can find a caregiver that your loved one enjoys spending time with.
If, however, you or your loved one doesn't feel like the match is just right, we'll be happy to keep on trying different caregivers until we find that special someone to deliver you loved one's home care in Manchester on a daily basis.
Any offer of employment that is made is subject to a person successfully completing a week's training course.
In that time they'll learn about how to communicate clearly, spot symptoms of illness, and assess a senior's home for any potential safety risks.
While your loved one is in their care, the person responsible for providing their home care in Manchester will also assist with their mobility and suggest any equipment that they feel could reduce the risk of your senior taking a fall.
It's simple: trust. Unless you carry out a detailed background check into an independent provider's history by yourself, you can't be 100% sure that they're a person you would trust to be in your loved one's home on their own.
Remember, all of our staff are also insured, bonded, trained, and even monitored, so you can be sure that our senior care in Manchester is something you can rely on 100% of the time.
If time is what you're worried about, don't worry. We can get your loved one's home care in Manchester up and running in less than a week.
During that time we'll carry out a safety assessment on their home, match them to an appropriate caregiver, and schedule the next 30 days of their care.
We treat family like part of the team here at Always Best Care, as we know how much of a difference your company can make to the mood of your loved one.
At the end of the day, it's entirely up to you to decide how often you require our services, but you can be assured that we'll do all that we can to keep you in the loop about your loved one's condition at all times.
By choosing a provider of home care in Manchester to look after your loved one, it doesn't make you any less a part of their life. Come and go as you usually would and feel free to lean on us for support as and when you need it.
By talking. In an internet age where everything is done online, a little one on one communication seems somewhat outdated.
If, however, you want to learn everything about our elderly care in Manchester in as short a time frame as possible, the best option is to come and visit us for a chat.
We'll run you through every last detail about our care and answer any burning questions you might have. At the end, you'll have a better understanding of whether Always Best Care is the right choice or not for your loved one.
Even the slightest of falls can result in a senior breaking a bone, so we take a safety first approach to every aspect of our care so that we can offer the safest senior care in Manchester.
Along with their training in spotting symptoms of illness, our caregivers are also taught how to improve the safety around a senior's home.
They'll carry out a risk assessment on our behalf and provide a report detailing any suggested changes.
Furthermore, your loved one's caregiver will always keep a watchful eye over them, so if your loved one is struggling with their mobility, they'll always be on hand to provide support.
No. Our home care in Manchester is available to everyone that needs it, so you don't have to worry about signing any contracts or agreeing to a minimum number of hours of care per week.
As a result, if your loved one just needs a hand getting washed and dressed once a month, we'll be more than happy to help.
Yes. Many families choose elderly care in Manchester over a nursing or residential home, as changing the environment that someone living with dementia is used to can lead to unnecessary confusion.
You should feel assured that our caregivers are well adept at quickly resolving any behavioral issues relating to the disease and will approach your loved one's care in a calm and patient manner.
Our clients often refer to our caregivers as living angels, as they will do literally everything in their power to make your loved one's life more comfortable. To give you some idea of what you can expect from our elderly care in Manchester, we've come up with a list of common duties, below:
Yes. We're more than happy to provide respite elderly care in Manchester in situations where a family requires someone to take over their caring duties for a short period of time.
As we provide fully vetted, insured, and trained caregivers, you can relax safe in the knowledge that your loved one is in safe hands.
We know that exceptional service sets us apart from all other home care companies. All of our team members and caregivers receive comprehensive training before being assigned to a care plan. Our standard is that "we only hire care providers we would have care for our own loved ones."
Always Best Care provides in-home care services from as little as one hour per day up to 24-hour care, and up to 7 days a week. Whatever your care needs are, Always Best Care is there for you.
Take the first step with us - contact your local Always Best Care representative today.
The first step in our process includes a personal consultation with a Care Coordinator at no charge to you. In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs, create a detailed care plan, and work with you on financing and logistics.Make an Appointment
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My dad’s caregiver is great. He is a man of few words, but she is able to get him talking about all aspects and experiences of his life. They go out regularly and she encourages my dad to participate in the activities put on by the community he lives in. They run errands, go out for meals, or go for a drive just to get a change of scenery. I was nervous at first about how my dad would take having a caregiver come in to help him, but he seems so happy and has great things to talk about after his time spent with his caregiver.
I hired Always Best Care to help my mom who was living with me at home. She was diagnosed with dementia and within 3 months she could hardly do much for herself anymore. I was able to continue working full time while my mom received care from Always Best Care. We had the same caregiver from day 1 and she was absolutely amazing. She kept everyone in the loop with any changes my mom experienced and the regular in person and phone check ins were a great added support to myself and my family. Thank you ABC for all the help and compassion that you showed my mom until her passing.
My husband had care from Always Best Care until he passed away. Thankfully he is on his "next journey" and finally pain free, while he was here with us, his caregiver, Craig, did an amazing job caring for him and was here to help us from our first day of services. Craig always managed to get my husband to share stories from his time in the war that even I had not heard before. It was a great way to get to know more of my husband so his memory can continue with others around him.
My family provides the care to my mother 24/7, we called Always Best Care to provide respite care to my mom while we took some time to ourselves for a weekend. Mom’s caregiver, Gloria, was great and she had the perfect disposition to work with my mom. She was attentive and kept mom well fed and engaged during the time we were away. We would definitely call Always Best Care again when we need some time away.
The caregiver that helped my husband and I were so kind to us both, especially to my husband while I spent some time in the hospital and rehab. Our caregiver brought my husband to see me every day while I was at the hospital and at rehab, I knew he was in excellent hands and I could focus on getting stronger again.
Rosemary has many great qualities. She is a hardworker, sensitive, has a giving nature and has an immense desire to help my father. Reliability is vital trait in Rosemary. When my father was in the hospital and came home she immediately wanted to be by his side. My father has come to rely and depend on Rosemary. She is always on time whether it is giving medication or administering food and often encourages my father and helps my father maintain his dignity
i really like my caregiver, Victor very much. Victor is a very patient and observant aide who knows when I need his help. I knew from the first day meeting him that we would get along very well.
“I want to give a huge thank you for the care that Always Best Care provided over the last year and a half. They started out assisting just my dad since he was wheelchair bound and then began providing care to my mom as well who had advanced dementia. The two ladies that helped them both did an amazing job and gave me the confidence that they were being well cared for since I live on the other side of the country. Up to my dad’s passing, his caregivers were there for him to provide comfort and companionship while managing my mom’s emotions as well during the difficult time my dad had. Being a nurse myself and in the healthcare field for a while, I had high expectations which were exceeded by the caregivers and office staff of Always Best Care.
I am very pleased with the care that Craig gave to my husband. My husband enjoyed having another man to talk to instead of conversation only between him and I. Craig managed to keep him occupied and safe so that I could go and get some time to myself, allowing me peace of mind that my husband was in great hands
Both of Mom’s caregivers are exceptional. They are always professional, calm and extremely patient with my mom. They know how to keep her calm and to manage her anxiety. My whole family is very grateful, knowing that Mom is getting really competent care, great meals and friendly companionship. Thank you.
They are very caring and easy to deal with. They work with the family and the patient to see that the patient has what is needed for their care. In all we had a good experience with Best Care.
We have been using the services of ABC for almost three years, and I have worked personally with John, Kristine, Taylor, Michelle and Wilda, as well as the many wonderful caregivers who have attended to my mother’s needs with great care and attention. Throughout this time, my mother’s care needs have changed many times, and they have always been very responsive to any requests, including the directives of the hospice nurses that work in concert with all of them. Taylor and Michelle are incredibly diligent about keeping on top of issues that arise day-to-day, and running their questions and concerns by me. I remain a loyal customer to ABC because I feel that my mother is getting really great care, and will continue to see the warm, friendly faces she has come to know and trust today and every day. At 94 yrs old, my mother is quite dependent on the care providers for almost all her needs, and they always show up and make her feel safe and secure.
Our caregiver is the absolute best, you all got lucky finding her.
Always Best Care has done a fantastic job in providing us with at-home care for my step-mother while we prepared for her transition to move permanently to a skilled nursing facility. With their help, she was able to spend a full six months at home before moving. We would not have been able to do it without them. All the caregivers we have met and used have been kind and attentive, frequently going the extra mile, whatever that may be on any given day. The office staff is friendly, empathetic and very diligent in keeping all parties informed of all aspects of day-to-day care. They are knowledgeable, respectful and efficient. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is looking for help in keeping their loved one at home for as long as possible.
Mom’s caregiver is working out so well, every time I visit, the house looks so organized and clean. Mom’s grocery fund is well-managed and there is always money left over after each trip. Everything is picked up and under control, we are finally moving in the right direction with Mom, she is excited to have her caregiver each week.
-Charron D., Central Connecticut
Our caregiver is the absolute best, you all got lucky finding her.
-Bob P., Manchester CT
Both of Dad’s caregivers are doing an excellent job, they are both so kind and caring
-Denise D., Hartford County CT
Mom’s caregiver is a part of the family, we absolutely love her.
-Joe L., Manchester CT
You have given me the best caregiver ever, I want her to stay with me forever.
-Dan c., Middlesex County CT
My caregiver is more of a friend that a caregiver. We connect in so many ways, not only does she help me with everything I need, but she will help my fellow neighbors if she sees they need assistance as we are walking through the community.
-Marilyn W., Tolland County CT
I am extremely happy with my caretaker, she makes every effort to get here on time and is committed to my husband as well as myself. I am pleased with the compassion she has shown, especially to my husband who is always very happy to see her on Fridays, as her personality is such a benefit to his well-being.
-Janet T., Manchester CT
One thing that stands out with my caregivers is that they get along with each other. They cooperate with each other and share the responsibility of taking care of Mom. They cooperate around scheduling so that I never need to worry about which of them will be with Mom.
-Betsy H., Central Connecticut
It has been a true pleasure working with you and your organization. You all demonstrate empathy and compassion in caring for frail elderly family members and insure distant families are comforted knowing you are there.
Mom’s caregiver is a part of the family, we absolutely love her!
The caregiver understood my wife and explained things that she was going to attempt to do, such as bathing and eating. Always Best Care was able to set up the days and the times that I needed. The owner and his wife showed me around the company and made us feel a part of the group.
I appreciate that they always accommodate me and have someone here to drive me, even if I only call them the day before. I’m so glad I was able to find them, because I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just lost my sister and she helped me out a lot.
I want to first, thank you for your care and concern, not to mention your kindness and empathy. As a nurse and a caregiver, I understand how important it is to have both an emotional support system and a way to tap into the resources available to patients and their families. I appreciate your efforts, your time, your knowledge, and your expertise. It goes without saying that this is an emotional time, but having a direction to go in is essential. With your help and with Kristine's guidance, I feel that our family was able to arrive at a decision that makes everyone as happy as possible under the circumstances. My dad will most likely be discharged to rehab either tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. They are still trying to stabilize his blood pressure. I am grateful to you for your follow up phone calls as well as for reaching out to me initially...even offering to meet over the weekend. You clearly provide a much needed service to the community. I am going to hold on to your phone number and email for now as we may continue to have questions as we proceed. Again, thank you. You are a true blessing as you were able to provide me and my family with support when I was most in need of advice.
Dear Kristine L. & ABC Team, Just a note to say hi and Happy Holidays to all! Since mom left white Oaks in August actually, this note is late, but am sending this anyways to thank you for your assistance shown mom, Carol S. It was kind and professional, a service much appreciated by her and the family. Maintaining her independence is so important, and although her needs have changed & we can't stay, we remember your help, especially Lauralee and Judy H, who most often took care of her. I don't wish to overlook anyone, so please share our gratitude with your staff.
-Barb G. & Family of Carol S., Manchester CT
I appreciate that someone is always there. We have twenty-four hour care, and someone is always there. I don't worry that we aren't going to have coverage.
I appreciate that they are dependable. The call at intervals to make sure that everything is going alright. They make a home visit to make sure my mom is alright. I like that they keep in contact with us. They are consistent at working with the elderly. They follow her routine. They write down notes, or they will call if there is any problem. The caregivers show compassion in some of the little things that they do. They will fix her hair or nails. They were very kind to my mother when my father passed away. They let my mother speak about how she was feeling. I am confident in the office staff because any time there has been any problem, I can call up and they will instantly correct whatever it is. Problems don't happen very often. Once they thought my mother was a little confused and they called right away. The owners have been fabulous. If I ever want to speak to the owner about anything, or I have questions, then the owners always call me back within minutes and take care of it. They are doing a great job!
I would recommend this agency for home care because everyone in the agency does the best they can to provide the best care for my mother. They are very conscientious of what she needs. The agency did a good job of explaining everything they could provide for my mother. I don't have to worry about my mom when I am not there because I know she is in good hands.
I was happy that the caregiver went above and beyond for my mom. The agency came out to visit my mom bi-weekly to check on things. Always best Care gave us a wonderful caregiver that took care of all the needs we had.
What the caregiver does is going beyond expectation. She has such a personality that makes my parents extremely comfortable with her. It's a work ethic that goes beyond what she is asked of. She is always on time. The caregiver does give them direction to take certain medications. She is always going above and beyond what she is asked of. She has saved someones life because she is aware of the patient. The office always calls when they are supposed to call and everyone we dealt with is knowledgeable. They even put together a group to clean up my parent's garden. And that goes beyond their job. They give us service plus more!
Our caregivers show their concern through being attentive and listening to the client. Without Always Best Care, I would have to move my mom into an Assisted Living Facility.
The caregiver that takes care of my mother is very reliable. She will call me personally about the day or concerns about my mother. She keeps good notes for me. The caregiver goes above and beyond for my mother. She participated in my mothers birthday party. She notices things that need to be done. I have had a couple of questions, Always Best Care have been great to answer them.
The thing that I appreciate the most about the care from Always Best Care of Central Connecticut is that the caregivers make my father their top priority and are sincere in what they are trying to do for him. Always Best Care of Central Connecticut is always sure that their caregivers check my father�s bathing and that his diet is correctly provided.
Always Best Care has very good caregivers and the agency owners are wonderful people who care deeply about this kind of service. I have had a great experience in the four years we have received this care and worked with them. Having a caregiver that is reliable takes the burden off of me to not have to worry about whether my mother will be happy or not. She has been very comfortable with the people the agency has sent and I know that if we have additional care needs, they will meet those requests.
The caregivers would listen to the client when he needed to be listened to. They were gentle with him. They addressed anything he felt was a concern. Always Best Care is compassionate all the way from the owners to the staff, and it is very evident!
I wanted to give you, Taylor and Always Best Care staff as well as my client's and their families a huge thank you for giving me all of the time off I needed to better mine and my family's future by going to CNA classes and then the day off to take the test in order to obtain my CNA certificate and then a week or so later giving me the time off needed to complete all of the training with my new employer and then more time off to complete my shadows. Thank you all for being so understanding and helpful during this long process. It is greatly appreciated. I am glad to be part of such a company who works with their staff to better their futures. Thank you all so much!
Our caregiver knows how to communicate with my mom, leaves me notes to let me know how things are going, and also follows company protocols. Always Best Care of Central Connecticut is a well-run company that provides quality, reliable services.