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 New Britain, CT 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 New Britain, CT. 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 New Britain, CT, 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 New Britain, CT 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 New Britain,CT 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
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WFSB) - As students return to class in New Britain, one school is offering a new policy designed to make them feel a little less intimidated.The new system is almost like a dress rehearsal for new students at New Britain middle schools and high schools.Barbara Maselek is an expert on First days of school at New Britain High School. She has taught here for 25 years but also still vividly remembers her first day of school as a student at NBHS.“It was a little bit intimidating because of the amount...
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WFSB) - As students return to class in New Britain, one school is offering a new policy designed to make them feel a little less intimidated.
The new system is almost like a dress rehearsal for new students at New Britain middle schools and high schools.
Barbara Maselek is an expert on First days of school at New Britain High School. She has taught here for 25 years but also still vividly remembers her first day of school as a student at NBHS.
“It was a little bit intimidating because of the amount of kids,” she said. “Even 30 years ago there were a lot of kids here.”
hand in hand with their mom and dad, Jacob Andino can’t wait for the opening bell.
“We get to make new friends and have new teachers to show us more things and learn more things,” said Jacob Andino.
Jacob isn’t the only one whose fired up, new superintendent of schools Tony Gasper has butterflies too.
“It’s always something new, it’s always a mix of excitement but for me also nervousness,” said Gasper.
And incoming freshman Tiela Gomes and Makayla Aguirre definitely agree that the first day at a new school can be a bit overwhelming.
“It’s huge and scary.”
Some parents heads are also spinning.
“I was actually looking at video of him in kindergarten and just started to bawl crying because when you’re seeing kids grow and develop that’s always such a beautiful thing,” said Luis Andino, New Britain Parent.
But this year school leaders came up with a policy to make the 1st day at a new school less intimidating. All freshmen and sixth graders started yesterday - a day before the older kids. Associate high school principal Kerri-Lynn Major was one of the architects of the plan.
“We were like our freshman really need some extra support we need it to build that inner confidence those little things those little intricate complexities that come with a large building so when they come in tomorrow they’ll be like I know this place a little better than a did today,” Major said.
The new system went into effect at the high school and every New Britain middle school. Newbies and first day veterans alike told us they they think the policy helped new students feel a little more comfortable in their new school.
“We got great feedback from our staff from the kids that showed up and their families. It’s definitely a policy we are going to continue in the future, perhaps even expand and really try to do an even better job at it in the future,” said Gasper.
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It's a big day in New Britain today where kids are going back for the first day of school. Unlike last year, this year has a more normal feel and a lot less uncertainty, but there are some changes in the district.Much of the changes have to do with what the students will be wearing. This year, New Britain schools are reverting back to its pre-pandemic uniform.Back in July, the Board of Education voted to reinstate the uniforms. This was after parents and guardians were invited to weigh in with their thoughts. The school system ...
It's a big day in New Britain today where kids are going back for the first day of school. Unlike last year, this year has a more normal feel and a lot less uncertainty, but there are some changes in the district.
Much of the changes have to do with what the students will be wearing. This year, New Britain schools are reverting back to its pre-pandemic uniform.
Back in July, the Board of Education voted to reinstate the uniforms. This was after parents and guardians were invited to weigh in with their thoughts. The school system said the majority of parents were in favor of reinstating the school uniform policy.
So what exactly will the uniforms look like? For grades K through 8, it will be a solid white, navy blue, red or yellow collared polo top and khaki, navy blue or black dress slacks, skirts, dress shorts or skort bottoms.
The district said the previous school attire policy included school-specific color choices that may have made it more difficult for families who change schools throughout the year or pass on clothes to others. They also said that they believe this eliminates some distraction and is a solution for some social disparities.
It's a big day in New Britain today where kids are going back for the first day of school. Unlike last year, this year has a more normal feel and a lot less uncertainty, but there are some changes in the district.
There has been a lot of effort to get students prepared for classes.Earlier this month, there was a backpack drive put together by the Training Motivational Center. Through partnerships and sponsors, they were able to stuff supplies into and distribute hundreds of backpacks to area students.
"Basically we saw a need. So there’s other backpack drives out there. So we decided we wanted to do something a little bit different," said TMC President Torrence Conaway.
"It takes a village. People should just get together with us and partner in next year, it’s gonna be 10 years next year, this year is nothing. Next year, we are going to do it way bigger," added TMC Vice President Timothy Conaway.
This was the ninth year they've done this and the organizers said they plan to do it again next year, but bigger and better.
The city's common council unanimously authorized the mayor to work with Carvel manufacturer planning massive expansion.NEW BRITAIN, CT — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart was all smiles and giggles last week as the New Britain Common Council closed its Sept. 14 meeting.After all, how often does a city's top board get to vote on a measure that could ensure a beloved ice cream cake character will stay in the area.But that's exactly what the council did when it authorized Stewart to negotiate and execute a "tax mo...
NEW BRITAIN, CT — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart was all smiles and giggles last week as the New Britain Common Council closed its Sept. 14 meeting.
After all, how often does a city's top board get to vote on a measure that could ensure a beloved ice cream cake character will stay in the area.
But that's exactly what the council did when it authorized Stewart to negotiate and execute a "tax modification agreement" on behalf of a city known for hardware manufacturing, not necessarily ice cream.
The move was done to help freeze Buffalo, N.Y.- based Rich Products Corp.'s tax assessment at $8.4 million for the next 10 years starting Oct. 1.
So what does that have to do with ice cream cake?
Rich Products Corp. owns and operates a food manufacturing facility at 1 Celebration Way and they just happen to manufacture ice cream cakes for Carvel.
For those not from these parts, Carvel is the beloved ice cream giant that has turned such characters as "Fudgie the Whale" and "Cookie Puss" into cultural icons most children have enjoyed at birthdays and celebrations.
Chances are, if you've ever swooned over the creamy, soft ice cream, signature frosting and decadent chocolate crunchies, you salivated over a dessert made right in New Britain.
And, according to New Britain officials, those beloved desserts will likely still be made in New Britain following their actions last week.
Just prior to the vote, Stewart was visibly giddy.
"Fudgie the Whale for everybody," she appeared to say amid chuckles. "This is exciting and the conversation will continue and we'll come back to the full council."
With its taxes soon-to-be frozen just like its ice cream cakes, Rich Products Corp. can now focus on its planned expansion at the 1 Celebration Way plant.
It's a move that will add more than 50 production jobs and 300 "direct and indirect jobs," according to the approved resolution.
The approved resolution also says Rich is investing more than $21 million in the expansion, including the addition of new product lines and improved product manufacturing and shipping services.
With a frozen tax assessment, one that for a few years won't include the expansion, Rich Corp. stands to save money and be able to pour it into making ice cream cakes.
And for anyone whose ever anxiously awaited for "Fudgie the Whale" to thaw out before receiving a highly anticipated piece, this tax break may just be well worth it.
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Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is investigating after allegations of sexual assault against a student.NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) - Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is investigating after allegations of sexual assault against a student.A TikTok video is circulating throughout the school where a student is accusing another of sexual assault.School officials say no formal complaint has been filed.Details about what happened were not released by the university.However, it sai...
Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is investigating after allegations of sexual assault against a student.
NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) - Central Connecticut State University in New Britain is investigating after allegations of sexual assault against a student.
A TikTok video is circulating throughout the school where a student is accusing another of sexual assault.
School officials say no formal complaint has been filed.
Details about what happened were not released by the university.
However, it said it was seeking information and the victim.
Nichele Mcfarlane says after seeing the video, it makes her question her safety and she feels unheard.
“He’s had a lot of accusations against him and it took that video happening for anyone to really notice,” said Nichele.
Students told Channel 3 that it is shocking and concerning knowing that something like this could have happened at their school.
“It kind of surprised me to know that someone in power at the school has done something like that or there’s accusations of it. I think it’s something that should be taken seriously,” said Mason Stanko, Sophomore.
“I thought it was crazy and unacceptable that it was happening here at school and that stuff like this is going on. It’s just unacceptable,” said Fakhri Ramadhan, Freshman.
The fall semester just started for the students.
“Only 2 weeks in, not even. It’s crazy,” said Ramadhan. “I hope they find out who and what’s happening. I hope the girl who got assaulted gets justice and I hope things here pan out with more security and more measures out for them.”
“Hopefully other people, girls, can come forward with other names that they have and they wont be so scared,” said Nichele.
Students are planning to speak out about at the school tomorrow at noon.
The school asked people who may know anything to contact Dr. Craig Wright at its Office for Equity & Inclusion.
CCSU president Zulma R. Toro issued a statement on the school’s social media about its investigation.
Late today, allegations came to light about a student accused of sexual assault. As soon as I was notified of this information, I directed our new Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Craig Wright to begin an expedited and thorough investigation. If you have any information or were personally aggrieved, please contact Dr. Wright at [email protected], as soon as possible.
Vice President for Student Affairs Kellie Byrd Danso is working with her team to ensure appropriate and necessary support is offered to all the parties involved in this situation.
Make no mistake, Central Connecticut State University has a no-tolerance policy—this University does not and will not tolerate any type of sexual misconduct or bullying. We will do everything in our power to ensure our campus is a safe, welcoming environment for all. We are moving as quickly as possible to ensure that this matter is resolved appropriately under the law and our CCSU policies and procedures.
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A Back to School Bash at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain was held to excite students as they gave out school supplies and uniforms.NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — As kids get ready to go back to school, student achievement still lags behind pre-pandemic levels in Connecticut according to new data released by the Connecticut State Department of Education on Thursday.School districts like New Britain are getting students ready with a...
A Back to School Bash at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain was held to excite students as they gave out school supplies and uniforms.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — As kids get ready to go back to school, student achievement still lags behind pre-pandemic levels in Connecticut according to new data released by the Connecticut State Department of Education on Thursday.
School districts like New Britain are getting students ready with a Back to School bash too.
Students, parents, and teachers said they are excited and ready for school and to get students where they need to be even while having a little fun like Thursday’s event.
“I’m excited to be back. This is probably our first normal year since everything has happened so I can’t wait to meet my new group of kids,” said Smalley Elementary teacher Kristen Holmes.
To kick start the school year, hundreds of parents and students showed up to the Back to School Bash at Walnut Hill Park where they gave out school supplies and uniforms.
“This is a great showing of New Britain, the New Britain parents, the New Britain kids. Our partners, our staff. New Britain is ready for our kids,” said New Britain Superintendent Dr. Tony Gasper.
This school year teachers and students will continue to catch up to pre-pandemic learning levels. The Connecticut State Department of Education released last school year's state assessments.
The data shows that the rates of academic growth are increasing, but students in grades four and five may be two to three months behind their expected performance had there not been a pandemic.
Sixth through eighth-grade students may be five to seven months behind in ELA, and a year or more behind in math.
“Because of COVID obviously kids are behind, but some of the teachers in this district are some of the best I’ve ever met and we’re going to work hard to get them where they need to be,” said Holmes.
The students are ready.
“We’re going to go to school, we’re going to learn, and we’re going to have some fun, right? Yessir!” said seventh grader, Abraham Mandoza,
Also at the back-to-school bash, their community partners gave out 500 backpacks and 500 meals.
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