Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. The local owners and operators of Always Best Care of Jacksonville are Marlynn and Mike Bruno. Always Best Care of Jacksonville is a state-licensed and nationally accredited in-home care provider specializing in non-medical in-home care and free assisted and independent living referral services. Caregivers at Always Best Care of Jacksonville have been screened with national Level II background checks, and they're trained and managed to help clients remain safely in their homes for a longer period. We strive to enrich the lives of our clients and their families in a safe, independent and dignified environment through compassionate care, support and education. Our passion for assisting the elderly is supported by our strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, senior communities and resources and assisted and independent living communities throughout Jacksonville.
Employees are our own - no contractors
Caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained and insured
Free in home consultations and community referral services
No hourly minimums or contracts
Philips Lifeline service available
"Always in Touch" daily contact available
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Of course. Having fully insured and bonded caregivers protects your loved one against any theft or damage to their home. In fact, we'd go as far as to advise you to only choose a provider of senior care in Jacksonville if they offer this service as standard.
Not only that, are employees are all covered by Worker's Compensation, so if they suffer any injury while in your loved one's home, we'll foot the bill, not you.
Our vetting process is one of the most extensive in the industry. We take this strict approach as we only want to supply the best senior care in Jacksonville, and to be able to do that, we have to have the best staff.
Even if our recruitment team are impressed with a candidate's character and experience in an interview, they'll still have to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and be referenced checked before they're able to take up the role.
We know from our decades of experience that every family's needs are different. And we also know that providing elderlycare in Jacksonville isn't your typical 9-5 job. That's why here at Always Best Care, our caregivers are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It doesn't matter whether your loved one needs a hand getting up out of bed on Christmas morning or if they need tucking into bed on New Year's Eve, a senior's needs never stop, so we don't either.
Yes and no. We always match your loved one to the most suitable caregiver, who will then become responsible for your loved one's care for as long as you're happy for them to do so. We believe that by having the same caregiver for each visit, your loved one will start to feel more comfortable in their care, and hopefully over time, will even start to see them as a friend.
There may be odd occasions, however, when a substitute caregiver may have to step in to handle your loved one's care for a short period of time. All of our caregivers are advised to stay off work if they become ill to reduce the risk of them passing on the bug to your loved one. In a scenario such as this, a substitute caregiver that has been briefed in your loved one's preferences will step in.
It's also worth considering the hours of the day that your loved one will require in-home care in Jacksonville. If for example, they need help to get out of bed in the morning and being tucked in at night, it's extremely likely that a minimum of two caregivers will be involved in your loved one's care. This is just to ensure that every caregiver has an appropriate amount of time to rest in between shifts, otherwise, the standards of their care may fall.
The physical requirements of your loved one's home care in Jacksonville is one of the first things we take into consideration. That's because some staff may be unsuited to roles where they have to help a senior get out of a bed or chair.
After that, we look at personality. We'll ask you or your loved one to fill out the same quick questionnaire that all of our new caregivers have to once they join the company. From that, we'll match up any interests, such as a love of jazz music, to try and find the perfect match for your loved one.
We find that by having some interests in common, it helps to build a bit of common ground that makes the process more comfortable for your loved one.
The large majority of staff that we take on at Always Best Care have some prior experience of caregiving, but despite this, we still ask them to take part in a week's worth of induction training before they begin any new role. This is just to help them to understand the high standards of care we expect from all of our caregivers, while the week also gives them the opportunity to brush up on any areas that they may be a little rusty.
Even members of staff that have been with us for a number of years still have to take part in yearly refresher training courses that involve learning about the latest technology and care treatments available in the industry.
This is all done to ensure that Always Best Care supply the safest elderly care in Jacksonville.
To say it's a little confusing choosing a senior care provider in Jacksonville would be somewhat of an understatement. With widely varying prices and differences between the levels of care hard to establish, we wouldn't blame you for feeling a little overwhelmed.
All we can do is remind you of the high standards that our caregivers have to reach on a daily basis. The fact they are bonded, insured, vetted, trained, and monitored should fill you with the confidence that by choosing Always Best Care, you know your loved one is in safe hands.
While many of our competitors that supply senior care in Jacksonville take weeks to set up their services, we offer all of our clients a rapid, seven-day turnaround service at no extra cost should they require it.
During that short time period we'll arrange and sort out all elements of your loved one's care, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
We actively encourage families to play as large a role in their loved one's life as possible, as the social interaction they provide can be better than any form of medicine.
With Always Best Care, you can feel safe in the knowledge that we'll treat you like a member of our team – every piece of information that is passed onto us will be passed onto you.
By working together, we can ensure that your loved one's experience with in-home care in Jacksonville is a positive one.
You've probably spent a fair bit of time reading through all of the content on our website, so why not come and join us for a chat?
We offer free no obligation consultations with every new family that is interested in receiving home care in Jacksonville. We'll run you through every last detail about our care and happily answer any questions you might have. Hopefully, by the end of our consultation, you'll be able to make an informed decision as to whether Always Best Care is the right choice for your loved one.
The odd accident or mishap is just part of life, but one of our main duties as responsible caregivers is to try and reduce the likelihood of your loved one causing any harm to themselves.
Before we begin our elderly care in Jacksonville, a caregiver will carry out a safety assessment on your loved one's home. They'll then produce a written report detailing any changes that we think are necessary, and that point, the ball falls back into your court to implement them.
Your assigned caregiver will also monitor your loved one's mobility at all times. If they're worried at any point, they may advise the use of specialist equipment, such as a walker, to help them to get from A to B.
No, you don't. Home care in Jacksonville should be available for anyone that requires it, and we strongly believe that care providers that use contracts or hourly minimums are more concerned about profits than the well-being of seniors in the local community.
It doesn't matter if your loved one needs an hours' care once a month, we will be there as long as they need us.
We certainly do. Dementia is affecting more and more residents here in Jacksonville, so we developed a specialized team to help seniors and families living with the disease.
They've all been trained in how to respond to typical behaviors caused by the condition to help reduce the stress of your loved one. Not only that, they'll be able to provide you with advice on routines and activities to take part in that will help your loved one to continue to lead a happy life.
Our aim is to become the number one provider of in-home care in Jacksonville and the whole of the United States for those that suffer from dementia by 2020.
Every day, our team of reliable caregivers provides a range of services to seniors in home care in Jacksonville. Some examples include:
If you provide full-time care for your loved one, taking time off can be tricky. With our respite care service, however, you can take as much time off as you want without having to worry about your loved one.
Our caregivers provide the best in-home care in Jacksonville and will be more than happy to look after your loved one while you're away.
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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Always Best Care of Jacksonville is committed to the needs of the Seniors it serves. As a care coordinator, they are mindful to thoroughly understand the needs of the Seniors and the Seniors family. At the same time, they have thoroughly assessed the ALF resources around our community to ensure they possess detailed knowledge that they in turn use to help families. As a care provider, Silver Shores Living is honored to work with this team of professionals to help meet the needs AND DESIRES of every Senior and family we contact.
A truly wonderful day. For several years I have known and relied on "Always Best Care" to help me find assistance for my patients returning home or in need of Assisted Living. Today I became a client. Marlynn BrunoMarlynn came to my home and brought valuable information for us to be able to sign on. She understands the struggles of seniors, and provides assistance for Veterans services as well. I knew when I needed her for my patients that they would receive excellent care... and assistance. Today I learned I made the right choice for those patients and now myself. So for all my old discharge planners, case managers, physicians, nurses and family members keep "Always Best Care" on your list for assistance for your patients and families. If you need her info PM me and I would be delighted to share. Also, want to give a BIG shout out to Gloria as she was my caregiver today. A suburb women who made my day so easy. Thank you for the chicken dinner, it was yummy!!! Tomorrow roast beef.
-Bobbie Warnaar Jimines,
My mother has been a client of Always Best Care of Jacksonville for nearly five years. Their caregivers are prompt and have a genuine concern for their clients. The agency is always answering to special requests. We've used several different agencies for my mom in Florida and NJ over the last eight years and Always Best Care is the best.
For my experience with you guys, you treat us like a family. Thank you ABC.
They are good people! Family owned and operated and they care!
I have always had very good communication and coordination with scheduling care for My Family Member. All of the Care Givers have been professional, understanding, unselfish and accommodating to our particulars needs and desires.
I recommend Always Best Care as a company that gives excellent care and goes the extra mile for their clients. They are a trustworthy family run business that treats their clients like family.
-Teel Boggs Gupton,
Very knowledgeable staff, always helpful and the greatest senior service care company around!
Always Best Care! Always there when you need them. Very instrumental in building strong relationships within our community.
I was a Certified Nursing Assistant and absolutely loved to work at Always Best Care of Jacksonville. The staff always was very supportive. And Marlynn & Mike are the best! I felt like a part of their family!
Very excellent organization. Appreciate all they do for Seniors.
I'm very pleased with the services provided by Always Best Care. They are not only reliable, patient, professional and friendly, but also their focus is customer satisfaction.
They are the best. That's why they are called Always Best Care. They always there to care. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful caring company.
Always Best Care senior services offers a wide variety of services that will meet every need for the senior in your life. We have had a great experience with them and they have a friendly, knowledgeable staff as well!
Always Best Care Senior Services is a top-notch company with friendly and knowledgeable staff and a wide-variety of support services for the geriatric population. The company is always prompt and thorough in helping someone who is looking for quality home healthcare or supportive and companionship services. The owner of ABC Senior Services, Marlynn, also assists individuals with exploring the many assisted living options in Jacksonville, and will set up tours to make sure the person and facility are a perfect fit.
I just wanted to pass along compliments I received last week from two different Haven Hospice providers. They heaped praise on Cindy (your caregiver) on how wonderful she was to work with. They both said Cindy was always busy caring for Mom and more than willing to assist and update on mom�s care and progress. I cant tell you how much this means to me to have an attentive staff and to have feedback from others on her care while our family is away. I feel like this was the one thing that was missing while she was being cared for in Lake Butler. Being a part of my companys customer service team, I know how easy it is to criticize and realize how important it is to pass along the good stuff too. Thank you again for all of your help.
Just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me. You have gone above and beyond in helping me in every way possible. I cannot thank you enough. You and your husband provide a wonderful service helping so many of us who have no idea what to do next. You are compassionate and caring, always looking out for what is best in each situation. The nurse said the [caregiver] you sent who sat with dad was great. She was able to get him to eat most of his lunch and was very attentive to him.
What a joy our caregiver is! She is pleasant, good to have for mama, and so endearing.
My father enjoyed your caregiver, and we are so pleased with her. She is a perfect match!
Special thanks to each of you for making our "Magnetic Resources" vendor fair a great success!!!
-Baptist Home Health Care Staff,
Words cannot express how much your services meant to us. You helped me find a safe place where H. could live and even rode in the ambulance with me to the hospital when I had a heart attack on the same day. You have been such a blessing. I don't know what I would have done without you.
As you all know, my wife passed away peacefully as she wished on June 4. She would haunt me forever if I did not take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for stepping up and helping us carry this load.Your kindness and help have personally affected me in a way which will forever change my life and my relationship with my friends and family.
I just wanted to thank you again for assisting with placing Mom at the Mason House. Hopefully, everything is going to improve each and every day. I am very thankful she is walking around, like she was BEFORE going into [rehab]. She's in a better place now, and it does give me so much peace and comfort. It was so sweet of you to bring the plant for her room. I can tell she likes everything about her room
Words cannot express how deeply thankful we are for your services. Without Always Best Care to assist us during my wifes battle with ALS, I dont know what we would have done. You always hear of angels on earth, but you are actually one of them. Thank you again for all your comforting care during such a difficult time.
On behalf of the family I would like to thank you so much for the integral role you played in getting much needed help to my sister and her husband. I honestly dont know what they would have done without your organizational skills in getting meals to them through your services. Care provided by Always Best Care was such a blessing during this difficult time. Much thanks for all that you did.