In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we at Always Best Care want you to know we are fully committed to the health and well-being of our clients, our caregivers, our employees and their families. The safety of our clients, caregivers and employees is our highest priority. For more information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Click Here
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*
"Always in Touch" daily contact available
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An in-home care provider that is insured protects you and your loved one against theft. This is a very important question to ask any outside contractor or in-home care provider before they are hired. For your added peace of mind, Always Best Care provides our employees with Worker's Compensation as well. That means if they suffer from an accident while working in your loved one's home, you're protected against any claims or damages. While these protections benefit you and your loved one, they also directly benefit our staff, meaning we are able to attract some of the finest caregivers that provide elderly care in Jacksonville to Always Best Care.
We try to make your life as easy as possible, so our caregivers are typically available 24-hours a day and 365 days of the year. We understand that each senior in-home care agency in Jacksonville has different requirements, yet with Always Best Care, it doesn't matter whether your loved one needs help getting dressed first thing in the morning or whether they need someone to tuck them at night, our caregivers are available to help them around the clock.
To be able to provide the finest senior care in Jacksonville, we think it's vital that a caregiver and our seniors have an opportunity to build a strong relationship with each other. Trust is such an important aspect of caregiving that without it, all parties may suffer. However, our caregivers are allowed requested vacations each year and there may be times when they become ill. If they do take a break or are suffering from a bug, a substitute caregiver will become responsible for your loved one's care. In these situations, we try to inform the substitute caregiver on all of your loved one's likes and dislikes, so disruptions are kept to a bare minimum. If your loved one requires care during the morning, afternoon, and evening, an additional caregiver will be scheduled as part of your loved one's daily care routine. We do this to ensure that every member of staff has enough time to recharge their batteries between working hours.
Before our caregivers are allowed to begin working for Always Best Case, they must go through introductory training. Our caregivers are trained according to the state of FL specifications as well as received further specialized training. This is just to ensure that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect from our caregivers. During this training, they will brush up on their symptom spotting, safety awareness, and communication skills, so that your loved one is assured of the highest level of home care in Jacksonville from day one. Every year, our staff also has to undergo further training to make sure that they are up-to-date with the latest caregiving techniques and technology.
Thanks to our resources and expertise, we are able to offer a very timely turnaround service from the first moment you get in contact with us. We'll arrange your loved one's care plan, nutritional diet, schedule, and match them to the most appropriate caregiver. This quick turnaround time is just one of the numerous reasons why we're renowned for offering the most flexible home care in Jacksonville.
If you're looking for advice on the best elderly care in Jacksonville, you'll undoubtedly start your search online. Sometimes, however, it's best to talk to an actual person to get the answers to the questions you're looking for, which is why we offer a consultation service to any family considering choosing Always Best Care for their loved one. We'll run you through everything you need to know, from the level of detail we put into our care plans to our transparent pricing plans, so that you can make an informed decision on your loved one's future.
One of the most important aspects of home care in Jacksonville should be safety. Our staff is trained to be able to assess a senior's home so that they can spot any potential hazards that could lead to an accident. We will carry out a safety assessment on your loved one's property before we begin our caregiving service. The assessment will advise on the small ways in which we can make your loved one's home safer, such as by introducing grab rails in hallways and showers. During your time with Always Best Care, your loved one's caregiver will continually monitor your loved one's mobility and will advise on any specific equipment or technology that they feel would make their life easier.
We certainly do. Dementia can have a devastating effect on the lives of our clients and their families. For our in-home care clients in Jacksonville, we've introduced a specifically trained group of caregivers to keep any disruptions to a minimum. They're trained on how to respond to certain behavioral aspects of this condition in an attempt to give the person with dementia the highest level of comfort possible. What's more, they'll also provide support to the families as we know how upsetting it can be to see your loved one acting out of character.
Our team of caregivers can provide a number of different services to help make the life of your loved one a little easier. This includes but is not limited to:
If you're still not convinced that Always Best Care can provide the senior care in Jacksonville that your loved one needs, get in touch with us today to find out about some of the other services our team of incredibly talented caregivers can provide.
Yes. Respite care is a service we offer to families that are responsible for the care of their loved ones. There may be an occasion, for example, where you can't provide the necessary in-home care for your loved one for a short period of time because of other responsibilities. In these circumstances, one of our fully vetted and trained caregivers can step into the void to make sure that your loved one is well looked after. It doesn't matter if you've got a long vacation planned or if you just have some small workplace duties to attend to, our expertise and resources can arrange a suitable replacement for their care in just a few days. It's just one of the reasons why we're the right choice for home care in Jacksonville.
*Every office is individually owned and operated. Some services and policies may differ from one Always Best Care office to another. Please call to find out additional information.
*Because Always Best Care is compensated by our contracted assisted living communities, we are happy to provide our senior housing and assisted living referral services at no charge to you.
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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I thank my lucky stars the day the social worker at St. Catherine's rehab referred me to Jennifer. She has been a God send to me and my mom. Please don't let that woman get...View Full Testimonial-Edwin I., Jacksonville FL
I thank my lucky stars the day the social worker at St. Catherine's rehab referred me to Jennifer. She has been a God send to me and my mom. Please don't let that woman get away from you and your organization. Even though she has been on vacation somewhere out in the wild west, she has stayed in contact with me making sure that my transition to home health care with Always Best Care has gone smoothly and that I've gotten all the information that I need to help my mom. Jennifer's care and concern has helped us through what has been a very difficult but joyous time. My mom and I have rediscovered each other while facing the challenges of dealing with all the health care and financial needs that she faces. All through this Jennifer has been a strong guiding force. She knows things that other social workers from other agencies that have visited us have no clue about. Regards,
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We want to say a special thanks to you for all the help you provided as we made decisions about Bill's Mother's care. The information you shared was invaluable as we waded through the...View Full Testimonial-The McClures, Jacksonville, FL
We want to say a special thanks to you for all the help you provided as we made decisions about Bill's Mother's care. The information you shared was invaluable as we waded through the options for her needed care. We can not say enough good things about the quality of care givers you provided to us. Without exception, every one was caring, kind, respectful, positive, pleasant, knowledgeable and skilled. Each person was personable and we grew to have complete confidence in each one. Please thank each for us, and if you ever need a letter of recommendation for any of the ladies who worked for Ms. D, please let us know, and we will be more than happy to provide that. The care and the situation you were able to provide was perfect for Ms. D's needs . . . We want you to know that we will recommend you and Always Best Care to anyone who needs long-term or short-term service, guidance and support. We could not have gotten through this transition without your help and we appreciate everything you provided. "You have been a true Blessing to our family and we appreciate you and the agency. Thanks for being there when we needed help and for providing the highest quality service! Wishing you the very best in every way." ~ The McClures, Jacksonville, FL
-The McClures, Jacksonville, FL
The two gals you sent to take care of Grannie were fabulous! Valencia was absolutely wonderful, and Jackie was a dream! She and Grannie talked until 11:30 pm, and I was able to...View Full Testimonial-D. Jones, Jacksonville Beach
The two gals you sent to take care of Grannie were fabulous! Valencia was absolutely wonderful, and Jackie was a dream! She and Grannie talked until 11:30 pm, and I was able to have 24 hours of uninterrupted rest. These two deserve my highest praise as Grannie so enjoyed them. Your services are a blessing! ~ D. Jones, Jacksonville Beach
-D. Jones, Jacksonville Beach
Just a word of praise for Sherrie -- She did an exceptional job with Jon on Thursday taking us to his doctor appointment. She is truly an extraordinary caregiver -- she...View Full Testimonial-Mary L., Jacksonville FL
Just a word of praise for Sherrie -- She did an exceptional job with Jon on Thursday taking us to his doctor appointment. She is truly an extraordinary caregiver -- she knows exactly what to do and does it well. In spite of the difficulties the rain caused, she was so calm and professional and never got ruffled. You are so fortunate to have her working for you. ~ Mary L., Jacksonville FL
-Mary L., Jacksonville FL
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Cindy and how very good she was -- very professional, competent and assisted me so well. Just like Sheri, she anticipated what I needed...View Full Testimonial-Mary, Jacksonville FL
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Cindy and how very good she was -- very professional, competent and assisted me so well. Just like Sheri, she anticipated what I needed and would not let me overdo, insisting that I sit on my walker while she finished shopping for the last 4 items on my list. She did an outstanding job and worked so hard bringing the groceries into the building and then up to our apartment. It was a big shopping trip!!! I hope I didn't exhaust her. I will definitely ask for her again to help, especially with grocery shopping. She is a very thrifty shopper and I appreciated her suggestions! Thanks again for providing the perfect service for me. You do an incredible job screening and selecting caregivers. I do appreciate having such professional, reliable, personable and fun young ladies to help me. I don't know what I would do without all of you. Thank you for being there. ~ Mary
-Mary, Jacksonville FL
Thank you so much for all your help with finding an assisted living facility for my father. Now the hard part is leaving him there. I know he is not going to understand what...View Full Testimonial-Silvesteri H., Jacksonville FL
Thank you so much for all your help with finding an assisted living facility for my father. Now the hard part is leaving him there. I know he is not going to understand what is going on. You are truly our guardian angel. When we had given up all hope, we were put in touch with Always Best Care. We could have never found an affordable place that could meet my father’s health needs without you. Well, once again thank you both for helping us, you guys are the best." ~ Silvesteri H., Jacksonville FL
-Silvesteri H., Jacksonville FL
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 don’t know...View Full Testimonial-Lynn L., Fleming Island FL
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 don’t 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. ~ Lynn L., Fleming Island FL
-Lynn L., Fleming Island FL
Words cannot express how deeply thankful we are for your services. Without Always Best Care to assist us during my wife’s battle with ALS, I don’t know what we would have done. You...View Full Testimonial-John J., Fleming Island
Words cannot express how deeply thankful we are for your services. Without Always Best Care to assist us during my wife’s battle with ALS, I don’t 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. ~ John J., Fleming Island
-John J., Fleming Island
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...View Full Testimonial-Carol D., Tallahassee FL
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]. Shes 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" ~ Carol D., Tallahassee FL
-Carol D., Tallahassee FL
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...View Full Testimonial-John J., Fleming Island FL
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. ~ John J., Fleming Island FL
-John J., Fleming Island FL
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...View Full Testimonial-Kitty F., Orange Park, FL
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. ~ Kitty F. Orange Park, FL
-Kitty F., Orange Park, FL
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Special thanks to each of you for making our "Magnetic Resources" vendor fair a great success!!! ~ Baptist Home Health Care Staff, Jacksonville FL
-Baptist Home Health Care Staff, Jacksonville FL
My father enjoyed your caregiver, and we are so pleased with her. She is a perfect match! ~ Ronnie G., Orange Park FL...View Full Testimonial-Ronnie G., Orange Park FL
My father enjoyed your caregiver, and we are so pleased with her. She is a perfect match! ~ Ronnie G., Orange Park FL
-Ronnie G., Orange Park FL
What a joy our caregiver is! She is pleasant, good to have for mama, and so endearing. ~ Michelle C., Jacksonville FL...View Full Testimonial-Michelle C., Jacksonville FL
What a joy our caregiver is! She is pleasant, good to have for mama, and so endearing. ~ Michelle C., Jacksonville FL
-Michelle C., Jacksonville FL
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...View Full Testimonial-Joanne C., Jacksonville FL
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. ~ Joanne C., Jacksonville FL
-Joanne C., Jacksonville FL
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. ...View Full Testimonial-Michelle F., Jacksonville FL
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 can’t 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 company’s 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. ~Michelle F., Jacksonville FL
-Michelle F., Jacksonville FL