Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. The Executive Director/Partner of Always Best Care in DuPage is Dave Pawelek. Dave and his team have your loved ones best interests at heart, and will ensure that exceptional service and care is provided to all family members. We have strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, senior communities and senior resources throughout the area. Our supervising staff has over thirty years in the healthcare industry. Caregivers at Always Best Care in DuPage are thoroughly screened, bonded and insured to provide the safest and highest level of care.
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Are your staff that deliver in-home care in DuPage insured and bonded?
Yes. We take every step possible to protect your loved one while they're in our care. That includes fully bonding and insuring all of our staff as standard.
We also provide Worker's Compensation so if one of our staff suffers from an injury while carrying out senior care in DuPage on behalf of Always Best Care, your loved one will never be liable for any damages.
How are your staff that provide home care in DuPage vetted?
Every applicant that applies for a role with Always Best Care has to successfully pass a random drug test and criminal background check.
Our recruitment team will also assess a candidate's suitability for the role during a series of face-to-face interviews and by getting in contact with at least three references.
These steps are taken to ensure that the person responsible for your loved one's elderly care in DuPage is someone you can trust at all times.
What hours do your staff provide in-home care in DuPage?
Our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The truth is that seniors don't just need home care in DuPage from the hours of nine to five. They may need a hand in the middle of the night going to the washroom, or at the crack of dawn, getting washed or dressed.
Whatever it is your loved one needs, we promise to be there when they need us most.
Will my loved one have the same caregiver to provide them in-home care in DuPage on every visit?
Yes. We believe that seniors need to be able to trust their caregivers, and the only way this can happen is by allowing time for their relationship to grow.
There will, of course, be the odd occasion when a caregiver becomes sick or takes a week off to go on vacation, in which case, we'll arrange for another caregiver to take over their duties.
Two members of our team will care for your loved one if their senior care in DuPage stretches across a time period of ten hours or more. This is to allow each member of staff enough time to rest in between shifts so that they can offer the most attentive care when on duty.
How will my loved one be matched with their caregiver that's responsible for providing their in-home care in DuPage?
We like to get to know the person that we're going to take care of before our in-home care in DuPage begins. By finding out their likes and dislikes, we're able to match them to a caregiver that we feel they will click with right away.
To give you an idea of some of the things we're particularly interested in finding out, we've come up with a quick list, below:
- Favorite type of music/singer/band
- Favorite movies
- Political preferences
- Views on religion
- Much, much more
Once we've found out the answers to these questions, we can take a look at the more practical matching issues such as the distance a caregiver lives from the person they could potentially look after.
While we're proud of our matching process, we'll be the first to admit that it isn't 100% foolproof. If your loved one or yourself aren't completely happy with their caregiver, we'll quickly arrange for someone else to take their place.
How are your caregivers trained to provide senior care in DuPage?
All offers of employment at Always Best Care are subject to the applicant completing a weeklong training course. Here they'll be expected to brush up on some of their existing skills, such as the ability to spot signs of illness, so that they'll be ready for absolutely anything from day one.
Once in the role, every member of our team has to undergo sporadic top-up training. This is designed to keep our staff up to date with the latest equipment and legislation in the industry so that they can provide the best elderly care in DuPage.
Why should I choose your home care in DuPage instead of an independent provider?
While on paper, an independent provider of senior care in DuPage may seem like good value for money, but there are a couple of things to take into consideration.
For starters, all of our staff are fully vetted, insured, bonded, trained, and monitored. This offers countless reassurances that our care is something you and your loved one can rely on, even when you're not around. Many independent providers struggle to offer even one of these assurances.
It's also worth considering that our care is also a 24-hour operation, so we can provide help for your loved one at the times of the day when it's most difficult for you to be there.
How quickly can my loved one expect to begin receiving in-home care in DuPage?
Sometimes, families need to arrange home care in DuPage in a hurry, which is why we have a quick, seven-day turnaround service available.
In that time we'll sort out every aspect of your loved one's care, from matching them to the right caregiver to carrying out a full risk assessment of their home, so that you can spend less time worrying and more time concentrating on the things that matter.
What role do family members play in their loved one's elderly care in DuPage once a caregiver has been hired?
The role of family in a senior's care should never be underestimated. Their company is better than any medicine at lifting a senior's spirits.
Remember, you have full flexibility over our in-home care in DuPage, so you can pick and choose when you need us most.
We'll always maintain open lines of communication so that we can discuss your loved one's health and behavior so that even if you can't be there in person, you'll still feel part of their caring team.
How do I know if Always Best Care is the right choice for in-home care in DuPage?
Choosing a care provider you can rely on is like playing a game of minesweeper, so we always invite every family that is considering home care in DuPage for their loved one to come in and see us for a chat.
You'll be under no obligations and we'll run through every last detail of our care so that you leave our discussion feeling informed on what we can offer and on the industry as a whole.
What steps are taken to ensure that my loved one's in-home care in DuPage is safe?
It may sound corny, but we really do take a 'safety first' approach to all aspects of our in-home care in DuPage.
All of our staff are trained in how to spot obvious signs of physical or mental illness, and they also learn how to carry out a thorough safety assessment of a person's home before they begin working for the company. For the latter, they'll be looking out for things such as:
- Poor lighting
- Trip hazards such as rugs
- Complicated furniture layouts
- Whether or not there are grab bars or banisters for a senior to grab onto
- Whether or not there is access to a phone in every room
- Potentially slippery flooring
- The height of a senior's bed
- Much, much more
Every day, your loved one's caregiver will keep an eagle eye over them, helping them with their mobility and making sure they take their medicine at the appropriate time of day.
Do I need to sign a contract or agree to an hourly minimum for my loved one to be applicable for your home care in DuPage?
No. Our in-home care in DuPage is setup so that we can always help those that need it. That means you don't have to agree to any long-term contracts or a minimum number of hours of care per week or month.
Do you provide in-home care in DuPage for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia?
Yes. Dementia is a difficult disease to handle on your own, so let Always Best Care's specialist dementia caregiving team take some of the responsibility from off of your shoulders.
They're trained in how to best react to certain behavioral traits of the condition so that they can help to calm and reassure your loved one in any periods of stress.
We'd also recommend choosing a provider of home care in DuPage above a nursing or residential home if possible, as changing the living environment of someone living with dementia can lead to unnecessary confusion.
If I choose your in-home care in DuPage, what type of services can my loved one expect on a day-to-day basis?
A caregivers duties often vary depending on the senior they're responsible for looking after. To try and give you some idea as to how we could help your loved one in their day-to-day life, we've created a simple list of some common caregiving duties, below:
- Pet care
- Medication assistance
- Bathroom assistance
- Dressing assistance
- Much, much more
If your loved one needs in-home care in DuPage but you can't see anything on the list that applies to them, don't panic! We off a fully flexible service and pride ourselves on bending over backwards to help seniors in the local community.
Do you provide respite in-home care in DuPage?
Yes. In situations where a family that provides full-time care for their loved one wishes to take a break or vacation, we can offer a respite care package.
This simply involves providing home care in DuPage as we usually do but just on a short time basis.