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Always Best Care Senior Services combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and exceptional personal service. Serving the North Shore since 2011, Always Best Care's North Shore office is owned by Charmaine and Casey Conaghan, life-long residents of the area. Caregivers at Always Best Care North Shore are experienced, screened, trained, bonded and insured, providing the safest and highest level of personal care. We have strong relationships with senior care communities, social workers, hospitals and senior resources throughout the northern suburbs, providing both compassionate in-home care as well as free assisted living referral services*. Contact us today for a free care consultation.
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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 Glenview 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 Glenview 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 Glenview, 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 IL 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 Glenview 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 Glenview.
If you're looking for advice on the best elderly care in Glenview, 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 Glenview 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 Glenview, 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 Glenview 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 Glenview.
*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.
Always Best Care Senior Services provides senior care in the communities of Chicago's North Shore including Evanston, Winnetka, Wilmette, Lincolnshire, Skokie, Glenview, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Northbrook, and the surrounding towns.
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.
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We were referred to Always Best Care by Care Options, a part of North Shore Senior Center. Having already been vetted by Care Options was a great introduction because of their high standards. ...View Full Testimonial-Bonnie P.,
We were referred to Always Best Care by Care Options, a part of North Shore Senior Center. Having already been vetted by Care Options was a great introduction because of their high standards. Then we met Charmaine…and she exceeded all expectations. We knew immediately that we had found a warm and caring partner in finding a companion for my husband while I enjoyed an evening out with girlfriends. Knowing he was well cared for — someone to make sure he had a nice dinner and knew how to work the remote control for the TV — allowed me to go out with an easy mind. She even made sure I came home to a neat and tidy house! Charmaine listened to our needs and preferences and the first person she introduced us to was a great match. Not only this, when she knew we were ready to head to our winter home, she went the extra mile to introduce us to her colleague in Arizona. Charmaine and Always Best Care has made a big difference in our lives. ~ Bonnie P.
Dear Charmaine, Always Best Care has made life for my aging parents and our family a manageable feat. The caregivers you've provided have really cared for my folks and made the day to day challenged living...View Full Testimonial-Peggy B.,
Dear Charmaine, Always Best Care has made life for my aging parents and our family a manageable feat. The caregivers you've provided have really cared for my folks and made the day to day challenged living situations less stressful. Donna manages the care plan with careful attention to detail and continuity. When our scheduled caregiver is unable to make it, Donna makes sure the replacement is fully informed of my parent’s situation and care needs. We have seen otherwise with other agencies and it is a nightmare. My sisters and I ended up managing the caregivers in these cases and wondering why we were paying for the service. We could not believe this was the model for senior care services and was the best we could do, and it wasn’t. We have found Always Best Care is the best we can do. We could not ask for more attentive service and continuity. We consider ourselves VERY fortunate to have found such a wonderful resource in Always Best Care. You have been flexible with the changing schedules of care my parents have needed. We have gone back and forth between 24 hour and hourly care as my parents have experienced setbacks, illnesses, and been in and out of the hospital. You have been a seamless “one size fits all” agency for us since we started with you, and we can’t be more appreciative. Very Best Regards ~ Peggy B.
My mother’s health and living situation changed suddenly. I was thrown into trying to quickly find her housing either in Ohio where she was living or near me in Glenview. My mom’s health...View Full Testimonial-Keryl K.,
My mother’s health and living situation changed suddenly. I was thrown into trying to quickly find her housing either in Ohio where she was living or near me in Glenview. My mom’s health was failing, her finances were a mess, and she had been keeping from us for some time that she was really not able to live on her own anymore. After searching online and finding a service that simply sent my number to a bunch of retirement homes, I was confused about services offered and overwhelmed with the seemingly endless but less than ideal options. I called Charmaine in tears. She listened…genuinely listened. She was calm, knowledgeable and confident that she could help me find a solution. And she did. She connected me with people in Ohio who helped me look there. She went over local options, trade-offs, possibilities and joined me and my mom for tours. We found a place for my mom where she is happy, and where we are happy as well. I can’t rave enough about the care and attention we received. I can’t fully express how difficult this time was for me, and how what seemed a terrible burden became a sense of pride in being able to help my mom find a new home. ~Thank you, Keryl K.
I met Charmaine thru a high school friend who happened to have met her in a business connection meeting. I was searching for some partial caregivers to assist my parents in their struggles with...View Full Testimonial-Kathy H.,
I met Charmaine thru a high school friend who happened to have met her in a business connection meeting. I was searching for some partial caregivers to assist my parents in their struggles with aging. We immediately connected, and knowing exactly what I was searching for, she began the process of meeting with my parents to develop the relationship and rapport of finding the perfect match. The company took on the accountability of finding each staff member that met their needs, wants and personalities. It was extremely comforting knowing that if there was any changes, they immediately fulfilled our spontaneous needs. The company stayed in constant communications with our family regarding updates, day to day activities and care. In the moments of crisis, when one of our parents needed admission, there was always coverage and communication (that WE were also provided). My family had great peace of mind with the staff, caregivers and owners of ABC. We finally had to transition into Assistive Living Residency in which our parents no longer had the need for caregivers. Our experience with Charmaine and her staff was positive and genuine. She shows her passion for caring for others in the work she does day to day. ~ Kathy H.
Always Best Care Senior Services provided the absolute perfect immediate solution to our problem. With empathy and experience in dealing with my wife's needs while in a rehabilitation facility, their professionals solved all our...View Full Testimonial-Bill K.,
Always Best Care Senior Services provided the absolute perfect immediate solution to our problem. With empathy and experience in dealing with my wife's needs while in a rehabilitation facility, their professionals solved all our problems. The competence of their employees far surpassed the mediocre staff at the rehab facility. Scheduling their hand-picked staff for our situation was routine and those sent provided care above our expectations. Helpful, courteous, competent, friendly with a hands on approach describe the services provided. Without exception I highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services. ~Bill K.
I want to thank Charmaine and Casey Conaghan with Always Best Care Senior Services for the wonderful care provided to our family during my husband’s illness for 18 months until he passed away. They...View Full Testimonial-Joan O.,
I want to thank Charmaine and Casey Conaghan with Always Best Care Senior Services for the wonderful care provided to our family during my husband’s illness for 18 months until he passed away. They always had very caring and kind, gentle employees who ministered to his needs with such kindness and patience. They became friends to the whole family. It was the best thing we ever did for Jim having them with us through his long and difficult struggle. We shall always be grateful to them and would recommend their agency in a heartbeat. Sincerely, ~ Joan O.
When I called Charmaine to request some in-home help in caring for my husband, I was desperate. He needed round the clock supervision and I was still working. Charmaine came to my home,...View Full Testimonial-Jade D.,
When I called Charmaine to request some in-home help in caring for my husband, I was desperate. He needed round the clock supervision and I was still working. Charmaine came to my home, quite far from her home base, to assess the situation, ask me many questions and meet my husband. She was a calming presence and I felt immediately sure that this would work out well. Three different Certified Nursing Assistants rotated in and out of my apartment for seven months, from October through April, caring for my husband while I was at work and overnight 4 nights a week. Each CNA brought her own special gift: one energy and encouragement, one humor and helpful suggestions, another youthful exuberance and a knack at kidding my husband into laughter! Charmaine chose excellent caregivers for our situation and when there were issues with scheduling or other wrinkles in the set up, she addressed them immediately. I never was left without a caregiver when I needed one. One of the CNA's was SO excellent and calm that I had her work a whole weekend while I went out of town to visit my granddaughters in Colorado. When I got home from the airport, I walked into the house, and the CNA had a lovely dinner on the table for us with a bouquet of fresh flowers too. That was a beautiful homecoming for me. My husband eventually needed more complicated care and he moved into a nursing home in April of that year. I would recommend Charmaine and "Always Best Care" to any family caregiver who needs a hand with caring for a loved one. My experience was excellent. ~ Jade D.