Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. The owner of Always Best Care of the Heartland is Gweneth Burbank. "I was the first to bring Always Best Care to Wichita because it provided more than one service for seniors and their families dealing with the challenges associated with senior care today." Gweneth's mission is to provide the BEST CARE to our senior community. That means only accepting the most trusted, skilled and compassionate caregivers as part of our staff. All our caregivers are employees of Always Best Care and are fully trained, bonded and insured. We provide both compassionate non-medical in-home care and free personalized senior community referrals. Our goal is to provide families with peace of mind, knowing their loved one is in the best setting possible. We are here to help...always.
Employees are our own - no contractors
Caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained and insured
Free assessments and community referral services
No hourly minimums or contracts
Philips Lifeline service available
"Always in Touch" daily contact available
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Senior Care in Wichita
Are your caregivers insured and bonded?
Yes. When it comes to choosing home care in Wichita, it's critical that you find a caregiver you can trust completely with your loved one. Providing the best care possible means making sure our senior caregivers are bonded, insured and covered by Worker's Compensation. Every senior care provider on our team is an integral employee of Always Best Care, which means that you can always trust them to do what's right and in the best interest of your loved one.
How are Always Best Care's caregivers vetted?
We strive to provide the best home care in Wichita and throughout Sedgwick County communities like Goddard, Maize, Derby and Andover. That's why we work so hard to ensure that every caregiver on our team is not only a trained professional, but has the integrity and character necessary to represent our high standards when they care for your loved one. Every senior caregiver must go through a rigorous and thorough vetting process before hiring. This entails a criminal background check, drug screening and a comprehensive evaluation of references and past work history.
What hours are caregivers available?
Seniors who require in home care in Wichita region need to know that help is available at all times throughout the day. Every senior has unique needs, the care for which should not be constrained to limited hours. Always Best Care's caregivers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our scheduling experts work directly with families to ensure that seniors never need to worry about receiving care when they need it.
Will my loved one have the same caregiver every visit?
Yes, in many circumstances. However, illness, scheduled time off and other factors may necessitate temporary substitution. Additionally, if your loved one requires care at different times of day or for many hours at a time, it will be necessary to schedule multiple caregivers.
One of the most crucial aspects to providing quality senior care in Wichita and elsewhere in Sedgwick County is consistency. Seniors become accustomed to trusted, loving family members who provide compassionate care, and they learn to count on having things done a certain way. We strive to ensure that our caregivers earn that level of trust. This is done through a comprehensive matching process, which allows caregivers to build strong relationships with the seniors to whom they provide care.
How will my loved one be matched with a caregiver?
The proper fit is a significant aspect of the in home caregiving process, which is why we work hard to make ideal matches between seniors and their caregivers. At Always Best Care of the Heartland, we know our diverse team of caregivers well, and understand what makes them unique as individuals. This allows us to take into account your senior loved one's preferences, likes and dislikes in a way that matches them perfectly with the right provider. And if we don't get it exactly right the first time, we'll reevaluate to ensure that your special senior receives the proper care from the perfect individual.
How are caregivers trained?
Every senior caregiver on our team receives extensive training upon hiring in addition to ongoing training to ensure that they are kept up to date with the latest standards and techniques in our industry. Our in home caregivers are trained on communication, activities planning, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, safety and a number of other issues that are pertinent to providing the finest senior care in the Wichita area.
Why should I use an Always Best Care caregiver instead of an independent provider?
Home care providers can be found in a number of places, with many offering services and prices that seem too good to be true (and probably are too good to be true).
Sure, you can find independent caregivers that would seem to save you time and money by cutting out the "middle man," but you can never be sure that they can be trusted with your loved one - they simply can't be held to the high standards of excellence that are required of the caregivers on the Always Best Care team. Our compassionate senior caregivers are fully vetted, insured, bonded and kept up to date with the latest training, so you know you can trust them to provide the finest senior care in Wichita and elsewhere in Sedgwick County.
How quickly can my loved one expect to begin receiving in home care?
If you are concerned about the time it takes to get the ball rolling on receiving senior care for your loved one, you may be surprised by how quickly Always Best Care can match you with a compassionate caregiver. The process of matching a caregiver with your senior loved one is a thorough and comprehensive one, but thanks to our experience, expertise and ability to attract the best caregivers in Sedgwick County, your loved one can expect to receive home care services within a week of making your first call to us.
What role do family members play once a caregiver has been hired?
One of the more challenging aspects of hiring an in home senior care provider is the shifting role of family. However, you can rest assured knowing that part of our process is making sure that family members always feel like they are crucial members of the caregiving team. Our goal at Always Best Care is to provide home care in a harmonious, integrative and inclusive fashion.
How do I know if Always Best Care is the right choice for in home care?
When selecting the right in home care provider in Wichita, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices that are available for your loved one. We can't speak to the effectiveness, safety and reliability of other senior care providers in Sedgwick County, but we proudly stand behind our record of offering compassionate care that seniors in our area - and their family members - can count on. If you're skeptical about the tremendous quality of service we offer, we urge you to schedule a free consultation with us.
What steps are taken to ensure the safety of my senior loved one?
Safety is an essential cornerstone of providing the best in home senior care in Sedgwick County. Our caregivers are trained on the most up-to-date safety procedures, and they receive ongoing instruction to ensure that they always know how to keep your loved one as safe as possible in the home, while running errands or performing household chores. They can also take steps to make sure that your loved one's home is free from the hazards that can lead to falls, accidents and other mishaps.
Do I need to sign a contract or agree to an hourly minimum?
No! It's important to us here at Always Best Care that families have access to the finest senior care available in the Heartland, so we do not require you to agree to receive a certain number of hours or a minimum tier of services. We mold our services to the needs of your loved one. Nothing more; nothing less.
Do you provide care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia?
Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of seniors across the country and right here in Sedgwick County. We recognize the unique and specific needs of those who suffer from these diseases, and our caregivers are well trained to assist families when it comes to ensuring the greatest comfort, care and ease of living. Alzheimer's Disease and dementia present challenges that can seem impossible to overcome, but our in home caregivers are able to provide the specialized care that loved ones like yours require.
What types of services do in-home caregivers provide on a day-to-day basis?
In home care in Wichita means different things for different seniors. That's why our caregivers are trained in a number of wide-ranging care areas. Some of the services that they can provide include:
- Dressing and bathing
- Using the toilet
- Medication reminders
- Mobility assistance
- Aid with morning wake up and evening tuck in
- Supervision of basic home maintenance
- Answering the door and phone
- Caring for houseplants
- Pet-care assistance
- Dusting, sweeping and vacuuming
- Many more
What is respite care?
If you are a family member providing home care to a senior loved one on a consistent basis, you may be wondering what you can do during those periods of time when you are unable to be present. For example, if you are ill, on vacation or otherwise unable to provide in home care, you may feel like you have no one to turn to.
Respite care allows you to hire one of our well-trained and highly experienced caregivers temporarily so you can step away from your loved one for short-term intervals.
If you've ever wondered how you can maintain consistent care of your loved one while you are unable to do so yourself, respite care service from Always Best Care is the answer!
ASSISTED LIVING FAQs
Do you provide assisted living placement services?
Yes! We understand that families of seniors here in Wichita need options for their loved ones, so in addition to providing the finest in home care available, we also provide placement - free of charge - into a number of suitable assisted living facilities.
Generally speaking, these types of facilities bridge the gap between completely independent living at home and life in a nursing home. We are proud to be able to use our expertise and connections to give families much-needed options so their seniors loved ones live the best lives possible.
What is the cost for assisted living placement?
There is no charge to seniors or their families when they receive assisted living placement services from Always Best Care of the Heartland. We are compensated by the facilities themselves, which eases the financial burden on families considerably.
Do you offer guidance or help with choosing the right assisted living facility?
When it comes to assisted living placement in Wichita, it's easy to understand if you feel overwhelmed by the choices available to you and your loved one. That's why we only provide placement with trusted facilities that we are proud to recommend. We also take into account the specific requirements of your loved one so we can guide you to the perfect assisted living situation.
What types of assisted living facilities will you recommend?
Assisted living environments differ, and there are numerous types of facilities available. Some facilities offer private or semi private accommodations that are similar to apartments or single-room studios. Other facilities consist of homes that have been converted to suit the specific needs of seniors. Additionally, there are assisted living facilities in Wichita and the surrounding areas that exist within large, multi-floor apartment complexes.
What factors do you consider when recommending assisted living facilities?
The needs of your senior loved one are paramount in the process of selecting the proper assisted living facility in Sedgwick County. That's why we make sure we understand the precise requirements of your loved one before making recommendations. For example, your senior loved one may have a need for more social activities or may require a facility that's located close to family members. We also account for the ability to pay, ensuring that the recommended facility fits within the budget.
Can you recommend assisted living facilities that will cater to those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia?
Yes. Most assisted living facilities in Wichita and greater Sedgwick County have experience with Alzheimer's patients and can provide the proper level of care. We work hard to ensure that the proper fit is found for your loved one.
How are your recommended facilities licensed and/or monitored?
All assisted living facilities that we recommend have sterling reputations in their communities and are licensed by the State of Kansas. Moreover, they are subject to frequent visits by surveyors who ensure that all laws and safety regulations are followed precisely.
Do you help seniors from all income groups locate assisted living facilities?
Yes. We recognize that seniors in Wichita come from all backgrounds and levels of income. Therefore, we make sure that we maintain close ties with facilities suitable for all income levels.
What if family members don't agree on the right assisted living facility?
Selecting the right assisted living facility is a process that involves numerous members of the family, all of whom want what's best for their senior loved one. However, we recognize that family members don't always see eye to eye when it comes to making the final selection.
We won't stand in the way of healthy, constructive debates among family members and loved ones. Instead, we provide the facts and data that are most important to making an informed decision. Our role as a third party is largely to help family members find common ground so they can make a decision everyone feels good about. As always, the needs of the senior individual are paramount.
When is the right time to start looking for an assisted living facility?
If you're reading this information on assisted living placement, it's likely that the time is here - or is near - for your loved one to move to a facility. If now is not quite the right time, it's helpful to research your options. But if your loved one is experiencing difficulties with daily activities that are negatively influencing their quality of life, it's time to have the discussion with them about receiving the type of care that is available from an assisted living facility in Wichita.