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
At Always Best Care Senior Services, we specialize in providing personalized, in-home care for seniors who wish to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their own home and maximize their quality of life. All of our Caregivers are our employees, have passed a rigorous screening process and are bonded, insured, and background checked to provide the safest and highest level of in-home care for your loved ones. For those that are interested in senior housing options, we can help you there as well with our complimentary assisted living placement service*. The goal of the Always Best Care team and its owner, Jim Smeaton, is to help families understand all of their available care options and to be in a position to support them once the family decides on their best course of action. We have strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, senior communities and senior resources throughout the area. Let Always Best Care provide your loved ones with the exceptional care they deserve so that your family can live their lives knowing your loved ones are being cared for. Call us today for a free care consultation. 828-676-2939
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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 Fletcher 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 Fletcher 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 Fletcher, 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 NC 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 Fletcher 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 Fletcher.
If you're looking for advice on the best elderly care in Fletcher, 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 Fletcher 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 Fletcher, 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 Fletcher 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 Fletcher.
*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.
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
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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Dear Jim: I would like to take a few minutes to let you and your staff know just how much each of you have meant to me and my family. Let me start by telling...View Full Testimonial-Irma Grimm, State College, PA
Dear Jim: I would like to take a few minutes to let you and your staff know just how much each of you have meant to me and my family. Let me start by telling you how we became acquainted with your company. My husband and I were leaving for a long-planned trip to Ireland in August, 2014; and a few days before departure, my step-dad had a stroke. Since his son came down to Arden to be with his dad, we decided to continue with our trip. Unfortunately, my step-dad's son could not remain with our parents. So, my son from Florida came up to Arden to take care of my mother and step-dad until we returned from our trip. Shortly after my return, I went down to Arden to see how they were doing. It was then that I realized they could not be alone on a regular basis and began searching and researching organizations that provide in-home care. I talked with Dr. Early, my mother and step-dad's family physician; and he recommended that I talk with your company. After talking with you and obtaining recommendations from friends in the area, I felt that I had found the solution. I began working with one of your Case Managers, and we soon had a plan in place that worked perfectly for my mother and step-dad. Finding the right care-giver took a little more time; but when my parents were introduced to Danielle, they had their care-giver. Danielle became like a family member, and I no longer had to worry about medical appointments, medications, grocery shopping, and all the other areas of everyday family living that they could no longer handle. Danielle was there, and she stepped in and fulfilled every need that surfaced. When my step-dad passed away, Danielle stayed with my mother until I could get there. She made sure mother had everything she needed and was cared for until I could arrive. Danielle has always gone above and beyond the call-of-duty. In closing, Jim, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you and your entire staff for stepping in and solving a very difficult and stressful situation for my family, as well as me. I want you to know, too, that I would highly recommend Always Best Care to anyone in need of in-home services like those that you provide. As the name of your company suggests, care can't get any better!! Sincerely, ~Irma Grimm, State College, PA
-Irma Grimm, State College, PA
Thank you for your excellent service. Your caregivers were wonderful. ~Alice Gilessen, Hendersonville, NC...View Full Testimonial-Alice Gilessen, Hendersonville, NC
Thank you for your excellent service. Your caregivers were wonderful. ~Alice Gilessen, Hendersonville, NC
-Alice Gilessen, Hendersonville, NC
I just wanted to send a quick note to Thank you for the care ABC is providing my father. Your team truly provides the Best Care and I am extremely satisfied with ABC. As you...View Full Testimonial-Cheryl Banasik, Asheville, NC
I just wanted to send a quick note to Thank you for the care ABC is providing my father. Your team truly provides the Best Care and I am extremely satisfied with ABC. As you know, my father is often not easy to deal with but your team of caregiver's are very professional, patient and caring and has been wonderful with him. I have noticed a very positive change in my father's spirit which has been wonderful to see. Thank you so much for the wonderful work you and your team do. ~ Cheryl Banasik, Asheville, NC
-Cheryl Banasik, Asheville, NC
Dear Jim: We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the in-home care that Always Best Care is providing our parents. You have guided us through this very difficult time and have helped us...View Full Testimonial-Linda Carlson, Charlotte, NC
Dear Jim: We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the in-home care that Always Best Care is providing our parents. You have guided us through this very difficult time and have helped us deal with my mother's illness and her inability to care for my dad. Your caregivers are very capable and caring, and your staff is competent and thorough. We believe this makes your company invaluable to families with loved ones in need of assistance. We would recommend Always Best Care to anybody in search of quality care for their loved one. Thank you for all you and your staff do. Sincerely, ~ Linda Carlson, Charlotte, NC
-Linda Carlson, Charlotte, NC
Dear Mr. Smeaton, Thank you so much for the care Always Best Care is providing for my mom. The break you provide me and my family from the daily caregiving tasks we have been doing has...View Full Testimonial-Susan Murphy, Flat Rock, NC
Dear Mr. Smeaton, Thank you so much for the care Always Best Care is providing for my mom. The break you provide me and my family from the daily caregiving tasks we have been doing has been wonderful and has allowed us to spend more QUALITY time with her. It has also been a nice change for mom in that Donna and Linda are new and different people for her. They are both wonderful, caring and compassionate people and we couldn't be more pleased. ~ Kind Regards, Susan Murphy, Flat Rock, NC
-Susan Murphy, Flat Rock, NC
To Whom It May Concern: A pretty confusing experience is to be faced with the necessity of finding home-based round-the-clock care for a loved one newly released from the hospital. We were connected to Always Best...View Full Testimonial-Paula Bakule, Hendersonville, NC
To Whom It May Concern: A pretty confusing experience is to be faced with the necessity of finding home-based round-the-clock care for a loved one newly released from the hospital. We were connected to Always Best Care through the Smokey Mountain Rehabilitation Center a few days prior to my father's discharge from that facility. As of today, my father has received 22 weeks of continuous, round-the-clock home care from caregivers provided through Always Best Care. We are quite satisfied with the consistency of care and especially with the responsible and sensitive work ethic of the caregiving staff. Over the weeks of our family experience with Always Best Care, we found that the most important activity is for family members to communicate openly and frequently with the management of Always Best Care concerning the inevitable and unforeseeable changes and problems that crop up in home care. Every time we have asked for assistance with what seems like a problem on our end, we have received a timely and satisfying response from Jim Smeaton, who owns and operates Always Best Care. Having a rotating and changing caregiving staff was an experience we found difficult at first, but as time has gone by, we have found some advantages to having a rotating staff. It prevents burn-out and exhaustion in caregivers and in family members also. It also gives us the opportunity to see my father from the many different perspectives of the people involved in his care. We seem to have learned something new and helpful from every person who cares for my father, so as of now, we believe that Always Best Care has provided my father with a safe, consistently reliable way to remain in his own home following an age-related, serious decline in health. ~ Paula Bakule, Hendersonville, NC
-Paula Bakule, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim: Please find payment for my final balance attached with this letter. I really appreciate the service that your company, Always Best Care, offered our family and especially the caring loving attitude that Amber and Natalie...View Full Testimonial-Bill Clontz, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim: Please find payment for my final balance attached with this letter. I really appreciate the service that your company, Always Best Care, offered our family and especially the caring loving attitude that Amber and Natalie displayed to Carol at all times. They were outstanding and you should be proud to place them in any situation with the full expectation they will represent your firm in a most professional manner. Thanks again for all your help. ~ Bill Clontz
-Bill Clontz, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim: Thank you so much for helping my Mom with her care in the evenings. Your company was great to deal with and I will recommend you all to anyone I know who needs extra...View Full Testimonial-Kelly Husk, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim: Thank you so much for helping my Mom with her care in the evenings. Your company was great to deal with and I will recommend you all to anyone I know who needs extra special care. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely, ~ Kelly Husk
-Kelly Husk, Hendersonville, NC
Jim, Thanks for the kind message. You all have been great. Lindsay was fantastic caring for my husband (and me)! She is a keeper. ~ Margie Marsh...View Full Testimonial-Margie Marsh, Hendersonville, NC
Jim, Thanks for the kind message. You all have been great. Lindsay was fantastic caring for my husband (and me)! She is a keeper. ~ Margie Marsh
-Margie Marsh, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim & Whitney: I have decided to terminate ABC's care-giving service effective September 5, 2014. If feasible, I wish to have Kathryn and / or Danielle, continue to Friday, September 5, but only for a...View Full Testimonial-Jim Tyson, Hendersonville, NC
Dear Jim & Whitney: I have decided to terminate ABC's care-giving service effective September 5, 2014. If feasible, I wish to have Kathryn and / or Danielle, continue to Friday, September 5, but only for a single shift from about 4:30 to about 8:30 p.m. As a result of Ann's death, their work, which was invaluable, is essentially complete. I note that their dedication and concerned treatment of Ann and of the Tyson household was not only meritorious and exemplary, it was magnificent. I thank you both, too, for your sympathetic approach to us. I dislike ending our business association but believe it best for me. If circumstances change and I need help, I know where to come. A personal note to you, Jim. You run a first-rate organization for which I am eternally grateful. Our meeting at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge was fortuitous to me. I thank you. Yours most sincerely, ~ Jim Tyson
-Jim Tyson, Hendersonville, NC
Jim, Thank you for your kind words. While this is a very emotional time coping with his loss, we are comforted knowing he is no longer in pain and suffering. Dad is in a better place...View Full Testimonial-R. Muncaster, Hendersonville, NC
Jim, Thank you for your kind words. While this is a very emotional time coping with his loss, we are comforted knowing he is no longer in pain and suffering. Dad is in a better place and we are grateful for that. He will be very missed. I want to reiterate our appreciation for you, April and everyone who assisted with his care. It was a blessing for my dad and our family having your team provide the assistance he needed with compassion, integrity and professionalism. Having never been through this type of situation, I was uneducated as to toll it takes on the patient as well as the family. Thank you for what you gave to my dad, us and continue to provide to so many others. No words can express how appreciative we are. I will be sharing my ABC experience whenever possible. Sincerely, ~ R. Muncaster
-R. Muncaster, Hendersonville, NC