Serving Western NC
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
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
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We know that's it's vital that you can completely trust the people that are responsible for looking after your loved one during their home care in Asheville, so all of the caregivers that work on behalf of Always Best Care are fully insured and bonded.
By offering worker's compensation to every member of our team, we're able to attract the best caregivers from all around North Carolina.
When it comes to providing the bestelderly care in Asheville, nothing is more important than the caring nature of our staff. They all have to go through a rigorous vetting process before they are hired, which includes background checks and drug testing as standard.
Our hiring manager is responsible for ensuring that not only do the staff that we take on have the necessary qualifications for the role but also the integrity and character to perform their duty with the utmost care. They carefully assess this through a series of interviews before moving onto speaking directly with an applicant's references.
At Always Best Care, we understand that each senior's needs are different, and because of this, we provide a fully flexible, 24/7 service. All of our staff are available whenever a senior needs them, whether that be in the middle of the night to go to the washroom, or at the start of the day to help get them washed and dressed. Our scheduling team will work directly with you to arrange a rota which guarantees that your loved one receives senior care in Asheville when they need it most.
We firmly believe in developing relationships between caregivers and the people they look after, which is why in most circumstances, the same caregiver will be responsible for looking after your loved one.
Each caregiver is assigned to a senior via a matching process, so we can feel confident that they can meet your loved one's needs, both physically and mentally.
In certain circumstances, such as a caregiver becoming ill or booking time off for a vacation, a temporary substitution will be responsible for your loved one's seniorcare in Asheville. They will be fully versed in your loved one's likes and dislikes, so there's no need to worry.
Additionally, if your loved one requires care at different times of the day, it may be necessary to schedule two or three caregivers to handle their care. Please be assured that building a level of trust between your loved one and our staff is something we hold highly, so any switching of staff is only ever done as a last minute resort.
The personal happiness of our team of caregivers, many of whom have lived in Asheville for their entire lives, is an important aspect of our duty as an employer. They all have different interests and passions in their life, much like your loved one, so we do all that we can for both parties to match those that we think will get along, together.
While every member of our team will always provide the necessary support for your loved one, we believe that by developing relationships, they'll naturally go above and beyond to provide the best senior care in Asheville that's possible.
Of course, there are odd occasions where a staff member and a senior may not have the right chemistry, and in these scenarios, we're more than happy to keep on trying until we find the perfect caregiver for the special senior in your life.
Your loved one deserves the best care possible, so all of the team at Asheville have to go through additional training once they are hired. This involves working on their communication skills, activity planning, and ability to spot symptoms. Once in the role, caregivers receive continual training so that they stay up to date with the latest legislation and technology so that your loved one receives only the finest home care in Asheville.
While we certainly understand the desire to shop around for the best price for in-home care in Asheville, we believe that choosing an individual or company that you can trust to provide the best care for your loved one should come above all else.
Remember, all of our staff are fully vetted, trained, and insured so that you know your loved one is getting the best care available. What's more, the sheer size of the company means that we can provide care for those that are in need 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Arranging the care for your parent or loved one can often be a time-consuming process with other companies or individuals, but with Always Best Care, we have the expertise and staff to get the ball rolling quickly. Within seven days of your first call to us, we can carefully match a caregiver or team of caregivers to suit your needs and schedule. We'll also carry out a risk assessment on your loved one's home and suggest any improvements to make it more senior friendly in the hope that we can provide them with the safest home care in Asheville.
Your opinions form an important part of how we adapt our services to suit yourself and your loved one's needs, so open lines of communication play an integral part in making sure our senior care in Asheville works well for all concerned.
It's important to remember that our goal is always the same as yours - to ensure that your loved one is well looked after in their later years. We understand how big a role family and friends can play in making that happen, so we'll always do our best to make you feel part of the team.
Choosing the right provider of elderly care in Asheville can be an overwhelming process, so we do our best to be transparent about all aspects of our service with you from the start. We can't advise you about the quality of service provided by other care providers in Asheville, but what we can do is encourage you to look at our track record to decide for yourself.
We offer a free consultation service for any new clients, so if you're unsure of anything or just require a little more information, we'd be more than happy to run through those things with you at length.
The safety of your loved one is paramount to the home care in Asheville that we provide, so all of our staff are carefully trained in a range of preventative measures to implement in a senior's home. We will also advise you on any equipment, such as walking aids, that we think may be necessary to keep your loved one safe while they're out and about running errands.
No. When we say that we offer a fully flexible home care in Asheville to meet your needs, we really mean it. You can commit to as little as an hour's care a week all the way through to round-the-clock care.
Alzheimer 's disease affects thousands of residents right here in Asheville, so we have a specialized team of caregivers in place ready and waiting to help any families struggling to cope with effects of the condition.
Of course, looking after a senior with any form of dementia presents its own unique challenges, but you can feel assured that our team of specifically trained caregivers will be on hand to support you every step of the way.
Not only can our home care in Asheville help to reduce the levels of stress seen in someone with dementia but also it can help to give them back a sense of independence to their lives.
Our elderly care in Asheville is something that is different for everyone, with some seniors needing assistance with basic home maintenance and others with dressing and bathing.
To give you some indication as to the types of services we already offer, take a look at the list, below:
Yes. Some families around Asheville choose to take on the sole responsibility of looking after their loved one by themselves. There may be times, however, when the family may want to take a break from their caring duties, either to go on vacation or because of existing responsibilities such as work.
In such a situation, our respite home care in Asheville could provide the perfect solution. It allows a person to take a number of days off from their care duties safe in the knowledge that their loved one is being looked after by a fully qualified caregiver.
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
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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
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-Susan Murphy, Flat Rock, NC
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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
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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
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