Meet the Team


Darlene Wood

Owner & Care Coordinator

Darlene Wood is the owner of Always Best Care of Albuquerque/Rio Rancho. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. After college she was an elementary school teacher for 10 years. Prior to owning Always Best Care, Darlene opened and managed Eagle Ridge Gymnastics in Rio Rancho.

In 2012, Darlene’s brother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As he went through the process of home care assistance, Darlene became more and more interested and intrigued by the care team that helped her family. It became clear that their support was detrimental in order to assist not only her brother but the family members helping care for him and seeing him through the difficult stages.

Because Darlene has dedicated her life to the service industry it was in her heart to involve herself in helping others care for their families. Based on her life experiences, Darlene is sensitive to clients and their families who find themselves in need of care and a support team who is dedicated to helping them not only through the many stages involved but with honesty, respect and dignity they deserve.

Her dedication and commitment to Always Best Care and the community is invaluable.

Darlene is the proud mother of her two son’s Evan and Luke. Her interests include skiing, mountain biking and spending time with her children.

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