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
Always Best Care of West Houston is owned and operated by Karena Kirk, who has been a resident of Houston for 20 years. Karena has more than 10 years of healthcare management in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Karena received a Bachelor's in Finance from Texas A&M University and a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman's University.
Her professional, educational and personal experiences enable her to be a resource for seniors, their families, and the community. Her role as administrator of Always Best Care is to ensure the coordination and delivery of care to seniors in the community. Karena has owned, operated and been the director of client care of Always Best Care since 2010.
Enriching lives by promoting independence in a safe environment throughout life's transitions is the foundation for Karena and her team at Always Best Care. Enriching lives ... always.
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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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston, 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 TX 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 Houston 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 Houston.
If you're looking for advice on the best elderly care in Houston, 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 Houston 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 Houston, 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 Houston 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 Houston.
*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.
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.
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Karena and her team do amazing work and provide outstanding service. I would highly recommend giving them a call for your loved one! They go above and beyond to service the aging population...View Full Testimonial-Steven Johnston
Karena and her team do amazing work and provide outstanding service. I would highly recommend giving them a call for your loved one! They go above and beyond to service the aging population in the community. Call Always Best Care today.
Great support when caring for my mother at home. She loved the staff that took care of her and I was very pleased with the communication, service and responsiveness. THANK YOU...View Full Testimonial-Cindy Wolfram
Great support when caring for my mother at home. She loved the staff that took care of her and I was very pleased with the communication, service and responsiveness. THANK YOU
Working for always Best care in Houston tx I love it so much...View Full Testimonial-Erica Carter
Working for always Best care in Houston tx I love it so much
If you’re looking for somewhere to take care of your loved ones this home care is the best. They take pride in their work and always have empathy and compassion for their clients....View Full Testimonial-The Morrell Law Firm
If you’re looking for somewhere to take care of your loved ones this home care is the best. They take pride in their work and always have empathy and compassion for their clients.
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My 91 year old father, who is a stroke patient, came to live with me and my husband 3 years ago after my mother passed away. We struggled weekly to get him to take a...View Full Testimonial-Michelle Eutsler
My 91 year old father, who is a stroke patient, came to live with me and my husband 3 years ago after my mother passed away. We struggled weekly to get him to take a bath with assistance by my husband. On the agreed scheduled day for bathing, my father would "feel bad" and negotiate a later date. Bathing a partly paralyzed, uncooperative adult is not easy. So last fall when my husband and I were going to travel overseas for our 25th wedding anniversary, we needed help. Our son was coming to live at our house to take care of my father . It was not appropriate for our son to bathe his grandfather. So my father's doctor recommended I contact Karena Kirk with Always Best Care Senior Services. I had never considered using outside care for my father. Best phone call I have ever made. Ms. Kirk came to meet with me to discuss my father's needs. My father was very reluctant at first. But after the first bathing event, HE IS IN LOVE. Ms. Kirk was gentle, kind, engaging in conversation and asking my father regarding what he needed in this new care relationship. My father knows that his bath schedule is every Monday and Friday and looks forward to Ms. Kirk and her staff coming to care for him. He has in-depth talks and loves their visits. Ms. Kirk and her staff will do other chores like changing out his bedding and washing the linens and his clothes. Any other tasks that I need assistance with they are more than happy to help. It has changed all of our lives for the better.
Karena, Roxane and the team at Always Best Care, provide amazing service in a time when good service is hard to find. They are a resource for families in time of need. I highly...View Full Testimonial-Drew Stewart
Karena, Roxane and the team at Always Best Care, provide amazing service in a time when good service is hard to find. They are a resource for families in time of need. I highly recommend if you have a loved one needing assistance full time or for a few hours. They accommodate for everyone's needs.
Heaven sent this group of compassionate caregivers into our lives! Everyone who has cared for our Mom has a light within. Having this extended family support is a treasure!...View Full Testimonial-Kalynn Ollre
Heaven sent this group of compassionate caregivers into our lives! Everyone who has cared for our Mom has a light within. Having this extended family support is a treasure!
Karena is amazing, she is very interested in your family and is willing to help in whatever way she is able. She and her staff are very flexible as well!!...View Full Testimonial-CHERYLL OWNBY
Karena is amazing, she is very interested in your family and is willing to help in whatever way she is able. She and her staff are very flexible as well!!
Karena, Roxane and the team of Always Best Care, provide excellent service in a time where quality care is hard to find. I would highly recommend their service if you have a loved one who...View Full Testimonial-Andrew S
Karena, Roxane and the team of Always Best Care, provide excellent service in a time where quality care is hard to find. I would highly recommend their service if you have a loved one who needs personal assistance from full-time or just a few hours. They are a huge resource for families and provide peace of mind. They accommodate for each individuals needs.
ABC has become our extended family in caring for our Mom. From taking her to doctor appointments to in home care as needed, they provide excellent compassionate care. The prompt feedback and easy...View Full Testimonial-Kalynn Ollre
ABC has become our extended family in caring for our Mom. From taking her to doctor appointments to in home care as needed, they provide excellent compassionate care. The prompt feedback and easy billing is a blessing too. They are heaven sent!
Always Best Care was literally a godsend for my family! From my first phone call with Roxane who was able to put an amazing team of caregivers in the hospital that day for the...View Full Testimonial-Kim Ragan
Always Best Care was literally a godsend for my family! From my first phone call with Roxane who was able to put an amazing team of caregivers in the hospital that day for the my dad's 10 week stay (which included Hurricane Harvey) through the next 5 months in a skilled nursing facility, ABC never let me down. The kindness and quality of ABC's caregivers and the way Karena manages her company exceeded what I thought was possible based on my prior 10 years of experience with other outside caregivers during my mom's decline from Alzheimer's. With no family in Houston, knowing I could count on Roxane's and Karena's caring oversight and communication enabled me to advocate for my dad from out of state and gave me peace of mind to be able to honor his wish to stay in Houston. The kindness and skills of ABC's caregivers were extraordinary (and I have very high expectations)! They became extended family for which I will always be grateful.
I hired Always Best Care Senior Services. They take care of my brother while I'm at work. They make sure he takes his medications, they help him go to the bathroom, and they make sure...View Full Testimonial-Phillip
I hired Always Best Care Senior Services. They take care of my brother while I'm at work. They make sure he takes his medications, they help him go to the bathroom, and they make sure he eats his dinner. They're patient and caring.
True expert in all senior care services!!!! I won't use anyone else....View Full Testimonial-Katherine Benites
True expert in all senior care services!!!! I won't use anyone else.
Very helpful and knowledgeable company....View Full Testimonial-Andrew Flynn
Very helpful and knowledgeable company.
Providing so many different valuable services with years of experience...View Full Testimonial-Bridgette Brooks
Providing so many different valuable services with years of experience
Karena Kirk and her staff were a Godsend to my dad and to me! He passed away last November at 104. The care and attention he received from Always Best Care played a huge part...View Full Testimonial-Lee Pennington
Karena Kirk and her staff were a Godsend to my dad and to me! He passed away last November at 104. The care and attention he received from Always Best Care played a huge part in the quality of his life right up until the end. Karena and Roxane were always there to make sure things ran smoothly and on many occasion going above and beyond the call of duty. I will always be grateful for how that reduced the stress of me being the only child, living out-of-town. They had my complete trust and my dad loved them.
Always Best Care provided superb care, for both my mom and dad, for a combined total of 6 years. As a result, my parents were able to live out their lives in their own...View Full Testimonial-VickiT
Always Best Care provided superb care, for both my mom and dad, for a combined total of 6 years. As a result, my parents were able to live out their lives in their own home. Their caregivers provided daily comfort, care, and kept them safe during their difficult final years. We were truly blessed to have the right caregivers for our parents. Thank You Karena!
I have used this company for 5 months. Their caregivers are dependable, professional and caring. Their service has been a step above other agencies that I have dealt with. My...View Full Testimonial-SusanR
I have used this company for 5 months. Their caregivers are dependable, professional and caring. Their service has been a step above other agencies that I have dealt with. My contact Ms. Kirk is very thorough and knowledgeable. She goes out of her way to help the clients.
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