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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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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-repetti2 ,West Houston, TX
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.
-repetti2 ,West Houston, TX
Very helpful and knowledgeable company....View Full Testimonial-Andrew Flynn ,West Houston, TX
Very helpful and knowledgeable company.
-Andrew Flynn ,West Houston, TX
True expert in all senior care services!!!! I won't use anyone else....View Full Testimonial-Katherine Benites ,West Houston, TX
True expert in all senior care services!!!! I won't use anyone else.
-Katherine Benites ,West Houston, TX
Providing so many different valuable services with years of experience....View Full Testimonial-Bridgette Brooks ,West Houston, TX
Providing so many different valuable services with years of experience.
-Bridgette Brooks ,West Houston, TX
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 M. ,West Houston, TX
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.
-Lee M. ,West Houston, TX
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....View Full Testimonial-Vicki T. ,West Houston, TX
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!
-Vicki T. ,West Houston, TX