Always Best Care of Fairfax County and Herndon combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. Scott Maguire, the owner of Always Best Care of Fairfax County, is a long-term resident of Northern Virginia who takes great pride in helping local families care for their loved ones. Always Best Care provides a variety of home care, geriatric care, dementia care, and companion services, including transportation, and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Health to provide non-medical in-home personal care. All our care providers are carefully screened, thoroughly trained, bonded and insured to provide the safest and highest level of care. We have strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, and senior housing and living resources. There is no charge for an initial home care consultation, or for our assisted living referral services.
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Yes. Having fully insured and bonded staff protects your loved one against any theft or damage to their home while they receive senior care in Herndon.
We also provide our staff with Worker's Compensation so that if they are to suffer an injury whilst working, your loved one will never be liable for any damages.
These actions are taken by us to provide all our clients with the reassurance that Always Best Care provide a service that they can trust.
Our vetting is one of the main reasons why we're able to provide the most reliable elderly care in Herndon. Each applicant that applies for a caregiving position has to undergo a vigorous vetting process that involves drug testing and criminal background checks.
All of our applicants also have to undergo a two-stage interview process that is designed by our recruiters to assess whether they have the right character and integrity for the role.
Finally, before an applicant is offered a position, a minimum of three character references will be directly contacted to assess whether the information provided on their resume is accurate or not.
Working hours is a concept that goes out of the window when it comes to providing care for seniors, as everyone's circumstances are different. As a result, we offer around the clock care, 365 days a year.
We firmly believe that a senior that needs help with the washroom in the middle of the night, for example, deserves to have access to senior care in Herndon just as much as the next person.
Our scheduling team will work alongside you to pinpoint the moments in the day or evening where your loved one could do with a helping hand.
On the whole, yes, although there are one or two things to take into consideration.
If for example, your loved one required help getting out of bed at seven o'clock in the morning and assistance with cooking their dinner at six o'clock in the evening, two separate caregivers would be responsible for their care. This is because we like our caregivers to work as normal a working pattern (eight hours) as possible to avoid any burnout. It also helps to ensure that no mistakes are made in your loved one's care as a result of fatigue.
There may also be times throughout the year when your loved one's caregiver becomes ill or requests to go on vacation. During these periods, a substitute caregiver will become responsible for your loved one's elderly care in Herndon. They will always be fully briefed on your loved one's needs, so any changeover is rarely noticeable.
We never just match our caregivers to your loved one on a whim and just hope for the best. Instead, we arrange for either you or your loved one to fill in a quick survey so we can find out a bit more about their likes and dislikes.
Once we feel we've got to know them a little better, we can match them to the most suitable caregiver. We've found that by having shared interests, such as a love of gospel music, caregivers and seniors can easily get off on the right foot.
While this process usually delivers fantastic results, we're aware that it isn't foolproof. Therefore, if you or your loved one aren't entirely satisfied with the caregiver you've been provided with, we'll happily keep on switching until we find the perfect match. This free service is just one of the reasons why we're regarded as one of the most flexible providers of elderly care in Herndon.
Any applicant that is offered a position with Always Best Care to supply in-home care in Herndon has to take part in a week's training course.
During this time, they will brush up on their ability to spot symptoms of illness and their communication skills so they're ready to provide the finest care to your loved one from day one.
We also ask all of our staff, however long they have been with us, to undergo yearly top-up training courses that take place over a two-day period. These courses are usually based around new technology and equipment coming into the industry so that our caregivers can always supply the most up-to-date advice to the family of the senior they are responsible for taking care of.
While a bargain always looks good on paper, the actual reality can be somewhat different. Elderly care in Herndon is much like this, with some independent providers offering rock bottom prices and claiming to offer the same quality of care. Truthfully, however, they cannot come close to providing the same reassurances that a company like ourselves can. Are they vetted, bonded, insured, trained, and monitored? Are they able to provide 24-hour care? Can they deliver a substitute caregiver instantly in case they get sick? Do they require you to sign a contract to guarantee their care? Do they have a minimum number of hours they charge per week? These are all the sorts of questions you should be asking, and if they can't provide the answers you're hoping for, you can be sure that Always Best Care can.
We have an industry leading, seven-day turnaround time for delivering home care in Herndon to seniors that need it most.
During that time, we'll arrange all elements of your loved one's care, from their schedule all the way through to all of the necessary paperwork, so you can concentrate on the things that matter most.
We'd love for you to play as large a role in your loved one's care as possible. Why? Well, however fantastic our senior care in Herndon is, there's nothing quite like family. Your company is the best form of medicine, so we'll do all that we can to make you feel like a part of your loved one's care team. That means constant communication, honesty, and support whenever you need it.
By coming to see us in person. We offer a free consolation service that has been designed to help give families all the information they need to decide whether Always Best Care is the right choice for them and their loved one.
No question is off limits, and we'll be completely transparent about our prices so you'll know where you stand from day one.
We've been delivering home care in Herndon for a number of decades now, so if you're still a little unsure, we'd implore you to take a look at our online reviews.
Safety is a paramount aspect of your loved one's senior care in Herndon, as any sort of accident or fall can have serious repercussions.
We carry out a full safety assessment of your loved one's home before we even begin our caregiving services so that we inform you of any areas that we think can be improved. This can be little touches, such as rearranging the furniture to make pathways clearer, or something larger, such as the installation of handrails in hallways.
Your loved one's caregiver will also constantly assess their mobility so that they can advise on any equipment, such as a wheelchair, which may make it safer for them to travel in and outside of their home.
No. Home care in Herndon should be available for everyone that needs it, whether if that's for one hour a month or 40-hours a week. As a result, we don't ask you to agree to a minimum number of hours or ask you to sign a contract agreeing to a certain length of care. Our duty to the local community is to always put people above profits.
Yes. Our specially trained dementia team will not only be able to respond to certain behavioral aspects of the disease but also provide you with any emotional support you might need during your time with us.
It's also worth noting that we believe that in-home care in Herndon is the best option for people living with dementia, as any changes to their environment can lead to unnecessary confusion.
Our team of staff that provide home care in Herndon are responsible for carrying out a wide variety of duties. Some of them include:
We provide elderly care in Herndon for anybody that needs it, so if you have a vacation booked or have some other responsibilities you need to tend to for a few days, don't panic. One of our team of fully vetted and trained caregivers can step in and take care of your loved one in your absence.
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.
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I have worked with various agencies caring for family members over the years. Scott McGuire has been responsible and dependable, doing whatever was necessary to help me care for my family. This included short notice coverage I had not anticipated. It has been a relief to be able to depend upon Always Best Care, and their staff.
Best place to work !
Had a fantastic experience with Always Best in June when I needed home aide and companionship assistance for my mother-in-law. Scott was incredibly responsive and easy to work with in setting everything up - remarkable as it was over Memorial Day weekend. Each of the women I met - Mary, the RN who did the initial visit, and Sheila and Sharon - were fantastic. Very personable, professional and engaging. My mother-in-law enjoyed Sheila's and Sharon's company and I'm grateful for the help they gave my family. We'll definitely be repeat customers, and I'll recommend Scott and his team to friends.
They were able to find a suitable care-giver within a relatively short time frame
I find it refreshing that this company cares more about the person than just doing a job. I am a former nurse and am very particular about my caregivers and the company I deal with concerning my need for assistance. The company has already exceeded my expectations. I am grateful that I found Always Best Care, and I would suggest to anyone who needs this kind of help to carefully consider using their services.
My parents were very resistant at first to having any help but enjoyed the staff that was sent to our home. I was able to leave them good care and go about my plans.
-Shannon L Turner,
I couldn?t be happier with the care Scott and his team have provided my mother this past year.They?ve been very responsive and flexible to her changing needs.I would recommend this very well-run company to anyone seeking top-notch care for their loved one.
I couldn’t be happier with the care Scott and his team have provided my mother this past year.They’ve been very responsive and flexible to her changing needs.I would recommend this very well-run company to anyone seeking top-notch care for their loved one.
I can't say enough good things about Always Best Care. They have have been very flexible with providing services for my dad, and have a top-notch staff. We're extremely pleased!
I couldn’t be happier with the care Scott and his team have provided my mother this past year. They’ve been very responsive and flexible to her changing needs. I would recommend this very well-run company to anyone seeking top-notch care for their loved one.
I found that Always Best Care went out of its way to give my mother wonderful help during a challenging time of extreme heat and intermittent power outages. I am very appreciative!
Scott has been a great resource for two summers now, when I needed help finding a companion who could take my mom to the pool. Scott did a wonderful job finding companions who were a good fit for my mom's personality & needs, and was also quite helpful figuring out pool schedules & locations in Reston, with an eye toward accessible facilities at each one (very important as I live 3k miles away ). Scott is really good about working with the staff at the assisted living where my mom is, and the companions he hires are kind, thoughtful, and professional. Thank you, so much.
I have worked with Scott in the Senior Healthcare field for over 5 years and have consistently found him to be genuinely concerned and compassionate in regards to caring for the elder population as well as extremely knowledgeable about the Senior Market in general. He is well respected in the industry and has a lot of reliable contacts to refer families to if you are looking for assistance in other areas of the industry. In a very competitive field, it is nice (and extremely important) to find someone you can trust.
Scott Maguire at ABC was very helpful when I needed to find an assisted living facility for my mother. Later, when my mother's needs increased, ABC provided a very good companion for her. I recommend Scott and ABC without reservation.
I have worked with this company for many years as the leader in an assisted living community in the local Herndon neighborhood. I have found that the caregivers at "Always Best Care" were compassionate, caring and engaging with the the residents they served with our community. The management team at Always Best Care, in addition, were very responsive to any questions or concerns that we may have had and resolved issues immediately. The management team often visited their team members in the community ensuring that their employees were engaging with their clients and performing professionally in the "guest community". I would highly recommend this organization if you are looking for a team who can understand the needs of the senior as well as the needs of the family.
Always Best Care has provided a wealth of knowledge. They helped me deal with all the issues that appeared once my Mom got sick and could no longer take care of herself. Scott shared ideas and information. He was able to direct me to VA services I didn't realize my Mom was entitled. This money thanks to Scott has allowed my Mom to stay in her home and have services provided to her. I highly recommend Scott and his caring wonderful staff at Always Best Care.
Always Best Care is a very respected business in Herndon. It is always a pleasure to work with Scott and his team.
Scott was a huge help to the Nay family by helping us find an Assisted Living Home that suited my parent's budget and lifestyle. Scott identified our financial concerns and then went to work looking for a place for my parents. He found a great place closer to my home and my parents are thrilled with it and are able to bank money instead of wasting money at the place they were at before. Scott's referral service will always be remembered by the Nay Family