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Category: 'Aging'
Using a Professional Company to Help you Find a Nursing Home

Tweet When it becomes time to find an assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, the task of choosing the right nursing home can be a daunting one. There are many different kinds of nursing homes, and often family members are unsure about which kind of home is the right choice. Pricing and …

Caregivers Know the Importance of a Routine

Tweet A caregiver should schedule a daily routine that elderly individuals can count on. This schedule prepares them for the activities of the day, from when they wake up to when they go to sleep. Many seniors appreciate knowing what to expect from each day, as it allows them to prepare for events and activities …

Senior Care Professionals Can Help with the Activities of Daily Living

Tweet Senior care professionals use a common phrase, activities of daily living (ADLs), to discuss the everyday functions that seniors may or may not be able to complete on their own. The inability of elderly individuals to independently participate in activities of daily living indicates that they would benefit from home care services. In Lexington, …

Senior Care and Music: Connecting the Past and Present

Tweet As both entertainment and therapy, music is an exceedingly powerful resource in senior care. This power lies in the fact that music not only showcases awe-inspiring talent, it recalls memories and emotions. People tend to associate events in their lives with music that was prevalent when the events took place. Think about it: A …

Always In Touch: Providing Peace of Mind

Tweet Aging in place is a common goal, one that allows seniors to extend their independence and continue living in the homes they love. Elderly individuals understandably want to maintain their lifestyles for as long as possible. While aging in place is a wonderful way for seniors to continue to enjoy their golden years, many …

Caregiver of the Month

Tweet Always Best Care is proud to have Davena Scott as our Caregiver of the Month.  Davena receives kudos from her clients for the excellent service she provides.  A recent client said “Davena goes above and beyond with her care.  She always provides the extra touches that we appreciate.   My mom is showing improvement thanks …

Managing Your Mom’s Checkbook Finances

Tweet Elder care providers in Irmo know that taking care of elderly loved ones finances can become overwhelming. In addition to seeing to your loved one’s daily activities and health, you may be required to manage their finances. Money management can be a difficult task. Take, for instance, the story of Mark. His mother, a widow …

Caregiver of the Month/April

Tweet Always Best Care is fortunate to have caregivers like Darlene Baird.  One of our clients recently told us how impressed she was with Darlene, who is selfless and generous with her time and attention.   Thanks for all you do, Darlene, our caregiver of the month!  

Advance Directives: The Importance of End-of-Life Decisions

Tweet Advance directives are instructions that your elderly loved one provides before end-of-life decisions must be made. These can be in the form of legal documents, such as a living will, or simply communicated during an open, honest conversation. Ted, a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, is one of many people in Richland County who …

Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Taking Care of the Caregiver

Tweet   Caregivers have an emotionally, and sometimes physically, demanding job this can often result in caregiver burnout. Senior care can require caregivers to put the wellbeing of elderly individuals before their own, and often they may feel as though their own lives are slipping away. For this reason, depression and burnout are common among …