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Better Caregiver Scheduling Leads To Better Service

Tweet The two biggest concerns about in-home care for seniors are reliability and continuity of care.  Reliability means that caregivers will show up and be thorough when they are supposed to for their shifts.  Continuity of care means the person who comes to the home to deliver care services is familiar and well-known, and is …

Sheronda Hanna – Caregiver of the Month

Tweet We are so proud to announce Sheronda Hanna as Caregiver of the Month for Always Best Care.  Sheronda represents everything we value in a Caregiver.  She is honest, professional, comforting, thorough, and trusted.  Sheronda’s clients have all expressed high levels of satisfaction in the care she delivers to senior loved ones. Sheronda also has …

Mary Honeycutt – Caregiver of the Month

Tweet We are pleased to announce that Mary Honeycutt is the Caregiver of the Month for Always Best Care of the Midlands. Mary is a delight to have on our team, because she embodies what we expect from a caregiver. She is extremely professional, always pleasant, compassionate and caring, and committed to our clients. Mary …

JD Brunson – Our Caregiver of the Month

Tweet Always Best Care of the Midlands is pleased to announce that JD Brunson is our Caregiver of the Month for May, 2013. JD recently completed our company-wide training on heart failure, then recognized the symptoms of the disease at one of our clients. She insisted that our client go to the hospital, then accompanied …

Caregiver Training Success Story

Tweet Recently, Always Best Care trained its caregivers on treatment of patients who had been hospitalized for pneumonia, heart attack, and congestive heart failure.  We conducted this training as part of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, a nationwide initiative by ABC to help hospitals avoid readmission of patients having these three conditions.  Most of our …

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program from Always Best Care

Tweet One element of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to encourage hospitals to reduce readmissions within 30 days of discharge for certain conditions.  For 2013, the target conditions are pneumonia, heart failure and heart attack.  (Additional conditions will be added in 2014 and beyond.)  Hospitals that have higher-than-normal readmissions will face reduced reimbursements from …

Managing Hostility: How to Navigate a Difficult Transition

Tweet Managing Hostility: How to Navigate a Difficult Transition The aging process naturally requires individuals to undergo a series of transitions—some of which are easier to endure than others. Elderly individuals, in particular, are faced with a long list of physical, mental, and emotional transitions to which they may find it hard to adjust. From …

Caregiver Stress: How to Help Your Friend Overcome It

Tweet Caregiver Stress: How to Help Your Friend Overcome It Virtually any responsibility can be stressful; however, caring for an elderly loved one can prove extremely difficult to bear. While it is certainly a wonderful opportunity, as you will be able to create a lasting bond and lifelong memories, the emotional and physical toll that …

Senior Care: Getting Your Siblings Involved

Tweet Senior Care: Getting Your Siblings Involved Taking care of an elderly loved one is often a family responsibility, one that is only achieved through cooperation of siblings. Oftentimes, the majority of the responsibility falls to the shoulders of one caregiver; however, you will need the support and assistance of your siblings to ensure that …

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

Tweet Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects the areas of the brain that control judgment, behavior, and memory. Alzheimer’s can manifest with a long list of symptoms and, as a result, be difficult to diagnose. There is no one test to pinpoint the illness. In fact, diagnosis can only …