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Tweet From the Alzheimer’s Association website  www.alz.org In addition to funding research, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent source of information and support.  Their website contains a wealth of information such as the following comparison chart between signs of Alzheimer’s and signs of typical age-related changes, 10 signs of Alzheimers and other useful diagnostic and support …

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tweet by Tonya Edelman, MSW What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia? The two terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. Think of dementia as an umbrella that covers all types of cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease as one of the many types of disorders that is under the umbrella. Alzheimer’s is …

Sleep: Why do Senior Care Professionals Think it is so Important?

Tweet Restful, restorative sleep is important at every age; however, senior care professionals have found that elderly individuals benefit greatly from the impact that sleep has on their bodies. A full night’s sleep allows your body to recuperate and recharge for the rigors of the next day. Without it, you may start to feel groggy, …

Caregiver of the Month:  Brittany Kumzi

Tweet Brittany Kumzi is our caregiver of the month.  She is a compassionate person who genuinely cares about those in her care.  A client recently explained “We love Brittany.  She has made our home more livable by helping us keep everything clean and tidy.”   Another explained “Brittany is the ideal caregiver.  She is welcome in …

Tweet Improving Patient Discharges with Comprehensive Services If you are a discharge planner at a Hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility, our focus is on coordinating with your discharging patients to provide in-home care OR placement in the best Assisted Living community for their needs and resources. What makes us different and how it benefits you? …

Making Our Industry Better

Tweet On May 8, 2011, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the South Carolina In-Home Care Providers Act into law. The Act defines requirements for licensure of in-home care agencies like Always Best Care and others in our industry. It also directs the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to flesh out details of the …

You Don’t Want to Be the Primary In-Home Care Provider-What Next?

Tweet Taking on the responsibility of providing in-home care to an elderly loved one is a major decision. Senior care is a very demanding yet rewarding service to provide; however, it is not for everyone. Michael, who lives in Columbia, South Carolina, recently had to decide whether to provide in-home care to his mother or …

Medical Emergencies and Senior Care: How Can Your Family Prepare?

Tweet Preparing for a medical emergency is an important aspect of well thought out senior care. Your elderly loved one may very well need emergency services at some point, and your preparation for such an emergency can prove integral in getting them the assistance they need in a timely fashion. This is particularly important if …

Get Help Finding the Right Community for your Elder Loved One

Tweet At Always Best Care of the Midlands, we realize that change can be difficult, especially when your senior loved one needs to move to a senior living community. Families become confused at the numerous types of communities – assisted living, independent living, memory care, and skilled nursing – and they need information to know …

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 …