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Category: 'Columbia'
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 …

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 …

Making Life Changing Decisions for Your Elderly Family Members

Tweet Providing senior care to your elderly loved ones is, most often, an act of love and support. Unfortunately, this care can require you to make some extremely difficult decisions, such as when to call in home care services, or how to address specific medical care questions. Although these decisions are hardly easy, you can …

Get Help Finding the Right Community for your Elder Loved One

Tweet At Always Best Care of the Midlands, we realized that change can be difficult, especially when you’re 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 …

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