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Category: 'Senior Services'
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 …

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 …

The Benefits of Hiring a Senior Service Company

Tweet by Angela Graczyk, RN The conversation with an aging parent about having someone come into the home to help is usually not an easy one. Factors of comfort, cleanliness and safety are typically the key motivators involved. The triumphant moment of the senior’s expressed cooperation with the idea of “getting help” feels like crossing …

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 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 …

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 …