Always Best Care Provides Compassionate Home Care in Raleigh

With a focus on quality and compassionate caregivers, Always Best Care has been the leader in senior care giving for the past 20 years. Their caregivers are always employees, never contractors, and are thoroughly trained, highly-skilled, licensed, bonded, and insured so that senior clients and their families can enjoy the ultimate in peace of mind.

Seniors living in the Raleigh area, who are interested in learning about home care in Raleigh or dementia care in Raleigh are encouraged to call the Always Best Care Raleigh location to schedule a free care consultation. At this time, a professional care coordinator will visit with the senior and their family to discuss all of their available options regarding either in-home care or transitioning into a senior living environment.

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More and more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes during their retirement years and are enjoying the benefits that an in-home caregiver can provide. This includes assistance with housekeeping, pet care, supervising home maintenance, planning, making, and serving meals, medication management, planning visits and outings, companionship and conversation, assistance with walking, eating, bathing, escorting for shopping, appointments, and errands, and many others that fall under the categories of home helper, companion, and personal care.

There are different levels of care when it comes to in-home care giving, and Always Best Care is highly-experienced in each, assuring that seniors will always get the care that they require.

  • Companion Care. This is the first level of care and involves a caregiver assisting with things like preparing meals, housekeeping, and offering friendly conversation and companionship. It basically offers a second set of eyes to help keep the senior comfortable and safe.
  • Personal Care. This is the second level of care and includes everything in the companion care level. It also includes assistance with incontinence, bathing and grooming, transfers and medication reminders. Seniors who are recovering from surgery, using palliative care or just need assistance with daily personal hygiene often seek this level of care.
  • Very High Level of Care. This level of care is for people who are bed-bound due to chronic illness, or those who are on hospice. Both companion and personal care levels are also provided here.

Seniors living in the Raleigh area, who are interested in learning more about home care in Raleigh and dementia care in Raleigh are invited to call the Always Best Care Raleigh location at 919-724-4297 to set up a free care consultation. They look forward to chatting with you about your bright future!

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Boost Senior Home Safety With These Tips

Seniors are at greater risk of safety issues as they get older, especially if they are living alone. Fortunately, there are ways to evaluate the risks, and to minimize them so that seniors and their loved ones can rest easier. Here are some home safety tips for seniors:

Lights, etc.

  • Are there working night lights in appropriate places in the home?
  • Are extension cords and rugs securely fastened and away from the line of traffic?
    Does the senior have access to a phone or other type of emergency call system in every room?
  • Are all cooling and heating methods functioning properly? Space heaters should be kept away from flammable items.

Medications & Health

  • Do they have access to their dentist and doctors? Are they keeping up on appointments?
  • Are their glasses and/or hearing aids in good working condition?
  • Have they created a medication/supplement/OTC medications list?
  • Has there been any significant weight gain or loss recently?
  • Are they showing signs that their eyesight is worsening?

Bathroom

  • Are they able to get into and out of the bath or shower safely?
  • Can they use the toilet independently?
  • Is the bathtub fitted with no-skid strips or a mat?
  • How clean is the bathroom?
  • Are there grab bars to help keep them from falling?

General Mobility

  • Are there any signs that they may have fallen recently – like bruises or scratches?
  • If they still have a license, are they still able to drive safely? (Accompanying them on a trip will help determine this).
  • Can they manage up and down the stairs safely?
  • If they need help with walking – such as with a cane or walker, is it in good working condition?
  • Can they safely get themselves out of bed?

Cognition

  • Can they hold an understandable and coherent conversation?
  • Are there signs of memory loss?
  • Are they able to recognize friends and family?
  • Have there been any episodes of them getting lost?

Always Best Care has been providing exceptional care giving services to seniors all over the United States and Canada since 1996. During that time, their compassionate caregivers have logged over three million hours assisting over 25,000 seniors. Folks living in the Raleigh area, who are interested in Apex home health care and home care services in Clayton, are invited to call the Always Best Care Raleigh location at 919-724-4297 to set up a free care consultation. They look forward to hearing from you!

How Seniors Benefit from Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves inserting needles into the skin to relieve pain and help treat disease. Due to the fact that most seniors take over 27 prescriptions every year (some more than five per day), acupuncture is a non-medicinal strategy toward health and healing that holds many benefits for seniors.

No Prescriptions
One of the biggest benefits to acupuncture is the fact that there aren’t any prescriptions involved. Adverse drug reactions result in nearly one million emergency room visits every single year, with 100,000 of them resulting in death. Acupuncture provides pain relief and disease treatment without a prescription.

Regain State of Health
Acupuncture is centered around the idea that the body’s life force energy can be revitalized by pinpointing the twelve meridians of the body via acupuncture. Through this process, pathogens are released and the body is restored to a state of balance.

Respiratory System
Seniors often have respiratory issues. Acupuncture can help relieve acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, the common cold and flu, and acute tonsillitis.

Mouth Disorders
As people age mouth disorders become very common due to years of dental neglect and/or a decrease in the amount of saliva produced causing dry mouth. Acupuncture can help treat gingivitis, toothaches, acute and chronic pharyngitis, post extraction pain, and TMJ disorders.

Eye Disorders
Seniors often deal with many eye disorders as well, mainly due to the process of aging. Acupuncture can help treat cataracts, acute conjunctivitis, and central retinitis myopia.

Arthritis
The most common type of arthritis that is treated via acupuncture is rheumatoid arthritis. Results include the reduction of swelling, arthritic inflammation, and relieving discomfort and pain. There are other types of arthritis which can’t be treated with acupuncture.

Mental & Emotional Problems
Seniors tend to suffer from mental and emotional issues more so than other age groups because of physical, mental, and social changes in their lives. Insomnia, depression, and anxiety are all able to be treated with acupuncture sessions.

Always Best Care has been providing exceptional, quality senior services to seniors all over the United States and Canada since 1996. During that time, they have assisted over 25,000 seniors maintain their independence and increase their overall quality of life. If you are a senior in the Raleigh area and are interested in learning about home care services in Clayton or home care in Morrisville, call the Raleigh location at 919-724-4297 to set up a free care consultation. They look forward to chat with you!!