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How does In-home Senior Care in Memphis, TN work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Memphis, TN, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Memphis, TN gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Memphis,TN understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Memphis, TN

Elwood's Shack opens a new (and larger) second location. Here's a first look.

Ten years after opening, Elwood’s Shack is celebrating the milestone with the opening of a second location. The new restaurant at 4040 Park Ave. opened Sept. 18.The original Elwood’s Shack is in an old cinder block tractor shed adjacent to a Lowe’s parking lot. It was an unconventional location choice for a restaurant that proved to be a brilliant decision.The East Memphis restaurant open for break...

Ten years after opening, Elwood’s Shack is celebrating the milestone with the opening of a second location. The new restaurant at 4040 Park Ave. opened Sept. 18.

The original Elwood’s Shack is in an old cinder block tractor shed adjacent to a Lowe’s parking lot. It was an unconventional location choice for a restaurant that proved to be a brilliant decision.

The East Memphis restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner has developed an almost cult-like following for dishes like Philly brisket wraps, steelhead trout fish tacos, Reubens piled high with house-made pastrami and over-the-top pizza and hot dog creations.

The second location of this popular eatery is located in the Normal Station neighborhood of East Memphis in a free-standing building that has been home to everything from a Leonard’s Pit Barbecue restaurant to most recently a consignment music store.

“I think people will love the atmosphere,” said Keri Perkins, the general manager of the new Elwood’s Shack. “Memphis is very artsy, and I think people will love all the murals, lighted signs and the 610-gallon fish tank. They are all fun photo experiences to share with others.”

“Oh, and be sure to check out the mural on the side of the building. Those are all our pets,” she added, of the expansive mural painted by Memphis artist and chef Emily LaForce.

Here are five things to know about the new location.

A bigger Elwood’s Shack

The second location is much larger than the original shack — which is not hard to do since the original Elwood’s is housed in what is basically a 1,000-square-foot shack. At 4,887 square feet, the second location is almost five times bigger than the original restaurant.

The dining room is brighter thanks to higher ceilings and larger windows. Seating is at upholstered booths, versus the café tables at the original shack. There is even a “living room” for a weekend live music series owner Tim Bednarski calls “Elwood’s Unplugged.”

The additional space will allow the restaurant to expand its offerings, including catering.

The new Elwood's Shack menu: 'The same and more'

“The same and more,” is how Bednarski described the menu.

In addition to the core Elwood’s Shack menu, expect to find a few new items, as well as an expanded dessert selection.

White chocolate banana cream pie, freshly baked cookies, crème brulee, key lime pie, daily bread puddings in flavors like pineapple and assorted cheesecakes will be offered.

“We will also be making old fashioned milkshakes,” said Bednarski. “In flavors like vanilla, chocolate and the soon-to-be-famous Elwood’s banana shake.”

A fryer — finally!

The new Elwood’s will have a fryer — a piece of equipment that is not at the original restaurant.

“You always know someone is at Elwood’s for the first time when they ask for fries,” Perkins said.

Fried chicken will appear in new dishes like a Memphis “Tiger Blue” Chicken Sandwich (a buffalo fried chicken breast with blue cheese crumbles and pickles), a fried chicken-topped salad and a fried chicken breakfast biscuit.

Also on the menu are “Bull Poppers.” Perkins described them as green onion cream cheese and brisket stuffed jalapenos that are battered and deep-fried.

Brisket (and more smoked meats) sliced to order

“I am from Texas and there brisket is sliced to order,” said Bednarski, adding that the additional space will allow from a dedicated carving station. “People can order there brisket lean, or fatty.”

Bednarski said at Elwood’s they cook brisket the “Texas-way.”

“We smoke it long and slow. It goes on at 8 p.m. and we take it off at 11 a.m. the next day,” he said. “I don’t trim it prior to smoking so that the fat melts into the meat.”

Elwood’s Shack also makes most of its own sandwich meats in-house, including smoked turkey, roast beef, pastrami, roast pork and corned beef.

At the new Elwood’s, customers will be able to purchase these meats by the pound to take home.

What’s to drink? Coffees, mocktails and organic sodas

Elwood’s Shack has partnered with Dr. Bean’s Coffee Emporium to bring an upscale coffee bar to the restaurant. Now when you pop in for a breakfast sandwich, you will have more to choose from than a plain cup of joe. Cappuccinos, lattes and cold brews are all on the menu.

There is also a menu of mocktails. “We are calling it a ‘Moxie Bar,’” said Bednarski. “We have over 100 Monin syrups and will be running it like a real bar. Choose from signature mocktails like the “Cherry Bomb” or “Love Potion.”

Bednarski has also opted to serve a selection of Tractor organic beverages and sodas. “We will have 16 flavors — all of them all-natural with no GMOs,” said Bednarski.

Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer.

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Elwood’s Shack

Where: Two locations: 4040 Park Ave. and 4523 Summer Ave.

Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Memphis football coach Ryan Silverfield: 'We've got to play better football'

Memphis football coach Ryan Silverfield vividly remembers the last time Memphis and Missouri met, a 2018 game in Columbia that ended in a blowout 65-33 win for Missouri."My tail's still red from the butt-kicking they gave us," Silverfield said Monday. "At the time, we had pretty good ...

Memphis football coach Ryan Silverfield vividly remembers the last time Memphis and Missouri met, a 2018 game in Columbia that ended in a blowout 65-33 win for Missouri.

"My tail's still red from the butt-kicking they gave us," Silverfield said Monday. "At the time, we had pretty good running backs, we had one of the better O-lines in the country and we got our tails kicked. And I take full blame for that. It was bad."

Silverfield was the offensive line coach under Mike Norvell for that game in Columbia, but now he's Memphis' head coach as he prepares his team to play Missouri (3-0) on Saturday (6:30 p.m., ESPNU) in St. Louis.

A lot will be different from that 2018 matchup, of course — Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns to pace his Tigers — but Silverfield said Missouri's physicality stood out that day and also stood out when he watched their 30-27 win over No. 15 Kansas State on Saturday.

Missouri was the second team out of the AP poll this week, and Saturday presents an opportunity for Memphis to play in a marquee non-conference game against an SEC team coming in with lots of confidence.

"These are opportunities for us to go out there and put our best foot forward," Silverfield said. "And hopefully the end result is what we want. But it's exciting. And I think those are the type of games you want to play in. As the head coach here, as many challenges we can have, as many teams that we're playing that are close to being ranked, that's a better opportunity for us."

MOVING ON:Memphis football overcomes shaky performance to beat Navy and remain unbeaten

Memphis (3-0, 1-0 AAC) is undefeated but is coming off a narrow win against Navy. The Tigers entered that game as double-digit favorites but eked out a 28-24 win after a Navy comeback attempt came up a yard short of a first down with a few seconds to play.

Silverfield said he's happy about the winning start to the season, but he knows things have to improve moving forward.

"We've got to play better football in general," Silverfield said. "I don't care who our opponent is, if we're playing an FCS school, our preparation has to be better. Our game plan has to be better. Our tackling, the ability to own the football, that all has to be better or we have no chance the rest of our games. The process has to improve week by week. But at the end of the day, we'll take wins however they come."

Reach sports writer Jonah Dylan at [email protected] or on Twitter @thejonahdylan.

Graceland Visitor Causes Outraged After "Disrespectful" Act During Visit

Graceland welcomes millions of visitors annually. While many who make the pilgrimage to Elvis Presley's iconic Memphis, Tennessee, home to pay respect to The King are happy to abide by the site's rules, there are outliers. One such individual is going ...

Graceland welcomes millions of visitors annually. While many who make the pilgrimage to Elvis Presley's iconic Memphis, Tennessee, home to pay respect to The King are happy to abide by the site's rules, there are outliers. One such individual is going viral on TikTok for jumping into the pool and being escorted off of the property. The action, which took place in an area that was clearly marked as restricted, has made many Elvis Presley fans furious.

The video was taken by the jumper's wife, who posted the video to TikTok in early July 2023 along with the song "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley playing. During the video, the husband can be seen going over the pool fence, walking to the diving board, and jumping into the water. A security guard can be spotted running over to the area as it happens.

One comment on the video with 22.6k likes reads: "How is this funny? People are so disrespectful and I hope he got arrested."

The wife responded to that criticism with another video explaining how the couple thinks it's not disrespectful to jump into a pool because they believe that's what pools are for. "Elvis caught someone jumping in his pool once, and he never stopped them," the TikTok user claimed.

They went on to reveal that they weren't banned from Graceland. "By the way, we love Elvis," they added.

The wife posted a second video that shows the husband getting out of the pool and being removed from the property. Fans who didn't approve of the behavior chimed in, stating how rude they were being. One asked, "Why are people so entitled though?

Another asked, "What part of restricted area do y'all not understand?"

Some people said they'd be so embarrassed if their husband did that, while others stated that the pool is for museum use and not for swimming. "It’s pretty much a memorial," another added. "It is disrespectful."

While the scenario made a lot of people angry, it also got a lot of laughs. A few people joked that the trespasser "baptized himself in rock 'n' roll." Others called it "brag-worthy" and a bucket list item. Fans also seemed to think Elvis wouldn't be troubled by the visitor taking the plunge. "It's not like Elvis is using the pool," one person added.

The whole situation begs the question that often comes up these days: Would the jumper have done it if he wasn't being filmed? Let's just hope the event doesn't lead to the installation of a tall fence that hides the pool from law-abiding onlookers.

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Ja Morant makes first notable appearance since 25-game NBA suspension

Ja Morant has spent most of his offseason outside the public eye, save for of an occasional social media post, but the Memphis Grizzlies point guard was in New York on Saturday at the celebrity-filled Nike World Basketball Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City.It was the first notable public appearance from Morant since he was ...

Ja Morant has spent most of his offseason outside the public eye, save for of an occasional social media post, but the Memphis Grizzlies point guard was in New York on Saturday at the celebrity-filled Nike World Basketball Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

It was the first notable public appearance from Morant since he was suspended 25 games by the NBA in June for conduct detrimental to the league. Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Sue Bird, Dirk Nowitzki and Sheryl Swoops were among the Nike-endorsed basketball athletes in attendance.

The Nike World Basketball Festival is a two-day event that features some of the top high school players in the world in a tournament. Many of the top-ranked girls and boys in upcoming recruiting classes played in their respective championship games Saturday.

Morant and San Antonio Spurs No. 1 draft pick Victor Wembanyama served as honorary captains for the South Boys team. The South's opponent, the East team, had Booker and Durant as honorary captains.

In part of the statement Morant issued after the NBA announced his 25-game suspension, he pledged to be a better representation to his sponsors and brand.

Even with an eventful start to the offseason, Morant's Nike brand hasn't taken much of a hit. His "Ja 1" sneakers continue to be a hot commodity in Memphis. NBA players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and former Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks have already worn Ja 1s in games, and more players will likely join the fold when the upcoming season begins.

Because of the suspension, the earliest Morant himself can potentially wear his signature shoes in an NBA game is Dec. 19 against the New Orleans Pelicans. That will be the Grizzlies' 26th game of the season, and it will be nationally televised on TNT.

It's still unclear when Morant will be allowed to return around his Grizzlies teammates at team facilities. When Morant was suspended last season, he wasn't allowed to use team facilities, but because of the length of his 25-game hiatus, the NBA could allow Morant to return around the team before the end of his suspension to build up his basketball conditioning.

Morant has worked out with some of his Grizzlies teammates in the offseason at local Memphis-area high schools.

The Grizzlies will play their first preseason game on Oct. 8 (7 p.m., Bally Sports Southeast) against the Indiana Pacers. Regular season action will tip off on Oct. 25 against the Pelicans (7 p.m., Bally Sports Southeast).

Calkins: Hey, look! The Daily Memphian is 5! (But it wasn’t a piece of cake).

fifth anniversary Geoff Calkins The first day was hell. It’s gotten better (much better!) after that. By Geoff Calkins, Daily Memphian “Who starts up a newspaper these days? What a preposterous thing to do. But in just five years, The Daily Memphian has become one of the things that binds this city toge...

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“Who starts up a newspaper these days? What a preposterous thing to do. But in just five years, The Daily Memphian has become one of the things that binds this city together. That’s worth pausing to celebrate.”

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