Always Best Care 

Trusted and Reliable Senior Care Services

Always Best Care Values

Our Mission, Vision & Promise

What drives our passion for expert care services


Our Mission

To support our clients and their loved ones by providing the most reliable care services

Our Vision

To work as a united team providing the best senior care in the world, with the broadest range of services, and the most loving and consistent care anywhere


Our Promise

We are committed to providing you with the best care for your specific needs


Welcome to Always Best Care of Baton Rouge

Since 1996, Always Best Care has helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care and assisted living referral services. In select markets we’ve also added skilled home care for clients that suffer from illness or injury.

Our passion for helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle represents the strong foundation of Always Best Care. Every client receives extraordinary care in an inspiring environment with caring and compassionate people. Our Care Coordinators have worked with thousands of seniors across the country, and we’re always ready to help you!

Our vision:

The Always Best Care resources include an extensive library to help you make better informed decisions on senior care and more. Our vision is to work as a united TEAM providing the best senior care in the world – with the broadest range of services, and the most loving and consistent care anywhere.

Service coverage

Always Best Care Senior Services provides senior care in Baton Rouge, communities of Metro Baton Rouge area , including East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Denham Springs, and surrounding areas.

Call today (225) 771-8605
Or email [email protected]

10455 Jefferson Hwy, Suite 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. Shonda Boudet, the owners of Always Best Care-Baton Rouge, are local residents and take great pride in helping families care for their loved ones. Our goal is to join your family's journey and provide the absolute best care plan for your loved one. Our entire team has your loved ones best interests at heart, and we'll ensure that exceptional service and care is provided to all family members. All of our caregivers are carefully screened, thoroughly trained, bonded and insured to provide the safest and highest level of care. We have strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, senior communities and senior resources across our communities. We are ready and willing to serve all your special care needs today!

Care Consultation

The first step in our process includes a personal consultation with a Care Coordinator at no charge to you. In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs, create a detailed care plan, and work with you on financing and logistics.

The meeting will consist of:

  • A thorough discussion of your care needs
  • A highly detailed personal care plan
  • A discussion with you, or your loved one to determine how best to meet your requirements
  • Assistance with billing of insurance providers

Individual care plans are constantly being assessed and updated to meet physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of our clients.

We know that exceptional service sets us apart from all other home care companies. All of our team members and caregivers receive comprehensive training before being assigned to a care plan. Our standard is that "we only hire care providers we would have care for our own loved ones."

Always Best Care provides in-home care services from as little as one hour per day up to 24-hour care, and up to 7 days a week. Whatever your care needs are, Always Best Care is there for you.

Some key home care services we provide include:

  • Activities of daily living (dressing, personal care, bathing, incontinence care)
  • Meals cooked and served (for you and your spouse)
  • Transportation (medical appointments, errands, shopping, etc.)
  • Domestic services (laundry, cleaning, etc.)
  • Facilitate social outings and help maintain personal freedom

Please let one of our Care Coordinators meet with you to discuss your needs and to assist in developing a personalized care plan specific to the level of care you need.

Take the first step with us – contact your local Always Best Care representative today.

Our Advantage

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Team of Caring People

We are a team of caring and compassionate people working together to provide the best possible care for you and your loved ones

Care at Each Step of the Way

We have worked with thousands of seniors and their families across the U.S. and Canada, providing the best service each step of the way

Proven Track Record of Success

Our team of professional caregivers has a proven track record of providing expert care to seniors and people with specific needs

serving you

Service Coverage

Your local Always Best Care team helps families throughout Baton Rouge and surrounding areas



Tailored to Your Needs

Always Best Care In Home Care Services

Personal Care Services

  • 24-Hour Care​
    Always Best Care helps you find the perfect round-the-clock in-home care plan to fit your loved one’s circumstances and needs. 24-hour care is support that is available to anyone who needs extra help to carry on living at home. It can include help with shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing, dressing and all other daily tasks. The need for 24-hour care can be prompted by accident, illness, dementia, frailty, disability, or frailty caused by the aging process.
  • Bathing, Grooming
    & Dressing​
    Bathing, dressing and grooming play a large role in a senior’s daily routines. Maintaining good personal hygiene can be vital in preventing sickness, while dressing can impact an elderly individual’s self-esteem. Grooming and dressing are integral to the activities of daily living.
  • Cognitive Impairments​​
    Cognitive impairment is not an illness, but a description of someone’s condition. It means they have trouble with things like memory or paying attention. They might have trouble speaking or understanding. And they might have difficulty recognizing people, places or things, and might find new places or situations overwhelming.
  • Companionship​​
    Companionship care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home.
  • Errands & Transportation​​
    Help with errands, shopping, and transportation falls under the category of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). These skills are necessary in order to live independently and that all of us do once we are up, out of bed, dressed, and ready to start our day. Transportation services for seniors can help maintain a level of independence without the need for the senior to drive themselves.
  • Escort to Activities​
    Escorting a senior to activities can help them if they feel unsafe or uncomfortable in public without accompaniment. Many trips are often used to assist seniors to utilize the services of health professionals and agencies that they otherwise would not be able to access.
  • Hospice
    Support / End-of-Life​​
    Hospice care is for people who are nearing the end of life. The services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a person who is terminally ill by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
  • Hospital to Home​​
    Following a discharge from the hospital, the first three days are critical. During this time frame and beyond, the support given to a senior and their family play a vital role in the recovery process at home. A hospital-to-home program offers a comprehensive and flexible solution that can provide the physical and emotional support needed to recover safely and comfortably.
  • Incontinence / Toileting​​
    There are several types of incontinence, which include overflow incontinence, transient incontinence, stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and knowing a little about the different types can help the caretaker and the family make the best decisions about what levels of toileting assistance should be included in the care plan of their loved one.
  • Laundry Services​​
    For seniors, laundry can be a challenge. As people age, they may have less energy and stamina. One of the biggest benefits of laundry services is that they can help seniors stay independent. Laundry services can also help keep seniors healthy by ensuring the are wearing clean clothing.
  • Light Housekeeping​​
    Light housekeeping includes things like watering the plants, dusting of surfaces and knickknacks, as well as picking up newspapers, magazines and other clutter. It includes emptying the trash, vacuuming and sweeping of main walk areas. It can also include organizing drawers, shelves and closets. In a nutshell light housekeeping is completing the specific tasks required to tidy up areas that a client uses. Examples of what a light housekeeping service does not include are heavy-duty cleaning tasks that require moving heavy furniture, washing windows, cleaning carpets, or scrubbing floors. Nor does it cover outside chores, such as shoveling snow off sidewalks, raking, or mowing the grass.
  • Live-In Care​​
    Live-in care is for seniors who need around-the-clock assistance from a caregiver. Assistance is generally non-medical and includes such tasks as medication management, shopping, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADL). Though caregivers sleep at the senior’s residence, they generally aren’t required for assistance at night.
  • Meal Preparation​
    Meal preparation and eating healthy and nutritional food is important for seniors. Meal preparation assistance for the elderly is not just about cooking, but involves so much more. Maintaining a regular and consistent schedule can also play a role in emotional and physical health.
  • Medication Reminders​
    Medication reminders are a nonmedical service provided by a caregiver or a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). CNAs do not administer medications, or speak with a doctor or pharmacist about a senior’s medicine or regime—but they do ensure medication safety and regularity.
  • Mobility​
    Mobility is the ability to move or walk freely and easily — is critical for functioning well and living independently. As we age, we may experience changes to our mobility. There are many reasons for these changes, including changes in gait (how we walk), balance, and physical strength.
  • Nutrition Monitoring​​
    Nutrition is an important element of health in the older population and affects the aging process. The prevalence of malnutrition is increasing in this population and is associated with a decline in functional status, impaired muscle function, decreased bone mass, immune dysfunction, anemia, reduced cognitive function, poor wound healing, delayed recovery from surgery, higher hospital readmission rates, and mortality.
  • Overnight Care​​
    Overnight care revolves around a multitude of services which may include help using the restroom in the middle of the night, providing fluids and snacks in the evening, and assisting with preparing for bed. Elderly individuals may also receive help with transfer assistance throughout the night. Overnight caregivers can also prepare breakfast and offer morning care.
  • Safety Supervision​​
    Because more accidents occur inside the home than anywhere else, seniors and their caregivers must do everything in their power to make sure their homes are as safe and secure as possible. Some of the steps that can be taken to ensure homes are safe for seniors and their families include removing clutter, adding better lighting, rearranging cabinets and drawers, and assessing the safety risks of the bathroom.
  • Technology Assistance​​
    Technology can help the elderly live independently for longer by facilitating preventive care, early detection of, and response to, emerging health issues, as well as timely support for daily tasks. Technology offers a wide range of benefits to older adults. Seniors who use technology can also feel more connected to others, can be better engaged in the community and world around them, and be more informed about current events.
Our Team of Experts

Committed to Providing the Best Care & Support

Experienced Healthcare and Caregiving Professionals
  • Shonda Boudet

    Shonda Boudet

    Owner & CEO
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  • Brenda E. Michael

    Brenda E. Michael

    HR Generalist
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  • Tashara Harvey

    Tashara Harvey

    Strategic Recruitment Specialist
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  • Paula Manzke

    Paula Manzke

    Senior Care Coordinator
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  • Cynthia Leonard Salazar

    Cynthia Leonard Salazar

    Operations Assistant
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  • Claire Trahan

    Claire Trahan

    Client Liaison
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  • Shannon McClendon, RN, BSN

    Shannon McClendon, RN, BSN

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  • Roshare Sylvester

    Roshare Sylvester

    Staffing Coordinator
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  • DeeAnte’ Rucker

    DeeAnte’ Rucker

    Client Services Assistant
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  • Hal Holloway

    Hal Holloway

    Training Facilitator
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  • Jadye Clement

    Jadye Clement

    Support Liaison
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  • Tina Rogers

    Tina Rogers

    Business Development
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“My attendance Ms. Karli has been a God sent to for me. I’m VERY SATISFIED with the service I receive. Ms. Karli Is a very CONSCIENCE PERSON. If you all have more employees as her I feel everyone would get this type of review. She ???? and know what to do with me not having to tell her. She would make a great supervisor for your company. Please give her a raise. Sincerely Your, Arthur J. Ford Sr.”

A J.

“We’ve been using Always Best Care for about 5 months and all the people that have come into our home to help with my mother have had great. Our newest person, Sherry, is exceptional. My mother actually said “I had fun today.” I cannot tell you how happy those words made me. Thank you ABC!”

Laura H.

“I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Tina Rogers for a position at Always best care. From the moment, I walked into the room, Tina made me feel comfortable and at ease. She was well-prepared and asked thought-provoking questions that allowed me to showcase my qualifications and experience. Throughout the interview, Tina was attentive and engaged, and she took the time to thoroughly listen to my responses. She also provided valuable insights and feedback, which demonstrated her knowledge and expertise in the field. I appreciate her professionalism, and her ability to create a positive and productive interview experience. I look forward to continued conversations.”

G T.

“They have excellent trained professionals with a caring heart!”

Shad D.

“Always Best Care paired me with my awesome Caregiver, Ms C. I can’t say how often she has helped me get to places and straighten out my home. Can’t do without her.”

Robin F.

“Great company for my aunt’s long term care.”


“Belinda C, visits us on Mondays and Fridays, and she is well experienced. We are very pleased with her work while she is here. She helps with light house duty and assisting lady with duties. She interacts and is very social with the family and the patient. I believe she’s a good fit for our case.”

mary G.

“I have been with ABC for about 3 months now. I love my caregiver, Kelly Williams. She has been fantastic. I’m so grateful to have her.”

Amy A.

“Our family was incredibly impressed with the service we received from Always Best. Our caregivers were professional and took excellent care of my mom when she needed help following surgery. I highly recommend Always Best!”

Alison C.

“Having a service available to help coordinate my mother’s care post-surgery and rehab was invaluable.”

Jackie W.

“Great company who has reliable care givers, who arrive on time and are very nice. Thanks.”

Marcia E.

“Our experience with this company was outstanding. The caregivers were patient and compassionate and the office staff was amazing. They handled schedule changes with no problems! We really appreciated how they tried to keep the same caregiver with our mom day after day. We highly recommend this service.”

Vickie P.

“Arrive at Mrs Mary on time Arrive early for am Doctor appointment Assist with making the bed Remind me of my med’s Carry in all heavy grocery bags Change bed linens on Friday Runs all my errands”

Theresa B.

“We have worked with Always Best Care for several months. Outstanding and professional company. Their workers were all responsible and caring. We highly recommend”

Becky E.

“Caregiver Bre goes above and beyond to take care of patient.”

Michael M.

“My mother broke her foot and we needed extra help taking care of her needs while she was unable to get around. They sent over Karen who was wonderful. It was clear Karen knew what she was doing and was very patient and kind to my mother. We were glad to have the help when she needed it.”

Audrey T.

“I have learned and experienced a lot at Always Best Care. For example, how to be generous to others, how to be patient, and how to be compassionate to people.”

Linda A.

“I want to compliment our caregiver, Shalonda McGill. She has been an absolute Godsend for Tom and our family. Shalonda began working two days a week for us in September of 2021. Later, in November, she moved to four days a week. Although this means we have to pay overtime for some of her hours, we are more than willing to do so because we feel that she is worth it. From day one, she has been a shining example of all of the attributes you would look for in a caregiver. She is dependable, patient, kind, attentive, and frankly I could go on and on. HE has Advanced Parkinson’s Disease which has its unique set of challenges. One minute he may be in an “on” period where he is able to function somewhat and then the next minute he is in an “off” period where is unable to function much at all. Shalonda has learned this and has adapted her caregiving to match it. She is extremely compassionate and caring and he senses the empathy and good heart that she brings with her. He is very comfortable with her and she eases the emotional effects of his Parkinson’s Disease. She is lighthearted and soft spoken which works very well with him. The Claiborne has activities for its residents each day. Of course, he is unable to participate in most of them. But Shalanda makes sure that she takes him to the ones he can participate in. This helps keep his socialization with others ongoing instead of making him feel isolated. Shalonda seems to sense what is going on with Tom and adapts accordingly. Needless to say, we have begun to think of Shalonda as an extension of our family. We could not be more pleased with her as a caregiver of our precious loved one. I just wanted to give you this report for her personnel file. Shalonda is a wonderful representative of your company. I’m so thankful that you sent her to us.”

Igor V.

“I take this opportunity to express great compliments on the amazing quality of service of Carmen Howard who serves above our highest expectations. She is very timely, considerate, regularly checking that everything is okay, helps keeping bedroom and kitchen in good order and spotless condition, and is in addition very friendly and discrete. My wife likes her very much and does not see afternoons go by. She is very present but not invasive, my wife feeling no infringement of her privacy but total comfort. We are delighted! Many thanks and have a great day,”

Faith S.

“Always Best Care is one of the best care teams I have ever had the opportunity to work with. From the Reps to the Care givers . Very attentive in everything way. Customer Service is impeccable!!!”

Latasha L.

“As a marketer in senior living communities, I have recommended Always Best Care (ABC) to family members for the care giving services of their loved ones. ABC is well respected in this field, their caregivers are well trained and their administrative leadership strives for excellence in the care of seniors in our area. I highly recommend this company.”

Molly A.

“The team at Always Best Care is excellent. Their team members go above and beyond to help their clients and families.”

Kasey B.

“As a Vendor working with this company has been AMAZING! Working with inpatient physical rehab and hearing staff and patient feed back has been a joy! Every one from the Liaison to the Client services to the Administrator they all ROCK!”

Rylee R.

“I loved my time with ABC the staff is great the clients are amazing.”

Jennifer H.

“I don’t know about this company but it’s full of care and good teamwork God blessed your hands for caring each other ????????????❤️ Note by S.A”

Solange A.

“Their care service is great!! Very professional company.”

Melissa O.

“All the staff are very professional and caring. Wonderful group of people.”

Tricia S.

“Always Best Care of Metro Baton Rouge is pretty good. There’s some confusion on getting scheduled people here but they always work it out. We’ve used them for my mom for about a week a month ago and then I used them this week for several days. They feed, bathe, and dress my mom. The caregivers are caring and fairly efficient. The billing is OK. They send me the bill and deduct it from the checking account.”


“Always Best Care Senior Services has a wonderful team that loves and supports every client and each family member!”

Richlynn H.

“Always Best Care has been really helpful in helping my Mom. They are really improving their services and caregiving. Thanks Always Best Care.”

Frances K.

“How professional, amazing, and credible they really are!”

Cameron H.

“For the best in home care Always Best Care is the Agency to call. Shonda and her team are great!”

Ruben T.

“When my grandmother needed care we reached out to several agencies and interviewed the top recommended agencies in the Baton Rouge area. Always Best Care stood out. Not only did they take the time to walk us through my grandmothers care that she would need but they didn’t push us to get a caregiver for hours we didn’t need. They have a team of individuals that came out multiple times to check on my grandmothers care and even had an LPN and Social Worker on staff for other questions we had. They even assisted with finding the right home for my grandmother when the time came, free of service. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this company.”


“Amanda is great.ABC is a good place to work and to take care of your family members.Keep up the good work..”

Stacy H.

“By far the leader in home care but not just because of the trained professionals, but because the staff cares and it shows. Always Best Care Senior Services of Baton Rouge holds FREE community education each month, they do family training and most importantly quality assurance to make sure each client is getting what they need and deserve.”

Stacey P.

“We had at least two other agencies, and they did some things that were not satisfactory. Our daughter got in touch with the people at Always Best Care. They sent someone that is well trained, and they come in with a uniform. They just gave us good care. They come in to do some cleanup. With my disability, they come to take care of my needs like giving me a bath. I’m very satisfied with the management. The caregiver is good, although we did have one disappointment which is to be expected. The rest has been very good.”


“Shonda is dedicated to helping families and the loved ones as they age. I wish I had known about her services before my Grandmother was placed into an assisted living facility. It would have saved me and my family a lot of time and regret.”

David M.

“It has been great having this company to work with us in such a professional manner.”

Robbin C.

“Always Best Care did a wonderful job of caring for my husband over the past couple of years. He looked forward to their daily visits and it gave me peace of mind knowing that he was in good hands in my absence. Every one was so kind and thoughful and professional. I highly recommend them to help care for yourloved ones.”


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Our Story

In the mid-1990’s, just outside of Sacramento, California, Michael Newman felt frustrated by the lack of resources for seniors in his community. An owner and operator of facilities for seniors, he saw many seniors and their loved ones arrive at his facilities confused and overwhelmed after trying to find the right assisted living community. This frustration eventually shaped his vision: To create a company that would serve seniors in the community by providing trusted care, compassionate support, and professional advice.

In 1996, Michael acted on his vision and founded Always Best Care. Since that time, Always Best Care has become one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, senior living referral services and home health care. Always Best Care was formed with the belief and agenda of taking the burden off of the families’ shoulders and putting it on our own. People with passion have made Always Best Care what it is today. Although times may change, our foundation never will.

Michael Newman believes that a successful senior care company is built on successful relationships at every level, in all directions. The things that make every relationship work make business relationships work too – caring, trust, respect, and communication. These are the values that guide our relationships with our clients, franchisees, employees, vendors, our community, and everyone we touch. Caring relationships are the foundation of our work – a sincere concern for the betterment of life that goes beyond just doing what is required, but doing the most we can for the seniors entrusted to our care.

Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and today provides services through a network of more than 225 franchised territories across the United States and Canada.

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