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Always Best Care 

Trusted and Reliable Senior Care Services

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Always Best Care Values

Our Mission, Vision & Promise

What drives our passion for expert care services

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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

ABOUT US

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.

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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

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Service Coverage

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

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ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU ALWAYS BEST CARE

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.
MEET OUR TEAM
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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  • Tayshara Harvey

    Tayshara Harvey

    Strategic Recruitment Specialist
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  • Paula Manzke, L.S.W.

    Paula Manzke, L.S.W.

    Senior Care Coordinator
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  • Cynthia Leonard Salazar

    Cynthia Leonard Salazar

    Operations Assistant
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  • Shannon McClendon, RN, BSN

    Shannon McClendon, RN, BSN

    Administrator
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  • Roshare Sylvester

    Roshare Sylvester

    Staffing Coordinator
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  • Hal Holloway

    Hal Holloway

    Training Facilitator
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  • Jadye Clement

    Jadye Clement

    Support Liaison
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  • Kirstin Richard

    Kirstin Richard

    HR Manager
  • Laura Bickham

    Laura Bickham

    Service Enrichment Manager (S.E.M.)
  • Heather Flippen

    Heather Flippen

    Community Liaison
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  • Salena Passafiume

    Salena Passafiume

    Client Care Liaison
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  • Don Brooks

    Don Brooks

    Administrative Assistant
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“Roshare Sylvester Is the best over here!! She’s been here for years,so helpful always so sweet/understanding❤️she’s very respectful.‼️‼️”

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“My name is James and I’m a client of Best Care always best care. I have been inclined for a good while and since I’ve been a client I have received the best of care. My caregiver is Courtney and he is a blessing and has been a blessing to me. I am very satisfied with the service that he has rendered and I wouldn’t trade him for nothing. I think Best Care for the courtesy and attention they have rendered to me and I’ll continue to keep them in my prayers and for them to continue to render a good service to those of us who need it. I thank God for all of you and for Courtney keep up the good work God bless you.”

James H.
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“Our caregiver Chayne Waller is great with my husband. Thank you so much.”

shelia R.
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“The team at Always Best Care provides quality care and took the time to ensure that my mother has a caregiver that best suits her needs. Ms. Linda is punctual, exhibits professionalism, and takes initiative to ensure my mother is well taken care of. She has unique and effective ideas that make Mama’s life easier. I hear her and Mama laughing and talking and it makes my heart swell. Ms. Linda and Always Best Care are a blessing!”

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“HELLO…I AM NICHOLAS J TALBERT A DIS-ABLE VETERAN … THE CANCERS I HAVE BEEN GOING TO WAR WITH CAME EXTREMELY MORE MANAGEABLE ONCE I RECEIVED CARE FROM MZ FLETCHER I CANT BEGIN TO TEL ANYONE HOW BEST CARES TOP CAREGIVERS REALLY CARE …. THAT STATEMENT ALONE SPPEAKS VOLUMES …. THEY ACTUALLY DO ALL ALL ALL OF THERE DUTIES … LISTEN PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE WAYS TO LET ONE KNOW ITS NOT JUST A JOB …. SOLDIERS IF ANY OF YOU ARE READY THIS …. BIG RED ONE ..(combat proven) 3RD HEARD FT RILEY KS. …. I SPEAK TRUTH MY CAREGIVERS FROM ALWAYS BEST CARE IS TOP NOTCH …. THE IMMEDIATE AND STAFF … THEY ACTUALLY RESPOND BACK IMMEDIATELY IM SIMPLY SAYING I DID NOT GO WRONG IN ALLOWING MZ FLETCHER AT ALWAYS BEST CARE UNDER MZ PAULA TO TAKE CARE OF THIS SOLDIER!!! BIG RED ONE SCOUTS OUT FA”

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“Always Best Care has worked very hard with our family to provide what was needed to keep my mom at my home. Our Case Manager Paula checks in with us routinely to make sure our needs are being met. She found a special Angel named Paula Batiste to help me on Tuesday & Thursday. My husband & I look forward to her smile when she enters the door. Mom loves her. She is hard working & patient. I am confident when I run errands that mom is well taken care of. I don’t know what we would do without her. She is a member of our family now. ❤️❤️❤️”

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“I am a veteran of the Vietnam War and I have service’s with Always Best Care. My caregiver is Karli. She is very professional, kind, respectful and has sweet personality. She does an excellent job and takes great care of me. B. Berniard”

Paula M.
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“I have been with always best care for a couple of years now the office staff is doing amazing job keep up the good work you guys ????????????”

Shelita H.
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“I really enjoy working for Always, I have two great patients wouldn’t change them for no one, Staff r very friendly n knowledgeable.”

Elizabeth S.
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“Awesome Staff ????”

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“I’ve been at ABC since November 2022. When I first walked in I was greeted very politely by Dee… upon interviewing with Tay she asked so many knowledgeable questions about my experience in healthcare. Ro and Jade in scheduling are the boom. They work with you in getting the schedule to fit your needs. So far working with the staff at ABC has been a breeze. I would recommend them. I can offer so many suggestions but it will go over their heads. I love my ABC co workers would trade them for some more money tho????.”

sundari J.
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“I love working here. The front office has been so helpful when ever I can’t find a clients house or when I just need to ask a question.”

Shelby J.
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“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care of Metro Baton Rouge was very responsive. They had trouble getting weekend help. Somebody was supposed to come last Saturday and didn't. They didn't come the previous Saturday. So we've only had help on Sundays with them. In fact, I got to call today and see if they're lined up for this weekend. You just remind them. Mom and Dad had been happy. I know they go through an extensive screening process. They help get Mom to the bathroom, get her dressed, take care of her, and are very attentive to her. They mop the floors on their own. They're trying to stay busy.”

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“Jacqueline Tomlinson takes care of my dad he’s a vet she’s always there with a smile we all love her she always gives him the best care his name is Jimmy Guidroz”

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“I feel so at ease leaving my house and army veteran husband with Jacqueline Tomlinson, she takes the task upon herself. She feels like she’s part of the family. Very satisfied and appreciate her from the bottom of my heart.”

Cathie G.
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“Jacqueline Tomlinson is absolutely the best we feel so comfortable with her her. She takes care of my army veteran grandfather he’s gets the upmost best care with her, she so helpful for him around the house.”

Victoria M.
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“They are a terrific home care agency and they’ve got the best caregivers in BR. I would highly recommend them.”

Christina S.
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“I love the staff and the services provided. I would like to thank Ms. Jayde, Ms.Roshare for their compassionate manner which they extend to my family and solutions they offer are amazing. Rochelle is the caregiver in my home and we all love her. Rochelle has the most positive energy and attitude! Paula is a joy to speak with & helpful making sure my family member needs are being attended.”

Sheryl D.
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“My husband who has Alzheimer’s, has been a client through the VA with ABC for several years. Yvette has been his caregiver for over a year and a half and she has been a lifesaver. Yvette is not only very capable and reliable, she is compassionate and empathetic. I am very grateful to have Yvette helping me and my husband through a very difficult journey. Saying thank you does not fully express how truly grateful I am.”

Mickey B.
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“I’m a 54 yr old Marine Veteran with Stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma Cancer. I’ve been using the services of Always Best Care for almost Two years. They were able to secure permanent aids for me after another company failed to do so. They have been a great company to work with. A year ago, one particular aid started working with me and that’s Alana. Wow, if only all employees everywhere could follow her example, her dependability, her work ethics, and her kindness. She has become part of the family and the rest of my family would love the opportunity to steal her away in a minute! She’s made quite an impression. If only I could return my gratefulness somewhat by expressing how valuable she is to the company and me. Now, another lady, Sherry, has come along to help on my Thursdays. Another hard worker, sweet personality, and so far, dependable as well. Thank you Always Best Care for all you do! Thank you Mrs Paula, Alana, and Sherry for making my life more comfortable week by week.”

James M.
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“Overall experience has been exceptional. The staff works over and beyond to address my needs. I would like to point out that Ms. Paula is great with staying on top of administrative is with regards to the VA. In addition, Ms. Brooks who is my current CNA is very personal as well as professional. She has a positive frame of mind when she walks in my home. Her attitude helps me to get through the rest of the day.”

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“Been an employee here has been great. The staff is wonderful, helpful, understanding and supportive to their cate givers care”

Deshanne P.
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“Very nice company to work for. They take pride in their clients.”

avis M.
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“Always Best Care provides excellent service for my elderly parents! Highly recommend ABC to everyone looking for assistance for their family members. With their services my parents are able to live happily in their home rather than an assisted living facility. Thank you!!”

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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.”

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A VISION, A BELIEF, AND A GOAL

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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