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Home Care In Sterrett, AL

Home Care Sterrett, AL

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Sterrett, AL is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“I am a current client of this provider They just provide good communication. One thing I like about the agency is they are reliable.”

David L.
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“I am a current client of this provider The lady who comes during the week is just awesome he name is Colandra she does a wonderful job. I like that they are reliable and they are well-trained and it has been a good experience having them.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They do everything for her. They are conscientious people.”

Carey H.
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“I am a past client of this provider The client liked them coming and they were good. I had several services and they have been the best. The caregivers exercised with the client. I had a list of exercises I wanted them to do with him every day and they helped him with that. I liked that they were prompt and knowledgeable about what they were doing. I also liked that the trainer came and told the CNAs exactly what to do.”

Janice C.
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“I am a current client of this provider It really depends on who shows up. They would need to be consistent with the caregivers.”

Kathy W.
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“I am a current client of this provider My mother is very ill and cannot take care of herself, so she has 24/7 service. Having someone look after her provided us with a sense of security and relief. I would recommend them because they are good at communicating and are easy to reach and discuss things with.”

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“Working with seniors at Always Best Care Senior Services gives me a good feeling...to know you have made them happy and see them smile. It's a great feeling when you have served them, and they can't wait for you to return!”

Luis C.
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“Good morning, Jennifer. Thank you so much for all that you did for my mother-in-law and the family. You bring such a caring and loving service.”

Jona G.
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“Great service!The best care service ever!I am looking forward to getting old!”

Catherine S.
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“I chose to work for Always Best Care ABC because they are personable with clients and workers. From the outset they have assisted me with everything I needed! Before I begin with a new client, they share details of the care plan (even about the animals & family members). On occasion, while on duty I have been visited by the office staff to check in on things. I see them love on the client just like I do! It’s not a question of why Always Best Care. My question would be why NOT Always Best Care? I’m ecstatic about Always Best Care and I tell all my friends. I’m trying to bring them all aboard!”

Patrick S.
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“Jeannie is extremely capable and treats and cares for Alice like she’s her own family/ She is thorough and firm, yet gentle and respectful/ She is also good about keeping me informed about things that transpire during the day while she is providing care in my absence, which helps me feel a level of comfort that Alice is being well cared for!”

Max B.
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“Happy 10th Anniversary to Always Best Care, who I love working for! Always Best Care has placed me with the sweetest clients; I am equipped with the knowledge I need to take care of every client. The staff at the office is loving and kind. Mrs. Jennifer, franchise owner, is a very sweet and caring person. So, since I love working with the elderly and with people in general, Always Best Care is the BEST place for me to be!”

Ieva J.
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“I hate the idea of the elderly being locked away in nursing homes against their will. I am happy to work for Always Best Care because I love helping the elderly remain at home longer. I've been caregiving for 21 years now but never have I worked with a group of people that are so passionate about the work they are doing. I'm blessed to be able to work for such a compassionate group of people that go above and beyond not only for the clients but for the caregiver as well.”

John D.
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“I am a current client of this provider They have really good caregivers. They are a compassionate company. They know what is needed.”

Barbara C.
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“A friend of mine told me about Always Best Care. I am good with everything; I don't have a reason not to. I like that so far, they keep me working & some of the employees I like very much, & they are Dale and Autum. They are very kind to me. Whatever they are willing to give me, I will take.”

Anna N.
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“I am a current client of this provider They show up. They have great caregivers.”

Adeline W.
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“She seems to be doing well. Some days are better than others but for the most part she is doing good. Thanks for all you and your staff do. It's a big help knowing she has a person coming by to help her.”

Eric M.
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“This is to say that Shamika has been a good nurse to me. She has been very patient and informative about my situation. She has a very pleasant attitude and is always happy. It's been an incredibly good experience, so far.”

Emily G.
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“Marianne always does a great job for me. She really looks after me. She is never late and is very faithful to taking care of my needs. I can tell that Marianne is really concerned about me!”

Caroline T.
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“Aniyah gets huge praises from mother for her maturity, tenacity and doing the "right thing.” Please tell her thank very much. You have an excellent employee. Also, I want to highly recommend Laquita for the great job she did with mother yesterday. There is one more excellent person on your team that I would like to give praises to and that is Christy. She is the most pleasant, helpful, and proficient person that I have come in contact within a business in a long time. She is always extremely professional. Your staff has been exceptional. Kudos!”

Nick A.
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“Jennifer I am writing to give Always Best Care my highest recommendation. I have worked with the team there at Always Best care for many months and they have been wonderful/ They are always available when I need them. The caregivers have been reliable, kind and willing to do anything I ask. All the employees have been exceptional and professional. Everyone I have encountered has clearly shown pride in doing an outstanding job. In every instance, their employees have been a great help to me. I would be happy to talk to anyone who has questions about my experiences with Always Best Care.”

Russ H.
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“Norma Jean is such good company, She likes to talk and so do I. I am very comfortable with her and think she likes me, too. I also really like Florence. She is so cute and nice. Recently, she dropped what she was doing and drove me to the hairdresser. I really appreciated that! She pops in and brings me gifts too!”

Kyler W.
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“I love working there, especially with the boss, Andrew. He is very friendly. I like that they understand my background. I am happy that they understand me because that is what let me be effective. Their training is super! I never knew about training back where I come from, so it has opened my eyes. From time to time, they give me gift cards! I think I have one or two certificates from them saying thank you for my hard work too. Everyone in the office receives me very warmly and it is realness. I am very caring individual, so I can fill the needs for someone else. For me, it comes naturally.”

Kristy C.
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“Always Best Care responded quickly to our request for help with my 92-year-old father when the previous worker quit unexpectedly. I found everyone to be punctual and very professional in all aspects of the service.”

Bailey B.
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“Debbie has the eyes of an angel!  She has been so helpful to me. When she told me “We’ve got this!”. I was so relieved. Debbie has been very comforting and encouraging at a difficult time for me and my mother.”

Stephanie R.
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“They have given me the most by providing care for my father. They do meal prep, laundry, help him with exercises and bathe him. I appreciate their willingness and that they will do whatever is asked of them.”

Jacob L.
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“The staff that comes to my house are what I like about this agency. They were good about giving me information regarding my cancer. They have been courteous and prompt. I appreciate the communication from them and their knowledge.”

Reza S.
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“Kinyatta arrives with an aura of peace and rest and competence. It affects all her surroundings, pervading our home and circumstances, and I find rest just knowing she is here. She is intuitive when reacting to my husband’s responses, which are different from his responses before Alzheimer’s disease. I have learned much from her about taking challenging situations more slowly and calmly and always kindly. Heartfelt appreciation to her and to Always Best Care for hiring someone of such great character and ability!”

Lizeth C.
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“Surlina is an excellent caregiver. I enjoy being with her. She is a lovely lady who makes my day!”

Guild C.
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“Hello, Jennifer. Thanks for all your help. You and your staff are so polite and quick to respond. Thank you.”

Lauren O.
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“CeCe was extremely helpful yesterday and I am so glad she was with Mom when the incident occurred. She is an asset to Always Best Care.”

Kristine S.
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“They help my mother with her showers and food. The caregivers will even help with her exercises. I had tried some other companies, but Always Best Care has a good reputation.”

Arnold R.
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“I love Eloise! She does a great job for me and is a sweetheart. Eloise is like one of my family members.”

Greg B.
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“My caregiver, Eloise, is my wonderful friend. We enjoy being together. She cares about me and I love her dearly.”

Corliss J.
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“I like that the staff is friendly, and they answer any questions you need. We have yearly online classes, so the flexibility is wonderful. They send out emails and bonuses; I appreciate just the recognition of being told, Thank you. The office staff has been helpful in sending me information I need in a timely manner. I appreciate that they make sure the demographic of the client and the caregivers are compatible.”

Christopher M.
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“I like the people that were in the office when I went to apply for a job. If you have a problem, they help you out in whatever you may need. I have learned a lot while working for this company, things that I did not know before. The company acknowledges and thanks me when I go above and beyond my job. The office staff is caring, kind and friendly. They have helped me by getting me the things that I need. When going to a new client they explain to me what the client  has gone through that way I know that I am knowledgable before entering the home.”

Maigan S.
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“Ankle is doing great and I'm up and around, running errands, etc!  I cannot (again) thank you so much for helping me out and making this happen. I know it was a longer day then Kathy had hoped, but she was a trooper for sure. I will give you a call again when I have the ACL done!”

Roxann B.
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“Thank you for your continued support and the great support your caregivers are providing to my mother. Much of her progress is directly due to the care she received from your concerned and helpful staff. We would like to recognize Veronica and Arianna. They have both gone above and beyond their duties in caring for my mom and they epitomize your company name. Again, thanks for all you do.”

drew S.
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“Thank you for your continued support and the great support your caregivers are providing to my mother. Much of her progress is directly due to the care she received from your concerned and helpful staff. We would like to recognize Veronica and Arianna. They have both gone above and beyond their duties in caring for my mom and they epitomize your company name. Again, thanks for all you do.”

drew S.
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“Florence, I just must tell you how much I appreciate what you did for me this afternoon. That was such a thoughtful thing for you to do, and so helpful to me! I have taken the prescription, and I feel so much better already! It was such a timely thing for you to do for me, and I know it cut into your schedule for the afternoon, but I just can’t tell you how much it helped me! I was a bit ‘unsettled’ about what to do when you unexpectedly offered to go get it for me. It was a very kind thing for you to do, and I deeply appreciate it. Do come back when you have time to stay and have a hot cup of something!”

tamara S.
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“Florence, I just must tell you how much I appreciate what you did for me this afternoon. That was such a thoughtful thing for you to do, and so helpful to me! I have taken the prescription, and I feel so much better already! It was such a timely thing for you to do for me, and I know it cut into your schedule for the afternoon, but I just can’t tell you how much it helped me! I was a bit ‘unsettled’ about what to do when you unexpectedly offered to go get it for me. It was a very kind thing for you to do, and I deeply appreciate it. Do come back when you have time to stay and have a hot cup of something!”

tamara S.
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“Always Best Care has awesome cooperation with me. The services help me in my day to day life because the caregivers help me around the house. They also drive me around which I appreciate. The office staff has good communication with me and answer my questions.”

Chris T.
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“I've recommended the company to two other people. Everyone was wonderful. The caregivers were responsive to my mother’s needs, like washing dishes and clothes. Caregiver Marilyn K. went above and beyond for my mother. The office staff was always available and kept me up to date on scheduling.”

Steve O.
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“Eloise is just heaven sent. She is so nurturing to my mother. Eloise has a calming spirit that my mother and I just love. Thank you so much for sending Eloise to us.”

Miles G.
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“Dee, as Mr. and Mrs. Keel call her, is working out simply fine. We are incredibly pleased with the work she is doing for us. Dee went above and beyond whatever we asked her to do.”

Liesa F.
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“Very responsive to our needs Jamie Wise and the sitters we have gotten through Always Best Care have been so caring, attentive and well-spoken. They are wonderful individuals with a lot of experience caring for the elderly. Always Best Care is always available and responsive to our needs. It is so nice to have them to turn to for help with my mother. It takes a lot of burden off my shoulders.”

Matthew H.
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“Lenora made my day!!! I was at home this morning feeling sad and lost after the demise of a patient I took care of for almost a year. Lenora’s call was assuring, encouraging, and made me feel somebody out their cares, it made a huge difference. We are blessed to have her in our midst and appreciate all she is doing.”

Nicole F.
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“Mostly, what we like, is the caregiver that Mama has. The services have been great, and we are happy with her particular caregiver.”

Younger H.
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“You all have been OUTSTANDING! Marilyn K. has really stood out as a caregiver. I have sung your company's praises here at church and in our neighborhood. Since my husband and I work full-time, I have been so grateful to find a company like yours that can step in and help out and allow us to continue working. My hope is that mother will begin to get stronger in the next couple of weeks and be able to live ‘independently’ in Assisted Living in the very near future. Thank you again for your excellent care!”

azadeh B.
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“This company was referred to me by a friend. I like that they will work with me are flexible with my schedule! They even send out emails saying, “Thank you and will give out gift cards!” They have helped me by calling me back quickly when I leave a message. I like that they are down to earth.”

Silvia B.
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“I like the professional attitude of the folks who came out. They were very, very attentive.”

Sam N.
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“We are doing very well with Ms. Alaccia D., who has been a hit with Mom.”

Sierra S.
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“I would recommend them because they provide personalized care. My mom had very low functionality from a fall, and they helped her recover to function again. They knew her needs and could meet them. They engaged her in brain stimulating activities. One of the directors took her to church a few times and we really appreciated that. They made her feel better about herself. They have been wonderful!”

Dionne C.
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“My caregivers, Carmen and Camry, are two very gifted and educated professionals with whom I love working. They really take care of me. Both have worked with me for many years and they always go above and beyond to help me.”

Cam M.
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“Carmen Brown and Camry Brown are so helpful, talented and true professionals! Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a tricky disease and Carmen and Camry have a keen insight on how to work with me. John and I are profoundly grateful. Please thank everyone else at ABC for us too. Take care!”

Christina S.
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“They do a perfect job matching the caregivers with the clients. I have two different ones and they are great. They are generous and helpful.”

Patrick M.
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“Dear Jennifer, our dear Sister, Mary Henderson that you worked with passed away December 2016. Thank you for all the wonderful care that you give to so many.”

Robert L.
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“I am a past client of this provider I heard from them from friends. They were excellent caregivers. They had excellent follow-up.”

Charlotte M.
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“I really liked that they were reliable and that someone always came when they were supposed to be here.”

Martin H.
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“Debbie made everything incredibly easy! Everyone has been fantastic! We adored Carla! The attention to detail has been wonderful. The level of care & attention to detail has matched the price. We're very happy!”

Marco B.
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“I chose to work for them because I am in nursing school and another student gave me information on the agency. I like the fact that they work with my schedule and my clients so far are clients I know I can work with. The training from orientation tied back into nursing school. Their online courses help remind me of things that may escape me. Every time I clock out, I get my kudos. The agency also sends out emails. I reach out to the staff all the time and they know who I am immediately. I have not had a client who did not appreciate what I was there to do. They match me just fine.”

Kevin M.
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“Shulunda is terrific and is making a great, positive impact. She is an awesome clinician who cares deeply about the total care of my Mom. Shulunda is consistently professional, detailed and compassionate.”

Kyle F.
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“I chose to work for Always Best Care because I was looking for a company that had more opportunities. I would recommend them because I love that they work around my schedule. I like that they did hands-on training and then they we had some videos. The training on dementia and things like that in case we had a client with something like that. They reach out to me and tell me they appreciate the work that I do. I love the office staff, they are amazing. They are very responsive and they will always find the answer for me.”

Ray D.
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“I would give Always Best Care a 10/10 rating because I like the communication! The training I received was fun and vibrant. My accomplishments are recognized with Care Coins that are redeemable for gift cards. I like the office support staff because they always call me back. They match me with my skill set, so the clients are a good fit for me.”

Ruby R.
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“I chose to work for Always Best Care because I wanted to get more experience in the healthcare business. I like working with the senior citizens. I like working one on one. I am still going through my training. I am still learning. If I am a good worker, I get a bonus. They show appreciation if we are good workers. When I call the office about issues, they always help me. I appreciate that they let me know up front about the client and how they fit with my needs. They match me with people they think will match.”

Aaron L.
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“LaToshia is OUTSTANDING!”

Bob C.
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“Good morning Mrs. Jennifer! I want to take time out to say "Thank You" for the generous gift. It was totally unexpected, but most of all, it was a true blessing. It’s such an honor to work for a leader that not only have her company, clients, and family members best interest at heart, but her employees. Thank you for your many unseen sacrifices. May God bless you and staff beyond what you could ever imagine or think of. Have a wonderful bless day!!”

Arianna W.
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“Arianna Rogers is super! We had such a good time together! After having surgery, it was great to get out and have some laughs. I will always speak highly of Always Best Care.”

Matt R.
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“Thank you again. You have been wonderful.”

Melanie Z.
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“They follow up and make sure everything is going okay, and if you have any issues, they take it head on and get it straightened out without any issues in between. They are very quick to solve a problem.”

Kenny M.
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“Last time, I had to call off last minute because of a car emergency, and they were very understanding. The company has a lot of different prizes and cash rewards for their employees. They also do employee of the month.”

David K.
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“I selected them because I felt like we could trust them. I like them because they follow up on everything. We have liked all our caregivers. It has been very helpful because someone can take care of mom now. They make sure she takes medicine, takes care of her needs, showers her and dresses her. They take her to places she needs to go. The caregivers communicate what is going on. They will call me if she doesn't answer the door. We look for someone who is trustworthy and does the work they should be doing.”

Michael C.
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“For my father, his mental health is doing much better, he has a really good time being with the girls that makes him laugh!”

Jaylin J.
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“I chose to work for Always Best Care because I like that the schedule is flexible. I appreciate that they make sure I am happy. The office staff has always answered my questions in a timely manner. The computer-based training is ‘as you go.’ My accomplishments are recognized with Care Coins, used to buy gift cards.”

Timothy V.
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“Thank you so much for your kindness and the beautiful floral arrangement…expression of love. We thank you Jennifer & Always Best Care Staff for all the love that you showed Mommy!”

Jacob C.
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“I chose to work for them because I always heard good things about them, I saw good reviews. I like the fact that the clients are number one, they are very nice. I have someone go with me to meet the clients. I was trained very well. I get coins every time I do good. I talk to the office all the time. I like that no matter what time I call, someone will answer. I like that I get matched with some good clients.”

Anna P.
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“Jennifer, we had a wonderful funeral for my Dad yesterday. Monica Clark joined us-she is someone incredibly special (now to the family) that is God’s gift to her work. Thanks again for your services we were incredibly pleased with the outstanding care provided.”

Daniel R.
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“This is Laclement Gamble and I wanted to take the time to brag on a few employees, Shamika Nail, Tracy Polk and Shulunda Henley. They have been wonderful to me and putting up with my stubbornness. They even took the time out to show me how to take care of my own foot.”

Charlie B.
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“Vanessa provides a high level of service and was invaluable. We recommend her to your other customers.”

Monica B.
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“My Dad selected them for my Mom, and I would recommend Always Best Care because I like their responsiveness. I would say they have impacted our daily lives by following up and expressing concern. The caregivers help with anything that is needed, if they see a problem they will jump in and help. I appreciate their empathy. I like the office staff because of their availability.”

Joelle F.
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“I would recommend Always Best Care because they were reliable and had accountability. It was helpful to me that someone was here watching and assisting my mom. The office staff was very responsive and very communicative.”

Eunice J.
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“Daffeney is great and my friend! She is so good to me! She makes sure I’m getting my walks in and is right there with me and takes me to all my appointments.”

David S.
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“I chose to work with Always Best Care because I was working with a nursing home and looking for a second job. I love the administrators; they are nice and sweet. When you have a new client, there is someone already there, or who will be there to help with the new client. I like that I communicate with them every day, and they offer bonuses and incentives. If I have a question, there is always someone available even at after hours. The clients and I get along so well because I try to go above for them.”

Ben G.
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“Your case manager, Audrey Davis, is FABULOUS! She goes above and beyond the call of duty. I cannot begin to express how happy I am with her initiative and attention to detail. I am extremely impressed with her!”

Natasha A.
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“Thank you so much Jennifer. You have been a great resource for my family during these last few years of my mother’s life. We appreciate you very much”

Niaya T.
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“Thank you so much. You and your employees have been fantastic, and it is greatly appreciated.”

Jackie P.
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“I chose Always Best Care because they were one of the top-rated agencies in the Birmingham area. The office staff is excellent. I work nightshift, and they have been pretty accommodating with contacting me during the hours I am usually able to talk or getting back with me whenever I leave a message. My grandmother is almost 95; she is stubborn, set in her ways, and has dementia. Sometimes it's hard to get her moving, out of bed, or to do anything. The caregiver is very patient with her. Overall, she likes having a different companion than the family member that was staying there. Having someone different in the house has been a lot better.”

Simon R.
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“Good morning, I want to commend Eloise Shaw on a great job. She is such a hard worker and is always smiling. She obviously cares about her work and the people she serves.”

Scott M.
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“They are always on time, attentive, and they did what they said they would when they said they would. I liked that the caregivers were all very kind, attentive, and they took care of mom. You could tell they were attentive. The caregivers helped with everything like preparing meals, showering, and moving about they also kept the house neat.”

Adam D.
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“I recommend Always Best Care because they have great customer service. If there's a problem, they can resolve it quickly. The office staff is great at communication and they're always on time. The caregivers do a lot of things well. They're great at cooking. They manage Ken's body size well. They're very consistent and experienced at what they do. They're very patient and kind.”

Raul F.
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“Dear friends at Always Best Care, Thank you so much for the special birthday greetings for my 99th birthday. Your thoughtfulness and kindness in my recent hospital stay was an extra blessing. May God continue to bless every one of you”

Matt B.
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“D.M. does an excellent job with my dad! When we can have her scheduled to return, we would welcome her!”

Catherine R.
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“We are doing very well with Ms. Alaccia D., who has been a hit with Mom.”

Otto B.
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“I take pride in providing the best quality care and also for working hard for this company; Thank you so much for Recognizing my service.”

Katie C.
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“I like that the office people are really nice and they match us with good patients. I liked that the person who trained me gave helpful information so that I would know what to do when I go into a client's house. They show me lots of love and they show me they care by telling me thank you. When I need them, they are always there for me. I show my clients a lot of care, as if they were my own mother and father.”

Vance L.
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“We love Jameia so much.We want to keep her forever. She does a wonderful job and is so good about anticipating our needs.”

Denise B.
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“We really like Brenda S. and Bertha S.! They engage with my grandparents on a daily basis and have the skills to be observant. They can understand what they observe and can anticipate the needs before they arise. They show up prepared and operate in a way that shows dignity and respect. Autum and Jaleesa are on top of things. There is always someone there to answer the phone.”

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“We really like Brenda S. and Bertha S.! They engage with my grandparents on a daily basis and have the skills to be observant. They can understand what they observe and can anticipate the needs before they arise. They show up prepared and operate in a way that shows dignity and respect. Autum and Jaleesa are on top of things. There is always someone there to answer the phone.”

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“I chose to work at Always Best Care because they have a high-quality service, and they take care of their employees. I would recommend them because they are approachable and accommodate you well. When recognizing our accomplishments, I think they go over and beyond my expectations. They do well to maintain their professionalism. They pay attention to the needs and feedback of the clients; I feel they observe the needs of the caregivers as well.”

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“Hey y’all! I’m just leaving the client’s house and wanted to tell you that Alaccia D. is amazing and so very kind. The family said that she is one of the kindest people on the Earth.”

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“You are so welcome! I truly enjoy working with Always Best Care!”

Charlotte F.
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“It is a good company to work with. They are polite and you can talk to them about a situation, and they resolve it. I have recommended a lot of people to them. They recognize our accomplishments.”

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“I wanted to let you know that Carolyn Ross was a great caretaker for my patient. The patient had a laser procedure which involved some anesthesia and detailed aftercare. Carolyn was very well trained to care for her and really helped her with her icing after care products. My patient was pleased that she had her, so she did not have to do everything herself being drowsy after anesthesia. We will call on you again to provide this level of care for future patients. Thanks again!”

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“Eloise Shaw works with my mother-in-law and I want you to know that she is great! Eloise has so much patience and compassion, she really inspires me! She always goes above and beyond the call of duty. My family loves her!”

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“We are so proud of our devoted employees like Eloise Shaw. No matter where so goes, she spreads her love, caring, and devotion to others. Here is another heart-felt testament to how she helps her clients and their family members. Eloise is a true God sent individual. She has not only helped Wellie but me as well. Thank you again.”

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“Dear Jennifer, our entire family thanks you for all your efforts and your staff’s efforts to take care of Rebecca and us!  Working with you all was easy and efficient. Thank you also for always being “on call” to me.I very much appreciate it.”

Brittney H.
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“All the caregivers that cared for my sister-in-law were nothing, but caring, compassionate and so helpful. We could not be happier with the services provided.”

Jannette S.
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“Your employee, Jen, is delightful. She is very pleasant and knows just the kind of caregiver that I prefer. Christy is genuinely nice, too!”

Melinda D.
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“Florence, good morning. I am so happy that dad has decided to go back to his 9p-9a shift, so someone is with him overnight. Thanks for letting me know what we need to do to get Ruby. He really likes her a lot! And he really likes CC!  Enjoy this beautiful day!!”

Lisa Y.
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“Jennifer! Wonderful experience, dedicated care providers, truly kind people.”

Eliana V.
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“Kristen Parker was efficient, knowledgeable, and kind. She went the second mile to be sure all the products were exactly what I needed. I will definitely request Kristen again! I love her attitude and personality!”

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“I called in to the office today because I had questions. I spoke with Kasandra and she was very polite and professional! She answered everything I needed to know. She has awesome customer service, and I am very proud to be a part of the Always Best Care team as well. The whole team is AMAZING!”

Marcy F.
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“Ashia is outstanding!I would love to have 12 more caregivers just like her. She knows everything that we need done and she does it before I ask her”

Dan B.
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“Florence, as always, thank you for handling things so quickly and professionally. I just spoke with Mom and she told me you came to visit.She too really enjoys your company, so thanks for making the time to visit when you stop by”

Heather P.
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“I am a past client of this provider Everyone was wonderful. I've recommend the company to two other people.”

Barbara B.
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“Truly cannot thank you for giving my mother-in-law Cynthia. Lordy, got a call yesterday about bugs in her bed. Cynthia helped above and beyond and bagged everything took it to street and washed and dried what we could. She even went to the grocery to get more detergent. So, thank you again for giving her and us a godsend. Cynthia also stayed extra to help even though my mother-in-law old her to go, but much help was needed.”

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“Hi and thanks for being so gracious and professional constantly. We wish you total success in the coming years as you have such terrific leadership qualities and have accomplished so much. I think the reality is that it is very difficult to get good, qualified carers who care for the patients the way we envision the old-time carers would. In New York, they are having a difficult time getting qualified carers who will stay the course of a patient’s needs. We are so easily beguiled by ones who start out with promise then suddenly turn and leave. I don’t know what the answer are except that when we find one as loyal and kind as Ida is, we feel very fortunate. We thank you again for the kind introduction.”

Cindy S.
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“She did everything that my mother wanted to do.”

Deidra A.
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“Hello dear friend! This is an amazing service you’re offering. Keep up the good work and y’all stay well!”

Jerome P.
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“I am a current client of this provider It has helped considerably. They are professional.”

Michael H.
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“I am a current client of this provider They're great at communication and they're always on time. I like that they have great customer service. If there's a problem they can resolve it quickly.”

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“Birtha and Brenda engage them on a daily basis and have the skills to be observant. They can understand what they observe and can anticipate the needs before they arise. We really like Brenda and Birtha. They are fantastic.”

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“I am a current client of this provider Birtha and Brenda engage them on a daily basis and have the skills to be observant. They can understand what they observe and can anticipate the needs before they arise. We really like Brenda and Birtha. They are fantastic.”

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“I would like for you to know how much we appreciate Eva and the care that she is giving Trigger. Not only did she spot a sore that could have become a real big problem if not treated, but she also pulled a long shift last night to cover for one of her co-workers. Eva is so attentive in everything that she does, by asking us how our children are doing and how are we feeling. Eva is a true asset to Always Best Care!”

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“I would recommend this agency because the office staff will do their best to make sure to cover the shift. Always Best Care helps Mom the most by providing constant care; her caregiver is great at feeding, bathing or anything else she may need. The office staff are always keeping me informed when there will be a replacement caregiver. The regular caregivers know my mother and her preferences, and they make sure she is taken care of.”

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“Mrs. Sharon J. is a valuable asset to our patients and staff. She is always early and arrives ready to help in any way she can. She goes above and beyond for all of us. We are lucky to work alongside her.”

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“I reached out to touch base with Jaleesa in Staffing over the weekend. I just love her; she is the sweetest! I appreciate not being pushed off to someone else. THANK YOU for patiently answering all my questions, not being rude, and for being so wonderful!”

Eduardo S.
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“Preston's sitter, Angela D., was super good with him today! I know they are hard to find…so I thought it was good to note.”

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“I have nothing but good things to say about Always Best Care. They have a team of amazing caregivers. Before meeting them, I was not quite sure if I could leave my ailing mother with anyone and rest assured that they would care for her like I would. But they have been so compassionate and caring; I have no words to express my gratitude. I am able to focus on my job better knowing that they are there to take care of mom in my absence.”

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“I LOVE MY JOB! IT'S WONDERFUL, & I LOVE GETTING UP COMING TO WORK! I just love Debbie. Always Best Care is the best place to work!”

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“I am a past client of this provider They are always on time, attentive, and they did what they said they would when they said they would. I like that they are very attentive, they reacted very quickly and anyone that worked there could have not been nicer.”

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“I appreciate your quick response to my call. I have been researching and calling for over 4 weeks to different assisted living and independent living facilities with no success. You found a wonderful place in 10 minutes that fits my friend's budget and is better that we could have imagined. We will always be grateful and hope other people who have a loved one that needs a senior home will contact you for placement. Thank you again for finding a home for my friend where she can be happy in a safe and friendly environment, that provides activities and the structure that she needs.”

Elizabeth M.
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“Jennifer, we were incredibly pleased with Darling Webber. She did an excellent job. My mother seemed happy to have her there.”

Susan P.
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“My mother’s caregiver, Carolyn Jones, is wonderful. She is a top notch individual. I could not be more happy with her attentive care and the help provided by Always Best Care. Carolyn being here makes things so much easier for me and my mother!”

Joseph H.
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“My mother’s caregiver, Carolyn Jones, is wonderful. She is a top-notch individual. I could not be happier with her attentive care and the help provided by Always Best Care. Carolyn being here makes things so much easier for me and my mother!”

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“I would like to compliment Sharon J. She is careful to follow your protocols, even to the point she shows up for her shift before we do, and she never exceeds her lunch break. When she is assigned a case, she is proactive in obtaining reports to educate herself on the needs of the patient. She is patient and kind with the patients, even when they are not easy to deal with. She steps up and relieves us so we can take lunch breaks and she updates us on her status so that we never have to track her down for the next assignment. We love and appreciate her, and we consider her as one of our own! I hope that you appreciate how valuable of an employee that you have in your organization, because we do!”

Ruth W.
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“Hey Jennifer, thank you for the service you had provided to my mother!”

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“Their atmosphere is very pleasant in the office; they are very professional. I have enjoyed my work ever since I have been with them. They will teach you things step by step, and show you how to do things, they go with your speed of learning. I was able to comprehend it all. They even called me to tell me that a client recommended me! I am there to do my job. I am always on time, and they tell me they can count on me. They call and verify if you want to take shifts. They verify if you will be there. They are on top of things for us and treats us like family. The client(s) just need someone to talk to them and be a companion to them. I am there to listen to them and answer any questions that they may have. It all works out well.”

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“When we needed Always Best Care to step in due to an issue that was occurring, they were able to send someone from the office that arrived within 20 minutes. Ashia is adorable and is always helpful.”

Timothy B.
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“Dear Jennifer, just a quick note to thank you and your staff for the kindness shown to my father over the past month.”

Nathalie M.
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“So happy that my work doesn’t go unnoticed. I appreciate you guys the most!!”

Gizelle S.
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“Veronica is helpful and very pleasant. She is always on time and always goes beyond her normal tasks”

Charles B.
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“Sabrina H. is one of the best sitters we’ve had at the Emergency Department. She went above and beyond to help lighten the load of us nurses yesterday who were already short staffed.”

Alexis J.
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“I could not do without Andrea. She is Johnny on the Spot. She does an exceptionally good job. I would not swap her for anyone!”

Alan C.
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“Excellent Staff. Truly knowledgeable”

Juan G.
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“I want to compliment Chantel Humphrey for her AWESOME work. She works hard to take care of her client. He responds so well to her; I wish that she could be with him all the time”

Molly A.
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“Love that our client has a consistent, male, Spanish speaking sitter!!! Dr. B. reiterated consistency is key with Mr. Capiton. We appreciate ABC striving to keep the same sitters and preferably be Spanish speaking.  Mr. Lopez mentioned Mr. Capiton is kept engaged throughout the day with available activities. I wanted to extend a sincere thank you to Mr. Lopez as he was extremely helpful during yesterday’s visit. J.P.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Sterrett, AL?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is 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.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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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.

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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 gets older, 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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Types of Elderly Care in Sterrett, AL

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Sterrett Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Satterfield's Restaurant or visit Heaviest Corner On Earth, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Sterrett, AL

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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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 - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, 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, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Sterrett, AL, 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.

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 a nursing home. 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.

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 and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often 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 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

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:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your AL's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
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.
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.
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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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 Sterrett, AL 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.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Somerby St. Vincent's One Nineteen
  • Longleaf Liberty Park
  • Proveer at Grande View
  • Assisted Living Locators of Birmingham
  • Danberry at Inverness
  • Proveer at Grayson Valley
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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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 Always Best Care 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:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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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.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Sterrett, AL 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

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.

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Latest News in Sterrett, AL

University of Montevallo fishing team wins School of the Year

The University of Montevallo’s bass fishing team topped more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season to earn the distinction of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.Throughout the year, the UM fishing team competed in many tournaments against some of the largest universities in the nation and earned points based on their performance. Following the final tournament of the season at Lake Murray in South Carolina on May 27, UM had amassed the most cumulative po...

The University of Montevallo’s bass fishing team topped more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season to earn the distinction of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Throughout the year, the UM fishing team competed in many tournaments against some of the largest universities in the nation and earned points based on their performance. Following the final tournament of the season at Lake Murray in South Carolina on May 27, UM had amassed the most cumulative points of any team in the nation, taking home the team’s first School of the Year honor.

During a dominant season, the UM team, which is a part of the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, took over the top ranking in the national standings in November 2020 and never relinquished its lead.

Montevallo, which finished second in last season’s School of the Year rankings, knocked off two-time defending national champion McKendree University of Lebanon, Illinois, and topped large universities such as the University of Tennessee, Auburn University and East Carolina University en route to this year’s national crown.

“I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished. These guys have been so focused since the season started,” said Outdoor Scholars Program Director and bass team campus advisor William Crawford. “We had the goal at the beginning of the year to be the number-one team in the country, and since November they have done just that.”

To view the full national standings for the 2020-2021 season, click here.

The following students were on the 2020-2021 UM bass fishing team:

Justin Barnes Senior Monroeville, AL
Jarrett Brown Senior Montevallo, AL
Adam Carroll Senior Carrollton, GA
Tyler Harless Senior Helena, AL
Miller Spivey Senior Tyler, AL
Hunter Ward Senior Rockford, AL
Weston Hollar Junior Dadeville, AL
Jack Baron Junior Arnold, MD
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Hoda Kotb dishes on wedding that got 'everyone' together, including Matt Lauer and Amy Robach

It was a momentous weekend for Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and much of the Today Show family, as they got together to celebrate an integral member of their crew for her wedding.Over the weekend, NBC mainstays gathered to celebrate Today ...

It was a momentous weekend for Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and much of the Today Show family, as they got together to celebrate an integral member of their crew for her wedding.

Over the weekend, NBC mainstays gathered to celebrate Today producer Jennifer Long, who tied the knot with now-husband Reid Sterrett in New York City on Saturday.

The wedding – which was also attended by former Good Morning America stars Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes (and they subsequently squashed rumors of their "dirty dancing" at the party) – also served as a reunion for Matt Lauer and his former colleagues, six years after he was ousted from the network over sexual assault allegations against him.

After the headline-making weekend, Hoda gushed about the opportunity the wedding made for getting "everyone" together, and dished out on all the fun.

Sitting down with her 3rd Hour with Hoda and Jenna co-host Jenna Bush Hager, who was away with her family in Maine and missed the wedding, the veteran TV host admitted to taking plenty of "drunkie selfies" at the party with Savannah, her husband Michael Feldman, their longtime co-host Al Roker, and of course the stunning bride.

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Describing the special night as "beautiful" and "nice," Hoda went on to commend Jennifer, who she affectionately calls JK, for her ability to "bring everybody together."

She said: "That's the magic of her, all people from all the eras who've worked with her were all there."

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After Jenna then asked how fun it was for all of them to see their "old friends," Hoda reiterated: "I think it's a beautiful gathering when everyone's together, and everyone was celebrating her."

Matt, who has shied away from making any sort of comeback to the spotlight since his departure from NBC, was in attendance with his girlfriend Shamin Abas. He and his ex-wife Anne Roque, who he married in 1998 and with whom he shares kids Jack, 21, Romy, 19, and Thijs, 16, finalized their divorce in 2019.

Hoda and Savannah were the ones to make the shocking announcement in November of 2017 that their colleague was leaving Today after 20 years as an anchor, following the allegations of both sexual harassment and rape that were first brought to light by Brooke Nevils. More allegations were later exposed by other NBC employees as well as in the explosive Ronan Farrow 2019 book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

"This is a sad morning here at Today," Savannah announced on air at the time, adding: "Just moments ago NBC chairman Andy Lack sent the following note to our organization," before reading a statement announcing Matt's employment termination.

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The statement noted that while it was the first allegation of the kind to be brought against the journalist in his two decades at NBC, they were "also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated behavior."

Savannah, then revealing she had been made aware of the news "moments" before broadcast, added: "As I'm sure you can imagine, we are devastated, and we are still processing all of this, and I will tell you right now that that we don't know more than what I just shared with you."

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Cure your blues with these 9 u-pick blueberry farms near Birmingham

In no particular order, we’ve gathered some U-pick blueberry farms near Birmingham. Keep reading to add these farms to your bucket list.1. K & D FarmsThe blueberries at K & D Farms are free of pesticides, so you’ll feel amazing about the berries you’re eating. They provide a gallon bucket with plastic lining that you can take out so the bucket can be used by the next customer.BONUS: ...

In no particular order, we’ve gathered some U-pick blueberry farms near Birmingham. Keep reading to add these farms to your bucket list.

1. K & D Farms

The blueberries at K & D Farms are free of pesticides, so you’ll feel amazing about the berries you’re eating. They provide a gallon bucket with plastic lining that you can take out so the bucket can be used by the next customer.

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2. Judy Bee’s Honey and Berry Farm

Judy Bee’s u-pick blueberry farm hours vary depending on the berries’ growth. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the blueberries are ripe before you make the trip out. Be patient with nature!

3. The Vogel Farm, LLC

Pick from the Southern Highbush, a blueberry bush with some of the sweetest berries around. The buckets cost $15 a gallon!

4. Sleepy Hollow Blueberry Farm

Make your trip to Sleepy Hollow Blueberry farm an all-day thing. There are restrooms and shady spots for you to picnic after blueberry picking with the fam. Remember to bring your own bucket!

5. Holmestead Farm

For a u-pick blueberry farm near Birmingham, Holmestead has some of the best organic fruits in the state. Blueberries will be ready around June 10, so stay updated by following their Facebook.

6. Bagwell Blueberry

At Bagwell u-pick blueberry farm, you’ll want to put off a whole day to experience this mini oasis of berries. There are hiking trails down to a creek for you and your fam to enjoy the fresh berries you just picked!

This farm is dog-friendly, so expect to be greeted by two fluffy friends when visiting.

7. Lyon Blueberry Farm

This u-pick blueberry farm is coming to you in early June for all the berry fun. The farm is active, so keep children close farmers will be working!

8. Wadsworth Blueberries

It’s the season for the blues! Wadsworth u-pick blueberry farm has tons of berries for you to take home to enjoy. Call ahead to make sure the berries are ready.

9. Smith’s Farm

At Smith’s Farm, you can get the freshest blueberries for $2 per pound.

Contributors to this guide include Irene Richardson.

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Storm shelters available during severe weather

Here is a list of some of the storm shelters open Saturday and Sunday:BLOUNT COUNTY Related Content Cleveland Park, Blountsville Town Hall, Locust Fork Fire Department, and behind Piggly Wiggly in Snead.CHILTON COUNTYWest Chilton Fire Department #1 - OPEN2678 County Rd 42,Jemison Storm Shelter - OPENRecommended Nick Saban retires from Alabama HALE C...

Here is a list of some of the storm shelters open Saturday and Sunday:

BLOUNT COUNTY

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Cleveland Park, Blountsville Town Hall, Locust Fork Fire Department, and behind Piggly Wiggly in Snead.

CHILTON COUNTY

West Chilton Fire Department #1 - OPEN

2678 County Rd 42,

Jemison Storm Shelter - OPEN

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Greensboro - Greensboro Baptist ChurchMoundville - Moundville Fire Dept adjacent to City Hall.Newbern - storm shelter, adjacent to the Auburn Rural Studios Brown House

JEFFERSON COUNTY

The Storm Shelter at Pocahontas Rd and Harper Rd is now open.

BIRMINGHAM

Pratt City Shelters:

Smithfield Estates Park

1707 Huntington Drive

Pratt City Park

1331 3rd Street

Jimmie Hudson Park

305 Pratt Highway

SHELBY COUNTY

Harpersville Senior Center - OPEN

39321 HWY 25, Harpersville, AL 35078

West Shelby Community Shelter - OPEN

4175 Hwy 22, Montevallo, Al

Vincent Community Storm Shelter - OPEN

5384 Hwy 62, Vincent, Al.

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Calera Community Storm Shelter OPEN

790 8th Avenue, Calera, AL. 35040

Westover City Storm Shelter - OPEN

3312 Westover Road, Westover, Al.

Columbiana Community Storm Shelter - OPEN

107 Mildred Street, Columbiana, Alabama 35051

Vandiver-Sterrett Storm Shelter - OPEN

Vandiver-Sterrett Senior Center has 2 safe rooms, located in the restrooms accessible on right rear of building.

ST CLAIR COUNTY

City of Margaret FEMA Storm Shelter #1

1814 South Hillcrest Road

Margaret, AL 35112

City of Margaret FEMA Storm Shelter #2

155 Foxtrot Way, corner of RockCrest and Clearview Rd -enter thru Rock Crest, 1st road on right past 4-way stop

Odenville, AL 35120

City of Margaret FEMA Storm Shelter #3

888 Woodland Circle/Sanie Rd/County Rd 6

Margaret, AL 35112

City of Margaret FEMA Storm Shelter #4

Woodland Ridge Road

Margaret, AL 35112

City of Odenville FEMA Storm Shelter

200 Alabama Street

Odenville, AL 35120

Pell City CEPA FEMA Storm Shelter

120 Williamson Drive

Pell City, AL 35125-Opening at 9:00pm 4/13

City of Riverside FEMA Storm Shelter

379 Depot Street

Riverside, AL 35135

Shoal Creek FEMA Storm Shelter #1

13370 Shoal Creek Road

Ashville, AL 35953

Shoal Creek FEMA Storm Shelter #2

4170 Shoal Creek Road

Ashville, AL 35953

City of Springville FEMA Storm Shelter

585 Village Springs Road

Springville, AL

Safe Haven Shelters

Pell City Courthouse Basement

1815 Cogswell Ave

Pell City, AL 35125

Ashville Courthouse Basement

100 6th Ave

Ashville, AL 35953

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

Alberta School of Performing Arts

Big Sandy Elementary School

Brookwood High School

Brookwood Storm Shelters

Buhl Elementary

Carroll's Creek VFD Shelter

Coaling Storm Shelters - Coaling Fire Department

Coaling Storm Shelters - Shelter by Recreation Complex

Coaling Storm Shelters - Stone Gate Mobile Home Park Shelter

Coker Storm Shelter

Echola Storm Shelter

Holt Elementary

Salvation Army Shelter Safe Room

Samantha VFD Shelter

Sprayberry Center at Lloyd Wood Education Center

Tuscaloosa City Area - Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy Safe Room

Tuscaloosa City Area - Tuscaloosa Magnet School Safe Room

Tuscaloosa City Area - University Place Elementary School Safe Room

Vance Storm Shelters - Shelter behind High Quality Fuel Gas Station

Vance Storm Shelters - Wallace Tingle Park Shelter

Yellow Creek VFD Shelter

WALKER COUNTY

McCollum, Nauvoo, Thach and Sipsey

WALKER COUNTY

The Carbon Hill Storm Shelter is now open and will remain open through the severe weather event tonight on into the morning hours. The shelter is located beside the Old Blue Gym just off of Nauvoo road. No pets are allowed.

Caritas of Birmingham Announces the Re-Opening of Medjugorje Pilgrimages

STERRETT, Ala., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry Colafrancesco, President of Caritas of Birmingham announced on March 26, 2022, the re-opening of Caritas pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina.Medjugorje is the site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six young people. Continue Reading In June 1981, six youth testified th...

STERRETT, Ala., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry Colafrancesco, President of Caritas of Birmingham announced on March 26, 2022, the re-opening of Caritas pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Medjugorje is the site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six young people.

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In June 1981, six youth testified that the Virgin Mary appeared to them and entrusted a message of peace for the whole world. The Virgin Mary told these young people that it was necessary to reconcile with God if man wanted peace.

Because of restrictions on international travel to Medjugorje due to the coronavirus, Terry recently went to Medjugorje to check for any roadblocks in bringing people back in numbers. After this test, which went smoothly, Terry announced during a radio broadcast:

"When I got here, I went and walked through the fields. Everything was dead – really dead. But you know what happened through that? It lives, Medjugorje lives. It's so beautiful. It's so quiet. It's like in the early days. It's so peaceful. I haven't seen this in 3+ decades. There's no car horns and all the distractions are not here. It's beautiful. Immediately I made a decision, we're going to start our [Medjugorje] pilgrimages back, when I get back home."

The date of the first Caritas pilgrimage to Medjugorje is scheduled for June 21-30, 2022.

There are two more Medjugorje pilgrimage dates being planned for 2022, which will be coming out in the next few weeks.

Medjugorje is in present-day Bosnia-Hercegovina and has been the destination for over 40 million people. Many of them, like Terry Colafrancesco, braved the former Communist regime to travel there.

Terry Colafrancesco started bringing Caritas pilgrimages to Medjugorje in 1986. This was considered instrumental in making pilgrimages to Medjugorje from the United States possible. Michael Murphy, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of Alabama stated in 2001:

"As one of the first Medjugorje promoting groups formed in the United States, Caritas helped link Medjugorje and the United States…Caritas was instrumental in providing the infrastructure for pilgrimages to Medjugorje from the U.S."

In 1987, Terry brought producers from ABC 20/20 with a Caritas group to do a segment on Medjugorje which was titled, "A Journey to Faith."

In 1988, Terry brought actor Martin Sheen to Medjugorje with a Caritas of Birmingham pilgrimage group, to produce a documentary which was titled, "The Lasting Sign."

Terry's Caritas pilgrimage groups to Medjugorje have included noted people such as Tom Murphy, former owner of Cap Cities/ABC, and reporters for Life Magazine.

In 2005, Terry made history by organizing and accomplishing the very first chartered flight from the United States to Medjugorje. The flight which flew from Birmingham, Alabama to Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina, made headlines across the region.

The re-opening of pilgrimages to Medjugorje will add to the lineup of pilgrimages which Caritas of Birmingham offers, the most prominent recently being pilgrimages to Caritas in Alabama.

A Caritas member stated:

"When the village of Medjugorje closed in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Terry offered pilgrimages here, in Alabama. Immediately, we saw how popular they were. In fact, many pilgrims through the years have fondly called Caritas of Birmingham, 'Medjabama' – meaning 'Medj'ugorje Ala'bama'"

Caritas of Birmingham, in Alabama, is the site of over 200 apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Marija Pavlovic, visionary from Medjugorje.

The apparitions in Alabama first happened in November 1988, while Marija was staying in the home of Terry and Annette Colafrancesco, near Birmingham. The site of the Colafrancesco home became the location of present-day Caritas of Birmingham.

Terry Colafrancesco said that Caritas of Birmingham, "is not apart from Medjugorje, Caritas is a part of Medjugorje."

Both locations bring the Medjugorje experience.

For information about pilgrimages to Medjugorje or Caritas in Alabama, contact BVM Caritas Pilgrimages at 205-672-2000. After hours, dial to extension 218 or 219 to leave a message.

For information about Medjugorje or Caritas Pilgrimages visit here: https://medjugorje.com/pilgrimage/

For information about Caritas of Birmingham visit here: https://medjugorje.com/caritas-of-birmingham-page/

Media Contact: Reyes Silva 205-672-2000[email protected]

SOURCE Caritas of Birmingham

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