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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.
The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.
At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.Request More Information
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Ingram, TX, 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 an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.
More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.
With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Ingram, TX 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.
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:
Aid and Attendance 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.
During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.
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 Ingram,TX 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.
The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:
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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.
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.
Oh sure, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has a reputation as the backbone of our community – a decades-old organization dedicated to sacrifice and service. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to party.Sign up for our newsletter!Email Address *This year’s fundraiser is a benefit concert and auction featuring country music star Jack Ingram. Ingram, a Texas native and SMU ...
Oh sure, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has a reputation as the backbone of our community – a decades-old organization dedicated to sacrifice and service. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to party.
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This year’s fundraiser is a benefit concert and auction featuring country music star Jack Ingram. Ingram, a Texas native and SMU alum, has been a frequent guest on Austin City Limits and country music’s Top 40. Hits like “Barefoot and Crazy,” “Measure of a Man” and “Love You” have kept audiences coming back to his gigs at Adair’s, Billy Bob’s and Gruene Hall. He’s been nominated for Grammy and Country Music Awards, and he won CMT Video of the Year (2007), Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist (2008) and ACM Song of the Year (2018).
With the help of legendary Longhorn football coach Mack Brown and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, Ingram created Mack, Jack and McConaughey, a nonprofit committed to supporting children’s health, wellness and education organizations. Over the weekend they celebrated ten years of aiding kids and kids’ causes.
The ECLH concert and auction party begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar. Tickets are $100 each or two for $150 and include an open bar and late night snack. Tickets may be purchased online here. Silent auction bidding kicks off at noon May 15, with amazing items and one-of-a-kind experiences donated by LH merchants and ECLH members. Proceeds will provide college scholarships for Lake Highlands High School seniors, financial support for first responders and community grants to help make a great place to live even greater.
If you have questions or have an auction donation, reach out to ECLH’s event chair Joe Parisi, named last week Richardson ISD’s Assistant Principal of the Year, at [email protected]. You may donate to the Exchange Club here.
No compatible source was found for this media.Instead of rehashing the obvious, the 2023-2024 Texas A&M Basketball team led by head coach Buzz Williams is poised to make a big run in the NCAA Tournament next season, as three starters led by All-SEC guard Wade Taylor IV, Henry Coleman, and Julius Marble are slated to return, while guard Tyrece Radford is still mulling over his decision.However, the departure of guard Dexter Dennis, who was sadly just a one-year rental in one of his best collegiate seasons on defense does lea...
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Instead of rehashing the obvious, the 2023-2024 Texas A&M Basketball team led by head coach Buzz Williams is poised to make a big run in the NCAA Tournament next season, as three starters led by All-SEC guard Wade Taylor IV, Henry Coleman, and Julius Marble are slated to return, while guard Tyrece Radford is still mulling over his decision.
However, the departure of guard Dexter Dennis, who was sadly just a one-year rental in one of his best collegiate seasons on defense does leave a hole in the rotation, as his production in combination with adding perimeter shooters remains William’s biggest needs this offseason. With the transfer portal continuing to break record numbers, the Aggies have ample opportunity to add talent, starting with former Stanford Cardinals forward Harrison Ingram, who recently entered the portal earlier this month.
Stanford transfer Harrison Ingram is planning to have in-home visits with Baylor, North Carolina, Xavier, and Texas A&M, a source tells @On3sports.
Expected to visit Kansas next week. https://t.co/BPgYh8ohoI
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) April 12, 2023
Ingram, a former five-star recruit and No. 2-ranked player in Texas out of the 2021 recruiting class was a priority recruiting target for Buzz Williams after signing five-star forward Manny Obaseki. Opting to take the California route and sign with Stanford, Ingram has started the last two seasons with an identical 10.5 points per game, while shooting 40% from the field last season, and earning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2022. After leaving the program on April 5, Ingram immediately set up in-home visits with North Carolina, Xavier, Baylor, and of course, Texas A&M.
Ingram’s prior relationship with Buzz Williams is surely a benefit heading into their meeting, but from the standpoint of replacing Dexter Dennis’s defensive prowess and playmaking ability, Harrison Ingram is the definition of a playmaking wing in today’s game and would become the final piece to the starting rotation for the Maroon and White next season and beyond.
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What does it mean for head coach Tom Herman and the Texas football that junior running back Keaontay Ingram could be done on the Forty Acres?Some of the more peculiar news to arrive for the Texas football program in a while looks to have come about on Dec. 3. Junior running back and former four-star recruit Keaontay Ingram could...
Some of the more peculiar news to arrive for the Texas football program in a while looks to have come about on Dec. 3. Junior running back and former four-star recruit Keaontay Ingram could be done for the 2020 season, and then might look to transfer heading into next offseason. Multiple sources (including Horns247) reported the opting out and potential transfer of Ingram ahead of this weekend’s matchup on the road against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Ingram had missed the last couple of games due to a lower-body injury. An ankle injury is mostly what ailed him so far this season. He was likely to be out this weekend against Kansas State either way. But this is still detrimental news to the depth of the Longhorns backfield for the future.
There was some level of expectation that Ingram could declare early for the 2021 NFL Draft, following this season, but he didn’t show enough on the field likely to put enough into his stock come next spring. That might be why he’s looking to transfer following his junior campaign now cut short at Texas.
What Texas is losing out of Ingram is a mostly efficient running back that did make some mistakes this year. In bits and pieces of six games played this season, Ingram registered 250 rushing yards (4.7 yards per carry), one rushing touchdown, 103 receiving yards (9.4 yards per catch), and one touchdown catch.
For his career in three years playing for Texas, Ingram registered 1,811 rushing yards (5.3 yards per carry), 11 rushing touchdowns, 515 receiving yards (7.7 yards per catch), and six touchdown catches. Throughout the first two and a half years or so of his college career, Ingram was improving as a pass catcher out of the backfield. But that progressed slowed as this season moved along.
Ingram did also start to get some fumbling troubles at key times this season. At one point he had two fumbles on three consecutive rushing attempts, stemming between the beginning of Red River and the end of the loss to the TCU Horned Frogs. He was also penalized a couple of times this season, posted less than three yards after contact per attempt for the first time in his career this year, and had more common mistakes in pass blocking.
This wasn’t the best season for Ingram, likely due in part to the weird year and partly due to consistent injury problems. If his name does appear in the NCAA Transfer Portal, it shouldn’t be too difficult for him to find a good opportunity elsewhere.
Ingram is the second-leading rusher for the Longhorns this year, behind true freshman former five-star recruit Bijan Robinson. He does only have three more rushing yards on the season than sophomore Roschon Johnson.
Robinson and Johnson obviously will have to step up in his wake. But that won’t be much of a change compared to the last two games, since he missed those anyway with that aforementioned ankle injury. Moving forward, though, Texas will have to find answers elsewhere.
Three-star 2021 running back commit Jonathon Brooks might get tossed into the fire faster than originally anticipated. And the workload for Robinson is going to dramatically increased faster than Herman likely wanted down the stretch this season.
This is more abrupt news of opt outs for Herman and the Longhorns. With more and more pressure building on the head coach’s shoulders of late, Ingram now joins junior safety Caden Sterns, and redshirt junior offensive tackle Sam Cosmi as those who opted out for the rest of the season this week.
The health for Texas football in fall camp wasn’t able to completely hold up through the first scrimmage over the weekend.This was not the start, health-wise, that was anticipated for the Texas football program in fall camp. In the first scrimmage of fall camp for Texas football, the injuries did start to pile up a bit. The running back room was seemingly hit the hardest for head Texas football coach Tom Herman through the first full fall ball scrimmage.When Herman addressed the media for the ...
This was not the start, health-wise, that was anticipated for the Texas football program in fall camp. In the first scrimmage of fall camp for Texas football, the injuries did start to pile up a bit. The running back room was seemingly hit the hardest for head Texas football coach Tom Herman through the first full fall ball scrimmage.
When Herman addressed the media for the Texas Longhorns football program on Aug. 11, he did provide an update to injuries for both sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram and redshirt senior Kirk Johnson. Ingram tweaked his knee in the scrimmage, which isn’t a great sign, but doesn’t look too serious yet. But yet another fall camp injury for Johnson is devastating.
Other reports addressed the injury for Johnson, which is apparently a severe sternoclavicular joint sprain. That could reportedly hold him out for up to six weeks of action. That would mean him missing game action this fall carrying all the way into the beginning of Big 12 play.
Texas football coach Tom Herman announced running back Keaontay Ingram tweaked his knee and safety Caden Sterns rolled his ankle during Sunday’s scrimmage. Both players will be evaluated further by the medial staff.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 11, 2019
Texas RB Kirk Johnson to be out 6 weeks with a severely sprained shoulder injury. He fell awkwardly on the first day of full pads.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 10, 2019
All the setbacks that Johnson experienced throughout his career with the Longhorns has to make the fans feel for him. The way he showed out in spring camp and in the Orange-White Game back in April started to grow the excitement for what was to come for him in his final year on campus.
Johnson hasn’t seen all that much game action since his true freshman season with the Longhorns back in 2015. The hope was for him to get into the mix amid the three or four most productive running backs this coming season.
However, the injuries to Ingram and Johnson don’t spell anything positive for this Texas running back room. Quite the opposite, the lack of depth in the running back room was already a concern. Texas cannot afford to be without both Johnson and Ingram through the start of the coming regular season.
Ingram had knee problems during his true freshman season in 2018 and injury concerns are nothing new for Johnson. As long as Herman is confident that both will get back in the mix at or near full health around the start of Big 12 play, this should all be fine. Or at least not a deal breaker for the Longhorns having a successful ground game in 2019.
Other concerning injury news rose up this weekend after the first fall camp scrimmage with defensive backs Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown undergoing various injury problems. Sterns rolled his ankle and should be fine in the long-term, but there is nothing conclusive there yet.
Meanwhile, Overshown has a mid-foot sprain and is limited to special teams activities thus far in fall camp. But Overshown could be back to full action in practice padded up by the end of the week. For a player trying to battle his way up the depth chart like Overshown, getting back in full practice action is pivotal.
Texas Longhorns senior running back Keaontay Ingram has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report from 247Sports on Thursday evening.Rumors first surfaced about Ingram’s future in the program in early December and the continued rise of Bijan Robinson at the end of his freshman season likely ...
Rumors first surfaced about Ingram’s future in the program in early December and the continued rise of Bijan Robinson at the end of his freshman season likely contributed to the decision by Ingram.
A 6’0, 222-pounder, Ingram was the team’s fourth-leading rusher in 2020 with 53 carries for 250 yards and a rushing touchdown he scored against the Cowboys on his last carry of the season one play after suffering a high ankle sprain. Out of the backfield, Ingram had 11 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, but he was slowed by a preseason hamstring injury and then the ankle injury that sidelined him for the final four games.
Prior to Ingram’s injury against Oklahoma State, he was benched in the Oklahoma game after he fumbled on his first carry, the second straight fumble after he’d reached the ball towards the goal line against TCU in an attempt to score the go-ahead touchdown with two and a half minutes remaining. Instead of scoring, Ingram lost control of the football, the Horned Frogs recovered, and the Longhorns lost by four points.
Ingram was a key signee for Texas in the 2018 class after a productive career at Carthage that included Offensive MVP of the Class 4A-I state championship game in 2017. A consensus four-star prospect, Ingram was ranked as the state’s top running back and the No. 164 player nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
As a freshman, Ingram shared carries with graduate transfer Tre Watson, amassing 708 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 142 carries. A knee injury suffered during preseason camp in 2019 slowed Ingram early in the season, as did a drop in the end zone on a fourth-down play early in the game against LSU, but he ultimately recovered to post his best season in burnt orange and white with 144 carries for 853 yards and seven touchdowns. His career-best performance came that season against Kansas State — 16 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Ingram’s younger brother, Kelvontay Dixon, is a wide receiver who just completed his true freshman season for the Horns.
Texas currently has one running back signed in the 2021 class, Halletsville’s Jonathan Brooks, who had an extraordinary senior season. Position coach Stan Drayton also remains in pursuit of Cy-Fair running back LJ Johnson.