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Home Care In Adams, CO

Home Care Adams, CO

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 Adams County Historical Society 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 Adams, CO 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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“They do a lot of the things we cannot do ourselves. Everyone we have had has been exceedingly pleasant and easy to get along with.”

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“I never had a problem with Always Best Care. My experience was positive because they were attuned to the time with everything I needed to do. If there was a paper I needed to be signed, they were helpful. I don't have any memory problems, but they were very friendly. We laughed and talked. They were just like a best friend who took me where I needed to go. I have always told people about Always Best Care and the people working there. I have referred people. Always Best Care is the best. I like how they were attentive when I called. Laura, she knew exactly what I needed. And the timing, they were perfect about the timing. Always Best Care was attuned to what I needed.”

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“They are really good with the clients. They are prompt and always on time. They are always on top of everything when we call.”

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“It was essential for her recovery. They're very responsive and work to make sure they have someone here.”

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“My caregiver helps me with numerous things, like helping me get out of my chair, and driving me places. Everybody is very kind, efficient, and thorough.”

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“They helped in the way they interacted with her. The caregivers were all very friendly and caring.”

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“They are reliable and I can count on them and she is getting excellent care. They have great caregivers and they are matched very well.”

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“The caregivers are friendly and they help around the house. They do our laundry. They do not always tell us which caregivers are coming.”

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“They were here for a few hours and always came. Everything was just fine. It was just pricey.”

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“When I first came here 10 months ago, Rich couldn't walk. I've never seen a client succeed this far for his age. They are so professional. I would not work with any other company besides ABC.”

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“The best employer I have ever worked for. Everyone from the management team and other caregivers are some of the nicest and compassionate people I have ever encountered. They always listen and take care of questions or concerns I may have.”

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“They have been outstanding. It has not been easy for me since me and my husband have a lot of medical appointments. When we are not able to get a car, they are willing to take us in their car, pick up prescriptions, and pick up groceries for us. They are very professional and look and see what needs to be done. They are very flexible and help wherever they can. They help us when the time is good for us.”

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“I’m giving ABC a 5/5 star review because I have been a caregiver with them for 5 months and I absolutely love my job. I enjoy caring for other people and helping those who are in need. Besides work, every time I go into the office to pick up my checks I always feel so welcomed by the staff. They even let me bring my mini aussiedoodle there too! If you’re looking for a job that has a friendly staff, flexible schedule, and rewarding, apply TODAY to Always Best Care Senior Services.”

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“I’m giving ABC a 5/5 star review because I have been a caregiver with them for 5 months and I absolutely love my job. I enjoy caring for other people and helping those who are in need. Besides work, every time I go into the office to pick up my checks I always feel so welcomed by the staff. They even let me bring my mini aussiedoodle there too! If you’re looking for a job that has a friendly staff, flexible schedule, and rewarding, apply TODAY to Always Best Care Senior Services.”

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“It leaves me able to get more help as the pandemic calms down. I can get errands done. I like that the caregivers have been with us through the pandemic and they have been stellar. They are very helpful and I feel safe leaving my husband with the caregivers.”

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“They were only there for a short time. They made a big difference. They took care of the basic daily needs. They were very good at being responsive to our questions and they provided generally good caregivers.”

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“This is a great home care company to work for! They are very sweet and do a lot for their clients and care givers! Nothing but good things to say about them! I saw the reviews and decided to go with them over other companies and it was definitely a great choice!”

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“They sent the caregiver that we wanted them to send. I like the caregivers. They were responsible.”

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“There is not much they can do. They cannot do more than what they are doing now. She never stops serving us. I am very pleased. I like the attitude, they always want to work with you. The person that is here is outstanding.”

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“Great place to work! I've never been happier with a job. The staff is always helpful and compassionate. They are always willing to work with my hectic schedule and do their best to give me the hours I want. Very organized and professional.”

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“They help to exercise him and they help with giving him medicines. They provide us some very good care, and good caregivers.”

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“I've been a care giver for 10 years. And just started a month ago with Abc in longmont. I enjoy working for this company. They are so nice and Alway one step ahead of you. If you are looking for work I recommend ABC..”

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“A wonderful group of caregivers managed by an amazing team of supervisors who really care! A perfect choice for your loved ones caregivers who really care about their passions their feelings and their happiness!”

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“They have helped us the most by providing good services to my mother. I like that they are very responsive.”

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“Absolutely love this company! Very good management and communication! ???? would choose this company for my family!”

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“Always best care is wonderful! They take care of there clients with immense amount of love and compassion. I’ve worked here for quite some time. I always feel like I can come to them with any discord’s, as they with take care of it diligently. I love the people I work with and I know they care for the clients just as much as I do.”

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“Working for always best care as a caregiver has open my eyes to how important caregiving really is me as well as all my coworkers always go to work we a positive attitude and I can tell everyone enjoys there job by far best working team I been with and there staff are amazing! :)”

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“Working for Always Best Care has been a joy. As a caregiver I have found fulfillment in what I do. Inga, our owner, and all the amazing staff in the office are truly delightful. We have a great scheduler and amazing care managers to pair the right caregiver with the right client. Always Best Care is a family of phenomenal professionals who care about the emotional and physical welfare of their clients. Communication makes this agency tick. I love it.”

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“I almost slipped off my shower chair and if Tony was not there I would have been on the floor. They are a reliable company.”

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“I’m an elder care provider and have worked for several agencies. ABC is the best. They have a professional orientation and one of their staff always accompanies you to your first visit to introduce you to the client and go over the care plan. Natalie, the lady who does the hiring, is professional and friendly. She makes sure those she hires are qualified. All care givers are occasionally shown educational videos and given periodic quizzes.”

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“I have never worked for a company who not only cares about their clients but also care about their employees! Always best care definitely cares for their people ❤️”

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“Very professional and caring, with both client's and employees.”

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“Always Best Care is the best! I loved working here. Everyone cares about you and they are very compassionate. As a student, they were able to work with my schedule from part time to full time. They are reliable and great listeners. Natalie was the best! Anyone looking for a job as a caregiver I would highly recommend it here :)”

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“I have worked as a caregiver for over 3 years now, this being the third agency I have worked for. This is by far the best agency I’ve worked for or been around, I would highly recommend them to anyone. As a caregiver, I feel completely supported by all of the office staff and case managers. Communication is a key when it comes to home care, and this office makes that one of their priorities. I’ve never had any issues working for this company. I would recommend them for your family members, or as a caregiver looking for a new job. As a college student they are very flexible with time and accepting of what my needs are.”

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“Always Best Care was there with caring, knowledgeable staff, ready to meet me and discuss all of the care options available, including in-home care, local facilities, etc. They know their stuff and are kind and patient with great follow-through!”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Adams, CO?

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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 Adams, CO

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 Adams County Natural 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 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 Ember or visit Bowles House Museum, 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 Adams, CO

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 Adams, CO, 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 CO'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 Adams, CO 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:

  • Kavod Senior Life
  • Bethesda Gardens Thornton Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • A Place For Mom - Senior Living Advisor Heather Hoisington
  • Gardens Care Senior Living - Memorial Park
  • Gardens Care Senior Living - Thomas Park Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Rocky Mountain Assisted Living
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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 Adams, CO 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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Fly Orange: Aviation students and alumni celebrated with flyover event

Wednesday, September 20, 2023Media Contact: Kirsi McDowell | Senior Communications Specialist | 405-744-9347 | [email protected] and in-training pilots from Oklahoma State University were celebrated at the Sept. 16 football game against South Alabama as part of the College of Education and Human Sciences’ Fly Orange initiative.Current and in-training pilots were part of the festivities with two OSU Cirrus SR-20 airplanes flying over Boone...

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Media Contact: Kirsi McDowell | Senior Communications Specialist | 405-744-9347 | [email protected]

Current and in-training pilots from Oklahoma State University were celebrated at the Sept. 16 football game against South Alabama as part of the College of Education and Human Sciences’ Fly Orange initiative.

Current and in-training pilots were part of the festivities with two OSU Cirrus SR-20 airplanes flying over Boone Pickens Stadium during the national anthem. The aircraft departed from the new, state-of-the-art Ray and Linda Booker OSU Flight Center, located just south of Stillwater Regional Airport.

One plane was flown by pilot Branden Adams, a recent graduate and certified flight instructor, with professional pilot student Dash Ahlstrom at his side as co-pilot, and certified flight instructor Conor Gass flew the other plane with professional pilot student Dana Friend serving as co-pilot.

Ahlstrom shared what the experience of flying over a crowd-filled BPS was like.

“My job was timing everything, so only when we were passing over BPS did I look outside. I couldn't see it directly below us, so we used Bennett Hall as our mark to start the break. After we'd flown over I was free to look down in our turn toward the stadium and it was incredible,” he said.

“Seeing the smoke from the fireworks and knowing we'd hit the mark, watching the crowd move and seeing the band spell OSU with remarkable precision from above was awesome. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I'm glad the work we put into it played out exactly like we imagined.”

Friend recently became a certified flight instructor and is set to graduate in May 2024.

“Our love of aviation brings us together," Friend said. "Whether you're part of the Flying Aggies, our competition flying team, a student organization like OSU Women in Aviation or OSU American Association of Airport Executives, there's a place for new and old students alike to feel welcome.”

The celebration showcased the Aviation and Space program, which has made OSU a premier destination for future pilots and aviation leaders. With four undergraduate degree options in professional pilot, aviation management, aerospace security and technical service management, the program is home to more than 450 students in CEHS.

Adams said that the aviation program at OSU has a strong reputation.

“Being one of the oldest collegiate pilot programs in the country, it has grown exponentially over the past several years due to the necessity for pilots in the aviation industry," he said. "OSU Aviation has an extremely long and rich history with the Flying Aggies and Flight Team, which provide numerous networking opportunities for students to become more engaged in their future industry."

Friend shared what sets OSU’s aviation program apart from others is the student culture.

“OSU is a major university, and there are so many things to participate in outside of classes that give students the opportunity to enjoy the college experience,” Adams said.

Two professional pilot alumni who are commercial pilots were recognized alongside the flyover pilots.

A Stillwater native, Ryan Josey is a 2014 graduate of the program and now works for FedEx Express as a Boeing 757 captain.

After graduating, Josey was a flight instructor in Oklahoma before becoming a corporate pilot based in Austin, Texas. Upon accumulating enough hours for a commercial ATP rating, he joined SkyWest Airlines as a first officer on the CRJ 200/700/900 aircraft series before a promotion to captain on the same jets in just two years.

He captained the jets for another two years before accepting a captain’s position with FedEx Express, where he hopes to remain until his retirement.

Josey notes OSU’s professional pilot program as invaluable to his development as a professional aviator.

“OSU is where I was introduced to aviation through my first discovery flight and where I completed all my formal flight training through CFI,” he said.

“Not only did I learn the skills necessary to become a pilot, but I made great connections with fellow students who have all helped in my career development in one way or another. Most of those peers have become lifelong friends who I remain in regular communication with.”

As a result of his experience as an undergraduate student and his ties to the Stillwater community, Josey began pursuing a master’s degree in aviation and space studies last year.

His advice for aspiring pilots? Stay connected.

“You'll be surprised by how your Oklahoma State connections remain significant throughout a corporate or commercial aviation career," he said. "The industry is broad but the network of people is relatively small.”

Alumna KD McCloy graduated in 2021 and has been a first officer for SkyWest Airlines since January 2022.

Since she began flying at OSU, her career aspiration has been to work for Southwest Airlines and she will realize that dream when she begins training for her new position there in November.

McCloy remembers her time at OSU fondly.

“As a student with no immediate family in the aviation industry, OSU became the family that could answer all my questions and prepare me to become a professional aviator,” she said.

“The community of generous staff, students and alumni that are involved with the program gave me much needed support. I found great value in seeking out mentors and asking questions of alumni and people who had the job I was interested in to learn from their experiences.”

CEHS Dean Jon Pedersen; Dr. Chad Depperschmidt, head of the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation; Lance Fortney, Flight Center manager; and associate professor in aviation and space Dr. Jon Loffi join the group as representatives of the college.

Former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams Spotted Trying on Rings With ‘Summer House’ Alum Luke Gulbranson at Tiffanys

Move over Neil Lane. Tayshia Adams was spotted jewelry shopping with Luke Gulbranson at Tiffany & Co. in New York City.In photos obtained by...

Move over Neil Lane. Tayshia Adams was spotted jewelry shopping with Luke Gulbranson at Tiffany & Co. in New York City.

In photos obtained by Page Six from the Sunday, May 14, outing, the 32-year-old former Bachelorette can be seen trying on rings as the 39-year-old Bravo alum looked on. The outlet reports that the pair weren’t shy about PDA during the shopping spree.

Adams and Gulbranson have yet to publicly comment on their relationship but have been spotted together in NYC several times in 2023. His former Summer House costar Lindsay Hubbard subtly confirmed their romance when she posted a pic of the duo holding hands on Easter last month. After she deleted the post, Hubbard, 36, raised even more eyebrows.

“I did not know they were holding hands until everyone started commenting and was like, ‘Oh, they’re holding hands!’ And I was like, ‘Oh s—t, they’re holding hands!’” Hubbard told Andy Cohen about the incident, hinting that she was asked to remove the snap from her Instagram. “But I understand what it’s like to be in the public and the pressure that you feel from viewers and fans [and] everywhere.”

The former publicist compared the situation to the early days of her relationship with now-fiancé Carl Radke. “When Carl and I started dating we were just trying to keep it as private as possible because you want to enjoy those moments, so I understand,” she said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

While it’s unclear whether Adams was looking for sparklers with Gulbranson because she is ready to take the next step, it wouldn’t be her first engagement ring. The former ABC star married her college sweetheart, Josh Bourelle, in February 2016. The twosome filed for divorce in October 2017.

“It’s not hard at all [to talk about the divorce on The Bachelorette] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” Adams told Us Weekly before she made her debut as the season 16 Bachelorette in November 2020. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”

One month later, viewers watched her accept a proposal from Zac Clark. The twosome called it quits in November 2021.

“Him and I both know the truth and where we stand, and I’ve actually never said anything in the media about our relationship except for [that] we’re no longer together,” Adams explained to Us in December 2022. “And I know people might think otherwise, but that’s literally the only statement we’ve ever given out. I think that’s just something about maturity and how we decided to proceed and yeah, at the end of the day, no one else needs to know anything else.”

She added at the time that she was cautious about being in another public romance. “I think that’s another lesson I’ve learned is I really wanna protect that in the future, and kind of, maybe, keep it quiet and under wraps for a minute and then maybe let the people in on the news after a little while,” Adams said. “People are private investigators. I don’t even know how they figure out half the things they do now.”

Adams & Co. Completes Deal Totaling 5,186 Square Feet at 121 East 24th Street

Manhattan’s forward-thinking, full-service real estate firm, Adams & Co. (Adams), has announced that Recursive Research, Inc, a crypto currency fund, has signed a 5,186-square-foot lease at 121 East 24th Street taking the entire seventh floor.“121 East 24th Street is an ideal building for tech-focused tenants looking to be in the heart of the Flatiron neighborhood which has been widely recognized as the center of Silicon Alley,...

Manhattan’s forward-thinking, full-service real estate firm, Adams & Co. (Adams), has announced that Recursive Research, Inc, a crypto currency fund, has signed a 5,186-square-foot lease at 121 East 24th Street taking the entire seventh floor.

“121 East 24th Street is an ideal building for tech-focused tenants looking to be in the heart of the Flatiron neighborhood which has been widely recognized as the center of Silicon Alley,” Jeff Buslik, Executive Managing Director of Adams & Co. “We have been seeing more and more technology and crypto companies moving to this area as it has transformed into New York’s technological hub. For Recursive Research, this space offered an office that could fit the company’s growing business and be easily accessible to employees.”

Jeff Buslik and Bradley Cohn of Adams & Co. represented the landlord, Kofler Associates and Steven Evans of Platinum Properties represented the tenant in the transaction. Asking rent was approximately $52 per square-foot.

Located on 24th Street between Park and Lexington, 121 East 24th Street is an 12-story building built in 1942. It features full-floor office spaces with high, open ceilings and central A/C. 121 East 24th is conveniently placed near many subway lines including the 6, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains.

For more information about Adams and 121 East 24th Street, visit https://www.adamsre.com/products/121-east-24th-street

Greenbridge Finance, a private finance company focused on the origination of loans for commercial real estate acquisitions and recapitalizations, and Deutsche Bank have co-originated $150 million to refinance The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.

Greenbridge Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenbridge Investment Partners, a fully integrated commercial real estate platform that acquires and repositions underperforming properties to become “best-in-class” assets across all commercial real estate sectors. The loan joins a list of major company acquisition and leasing milestones over the last six months. Greenbridge’s principals include Sean Hashem and Fareed Kanani and partner Josh Farahi.

“Greenbridge applies a similar investment philosophy to its property portfolio and loan book,” said Sean Hashem, principal with Greenbridge Investment Partners and Greenbridge Finance. “Knowing long-term market trends and fundamentals are always essential considerations, but we look beyond the numbers. We spend time understanding an asset’s potential, learning the needs of its tenants and projecting future profits for both. We immerse ourselves in the local neighborhood and often observe community virtues or friction that impact an asset’s ultimate success. These criteria revealed The Reef’s long-term viability as a business and a borrower.”

Located at 1933 South Broadway near the 10 and 110 freeways and walking distance from the Expo and Blue light rail lines, The Reef offers over 800,000 rentable square feet of creative habitat tailored to meet the needs of the innovators, entrepreneurs, and diverse creators.

The 12-floor plus basement building unites LA Mart, the largest gift, home, and design resource in the West; Maker City LA, a workspace for creative businesses and entrepreneurs; and Magic Box, which offers facilities for media production, events, and experiential marketing. The property’s long-term tenants and short-term renters of event space include fashion, technology, media, design and the arts, and trade show producers small and large to collaborate and flourish in our spaces.

“Los Angeles is the global epicenter of creativity and there is a steady pipeline of demand for space to work. The building’s design and location make it an ideal location to launch and grow creative businesses,” Hashem added.

The Reef joins a growing list of current and former borrowers of Greenbridge’s short-term, floating rate capital and long term, fixed-rate financing for property acquisitions and recapitalizations of existing assets.

Greenbridge offers a variety of non-recourse loans ranging from $5 million-$200 million with loan-to-value and loan-to-cost ratios of up to 85% on all property types — office, retail, hotel, industrial, multifamily, mobile home, self-storage and mixed-use — in all markets across the United States. Greenbridge offers the ability to structure the entire capital stack of commercial real estate loans including senior, B-note, mezzanine and preferred equity.

For more information or to speak with Greenbridge Finance about financing options, contact 310-273-2277.

Book co-authored by MSU professor tells new stories of school desegregation through Mississippians’ eyes

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A new book published by a Mississippi State faculty member reflects on a yet untold perspective of the Civil Rights Era in the Magnolia State.MSU Professor James H. “Jim” Adams and co-author Natalie G. Adams, a University of Alabama professor, wrote their look at school desegregation in the state with the intention that it will lead to fresh discussion about Mississippi’s public-school system.“We come from a long line of public school teachers who instilled in us an unwavering com...

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A new book published by a Mississippi State faculty member reflects on a yet untold perspective of the Civil Rights Era in the Magnolia State.

MSU Professor James H. “Jim” Adams and co-author Natalie G. Adams, a University of Alabama professor, wrote their look at school desegregation in the state with the intention that it will lead to fresh discussion about Mississippi’s public-school system.

“We come from a long line of public school teachers who instilled in us an unwavering commitment to public schools. This book is an extension of their dedication,” Jim Adams said. “We are grateful for their influence and hope the book is a tribute to each of their legacies.”

Seven years of archival research and more than 100 oral history interviews led to “Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi,” published in 2018 by University Press of Mississippi. The book features oral histories of more than 100 parents, students, community leaders, school board members, principals and superintendents who worked during desegregation of Mississippi’s schools.

A professor in MSU’s Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development, Jim Adams was a ninth-grader at DeKalb High School during the first year of school desegregation in Kemper County. Natalie, a professor of social and cultural studies in education at UA, was a third-grader in 1970 when her elementary school in rural north Louisiana was desegregated. Their parents were white educators who made the decision to leave their children in public schools at a time when many of their friends were fleeing to newly opened private academies.

Jim Adams said that while several teachers and students have written personal memoirs about their experiences in a particular locale during this time period, no other book has been written combining the voices of educators, parents and students statewide.

Sid Salter, a longtime Mississippi journalist who now serves as MSU’s chief communications officer and director of public affairs, said the book examines and preserves “the history of one of the most important and impactful events of the previous century in Mississippi and the Deep South.”

In reviewing the book, Salter writes, “Massive school desegregation was a national political issue, but in Mississippi it was intensely personal and produced far-reaching changes in the state’s communities. The unsung heroes of this dramatic social and educational transformation were the teachers and administrators?both black and white?in Mississippi’s public school districts. The Adamses have lovingly and faithfully captured this poignant narrative in this exemplary book.”

Jim Adams teaches MSU courses such as Diversity in Work and Educational Environments and History and Philosophy of Vocational and Technical Education with research interests in post-secondary educational programs for marginalized students, diversity issues in the work place, work in a post-industrial society, GED programs in high school settings, multicultural education in higher education, and leadership issues in higher education settings. He has published articles in the Journal of Career and Technical Education, International Journal of Instructional Media, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, and Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies.

Natalie Adams also serves as director of the New College interdisciplinary liberal arts program at UA. She is co-author of “Cheerleader! An American Icon” and co-editor of “Geographies of Girlhood: Identities In-Between.”

Copies of “Just Trying to Have School” are available from the University Press of Mississippi at http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/2186 or from other online booksellers.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Christian Bale: I was ‘mediator’ between Amy Adams and ‘American Hustle’ director

In addition to starring in David O. Russell’s 2013 movie “American Hustle,” Christian Bale says he served as a “mediator” between the director and co-star Amy Adams.Bale, 48, told GQ in a cover story published Wednesday that reports claiming he intervened on Adams’ behalf during production were true.“I did what I felt was appropriate, in very Irv style,” he explained, ref...

In addition to starring in David O. Russell’s 2013 movie “American Hustle,” Christian Bale says he served as a “mediator” between the director and co-star Amy Adams.

Bale, 48, told GQ in a cover story published Wednesday that reports claiming he intervened on Adams’ behalf during production were true.

“I did what I felt was appropriate, in very Irv style,” he explained, referencing his character in the dramatization of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

“If I can have some sense of understanding of where it’s coming from, then I do tend to attempt to be a mediator,” he went on. “That’s just in my nature, to try to say, ‘Hey, come on, let’s go and sit down and figure that out. There’s gotta be a way of making this all work.'”

An email emerged during the 2014 Sony Pictures hack between journalist Jonathan Alter and his brother-in-law, then-Sony CEO Michael Lynton, in which the former claimed Russell, 64, “so abused” Adams on the film’s set.

“His abuse and lunatic behaviour are extreme even by Hollywood standards,” Alter wrote to Lynton.

Adams, 48, addressed the claim in 2016, describing Russell’s work ethic as “mania.” In an interview with British GQ, the actress recalled the director “yelling” at her and making her cry almost daily.

“He was hard on me, that’s for sure. It was a lot,” she said at the time. “I was really just devastated on set.”

Despite what went on behind the scenes, Bale said he doesn’t look back on the project with tainted eyes.

“You’re dealing with two such incredible talents there,” he told GQ for the magazine’s November cover story.

“Look, if I feel like we got anywhere close — and you only ever get somewhere close to achieving; our imagination is too incredible to ever entirely achieve it — but if you get anywhere close to it, and when you’re working with people of the crazy creative talent of Amy or of David, there are gonna be upsets. But they are f–king phenomenal.”

He added, “Also, you got to remember, it was the nature of the characters as well. Right? Those characters were not people who back down from anything, right?”

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