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Welcome to Always Best Care Serving Charleston & Mount Pleasant

At Always Best Care of Charleston, our mission is clear: to provide the highest standard of senior care services in the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant areas. Rick and Christine Johnson, both partners in business and life, are proud Charleston residents dedicated to serving the community. Our offerings range from in-home care and personal assistance to assisted living services. With a team of highly trained and experienced caregivers, we guarantee that every individual receives personalized care tailored to their needs. Our commitment is to support seniors in our community, helping them to live comfortably and with dignity.

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Always Best Care of Charleston
The Right Choice for

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Services When You Need It

At Always Best Care, we take the time to understand each client’s needs, ensuring we match them with the most suitable living options.

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Team of Caring Professionals

Our team is composed of dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing top-tier care. Together, we work to provide you and your loved ones with the support and assistance you deserve.

Care at Each Step of the Way

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of assisting thousands of seniors and their families, both in the Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas. Our approach is consistent: to offer the highest quality service at every stage.

Proven Track Record of Success

Our caregivers are not only trained but have a proven history of delivering expert care to seniors and those with special needs, giving families peace of mind.

Services Tailored to Your Needs

We recognize that each individual has unique needs. That’s why we offer a range of services, from in-home care and senior community referrals to specialized care services, all designed to support a safe and independent lifestyle.

The Care You Deserve

Always Best Care Senior Care Services

Explore our services and discover the best senior care option for you and your loved ones.


In-Home Care

Expert care services, delivered in the comfort of your home

Senior Living Referral Services

Referral services designed to help you find the right senior living community

Veterans Assistance Program

Helping veterans navigate the financing options available from the VA to receive the best care possible

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Communities Served

Our dedicated Always Best Care team proudly serves families in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and the surrounding areas.




“Best Senior Service Care in Charleston to work for. Christine and Rick are very positive and supportive and for that I love my Job.”

Naquala F.

“Very Professional and excellent staff.”

Mary J.

“Our family has been using the services of Always Best Care for the past six months and are grateful for the assistance provided to my elderly parents. Initially Rick, one of the owners, met with us along with my parents to closely assess their needs. His warm, friendly manner was helpful in persuading my father to give the assistance a try for two days per week. Rick listened carefully to choose the best match in caregivers, and we could not be more satisfied than we are with our parents’ caregiver. She has quickly become essential in their lives and makes a huge difference in whether or not they can remain in their home. Her manner with my parents is professional, but loving, always— always— going the extra mile to meet their needs. She is knowledgeable, hard-working, caring, and trusted to do what is in their best interest. We are thankful that someone told us about Always Best Care and ever grateful for our caregiver.”

Merrie F.

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Always Best Care Charleston! I am truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team! Christine and Rick are very dedicated to the work that they are doing, and it shows in everything they do. I have never had the pleasure of working for a company with more passionate and involved owners. They show up for their clients and caregivers in every way possible. They go above and beyond to treat everyone like family and enrich the lives of those around them. I am so grateful to be able to be a part of this journey and cannot wait to see all the great things they will accomplish!”

Candice S.

“Always Best Care caregivers have been taking care of Dad for over a year. We appreciate Christine and Rick very much. Quentin, Ann, Alexus , you and others have been a joy to have in our home and doing whatever needs to be done. You show your care and concern for Dad’s physical and emotional well being and you have become part of our family. I really rely on you when we can’t be home and know Dad is in good hands!!! Keep up the good work!!! Love you all.”

Milly H.

“Like most I was not prepared for the transition to being the responsible one for my Mom. Looking back there were signs of memory decline but after emergency surgery and move to rehab the combative paranoid person my sweet, witty, well read , soft spoken Mom became was shocking. Medication and skilled care were prescribed. Several missteps were made with both. Mom’s dark side resulted in first skilled care company dropping us which I totally understood. I was very straight with Christine and Rick regarding Mom’s recent ‘trips out on the ledge’. Rather than politely taking a pass on us…they spent 2 hours in person with us, 3 cumulative hours on the phone asking me questions and strategizing how to avoid the triggers that put Mom ‘on the ledge’, and 2 twelve hour days observing, testing and tweaking strategies. We are approaching 2 months with no major or reportable incidents. I don’t know how long this again found quality of life will last. I am thankful that one of the nurses referred me to ABC. I am tremendously thankful to be their client for the remainder of this journey.”

Suzanne F.

“We have had several senior services for my Mother that we were really not happy with, then we found Rick and his staff with Always Best Care. There name says it all … always the best care. Their staff are warm, caring and assist my Mother seven days a week, and she loves seeing Rick. I couldn’t ask for better care & highly recommend them to anyone who needs this type of service.”


“Good Afternoon! I hope you’re doing well! I wanted you to know that my dad LOVES Rick and so does Amya!! I can’t thank you guys enough for all that you guys are doing, not only for my father but me! Rick went out of his way today and that truly meant a lot 🙂 My dad is so happy and that makes me happy! you guys rock!! thank you!!!”

Michelle H.

“The absolute best caregiving company to work for hands down! Rick and Christine are genuine, loving individuals which make them amazing business owners/ bosses. They do not hesitate to make their employees and clients happy. I’m so thankful to have met these amazing people and be apart of their outstanding company.”

Haley J.

“This is a great company to work for. All their caregivers are dedicated and caring.”

Anne L.

“These people are lifesavers! We searched for months to find an in-home care agency for my aging mother. Previous agencies we used had high turnover and repeated no-shows, leaving us scrambling to adjust and worried sick about Covid exposure from a revolving door of caregivers. Christine and her staff came to our rescue and changed all that. Their caregivers were patient, loving, dedicated and RELIABLE. They provide service at the highest level and we would wholeheartedly recommend them to others. My mother deserves the best care and I wouldn’t use anyone else.”

Brad/Barb H.

“Always Best Care has constantly provided quality care services for my wife over many months of required assistance. The caregivers provide professional services with a loving touch. They have always addressed any questions or concerns immediately with kindness. The administration checks with me, periodically, for a review and any input for improvement. I highly recommend this company.”

Larry B.

“Couldn’t imagine a better team of people to take care of my loved ones. Rick and Christine are the kindest and most genuine people. Their years of work in the customer service industry truly show through the care they provide to others. Aside from the physical and emotional care they provide, which is most important, they are reliable, punctual, trustworthy, and their connections with others last a lifetime. Everyone is family with Rick and Christine.”

Kaylyn W.

“Rick and Christine, of Always Best Care Charleston, are the exact people I would trust and choose to care for my aging loved ones. They are loving, patient, knowledgeable and extremely detail oriented. They have decades of experience in the customer service industry and truly value the relationships with each of their clients.”

Tricia J.

“I’ve known Christine and Ricky Johnson for more than 30 years and would highly recommend their services! They’ve built businesses from the ground up and this one is / will be a perfect fit for them and their clients. They come from, and have created, a large family where assisting others is part of their everyday lives. Their caring nature, solid work ethic and integrity will be highlighted through Always Best Care Senior Services Charleston and will be to the benefit of clients’ loved ones.”

Michelle L.

“I joined Always Best Care as the Director of Operations about 3 months ago. I bring 15 years experience in senior living to this brand new non medical home care company. We have put together an excellent team of personal assistant’s and are ready to accept new clients.”

Lisa M.

“I have known Christine and Rick for years. Their actions and words repeatedly demonstrate their high expectation of what it takes to nurture a loving family and to be active members of a positive, supportive community. Both clients and employees will benefit from their consistent standard of compassionate honesty & integrity as well as the positive energy they bring to every encounter. I recommend them without reservation.”

Corey H.

“I couldn’t be happier that Ricky and Christine Johnson have joined Always Best Care Senior Services. From years of experience in dedicated customer service to the love and care of their own (and extended) family, this is a wonderful fit! The Johnson’s tireless work ethic, attention to detail and heart for people should give family members of clients absolute confidence and trust in their care. Bravo!”

Caroline J.

“How fortunate the Charleston community is to have Always Best Care to serve the needs of seniors. Rick and Christine Johnson, known for their dedication to helping others, have prayerfully commited to finding and nurturing the best team possible to assist them on this mission. Thank you, Rick and Christine, for offering families peace of mind for the care of loved ones.”

Diana F.

“I have known Christine and Rick Johnson both professionally and personally for over 20 years now. I know them to be caring and loving. I with no reservations would have them care for my 93 year old father, If I still lived in the Charleston area. I can not state a higher praise to their character and integrity than that. Allen Sandridge”

Allen S.

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Contact Us For Care Consultation

Always Best Care helps seniors and their family through the entire process. Our care coordinators are local and have in-depth knowledge of our senior living partners and services.


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Dedicated to Exceeding Your Expectations… Always

Our passion for helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle represents the strong foundation of
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The Best Senior Care in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant and Surrounding Communities

Our employees are our own – not contractors. Caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained and insured. We are dedicated to exceeding your expectations…always.


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Whether you are an experienced caregiver or looking to launch your career, contact us today to learn about opportunities that may be available in your area

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FAQs About Our Senior Care Services

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It’s becoming more and more common for families to live far apart from each other, and leaving an elderly relative alone at home can be a major source of anxiety if you’re not nearby. Always Best Care provides the reassurance you need that your loved ones are safe and happy, with a compassionate caregiver available in case of an emergency. We’ll help them handle their daily tasks so that you can manage your own life with confidence and peace of mind. In addition, home care is often considered a healthier and more affordable option for families when compared to long-term nursing facilities.

Choosing an in-home senior care provider can be a daunting task. However, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. First, ask your friends and family for recommendations. If you’re unable to get any suggestions, search for local and state organizations that recognize the best providers in the industry. Doing so can help narrow down a shortlist of home care agencies. Next, set up meetings with your top choices and ensure that they meet your criteria. Don’t forget to ask your senior for their opinion, too. Doing so will help you make an informed home care decision.

When hiring an in-home care provider, it’s important to ensure that they are insured to protect you and your loved one. Always Best Care not only provides our clients with insurance coverage but also Worker’s Compensation. That way, in the unlikely event that an accident occurs while a caregiver is working in your loved one’s home, you are protected against any claims or damages. These protections not only benefit you and your loved one, but also directly benefit our caregivers, enabling us to attract some of the most skilled and compassionate individuals for Home Care in Charleston.

In the mid-90s, Always Best Care founder Michael Newman grew frustrated by the lack of resources available for seniors in his community. That frustration helped him shape a vision: to create a home care company that would provide trusted care, compassionate support, and professional advice for seniors and their loved ones. In 1996, Michael channeled his frustration into founding Always Best Care, which has since become one of the nation’s leading providers of in-home care for seniors. Today, people with passion continue to make Always Best Care what it is today. While times may change, our company’s commitment to compassionate home care will always remain the same.

To provide the best home care in Charleston, we believe that it’s crucial for seniors and their caregivers to build a strong relationship that is fortified with trust. Without it, all parties can suffer. However, at Always Best Care, our caregivers are allowed requested vacations. There may also be times when caregivers become ill. In such cases, a substitute caregiver takes responsibility for your loved one’s care. We inform the substitute caregiver about all your loved one’s likes and dislikes to minimize disruptions. If additional care is required in the morning, afternoon, and evening, we will do our best to accommodate.

We understand that many seniors can lead mostly independent lives, but occasionally they may need assistance. At Always Best Care, we’re thrilled when we can schedule a caregiver in a very short turnaround. That’s why we’re happy to offer part-time in-home care for seniors in Charleston. Our team of compassionate caregivers can be `available to assist your senior loved one morning, noon, and night.

Our home care providers in Charleston can assist with a wide range of services to help your senior live a fulfilling, independent life at home. Some of our most requested home care services include the following:

• Light Housekeeping
• Medication Reminders
• Community Activity Escorts
• Companionship
• Meal Prep
• Nutrition Monitoring
• Incontinence Care
• Transportation and Errand Running
• Dressing and Grooming

Contact our Always Best Care office today to learn more about the additional home care services we offer.

We believe that safety is one of the most important aspects of home care in Charleston. As such, we train our caregivers to assess your senior loved one’s home to identify any potential hazards that could lead to accidents. Before providing in-home care services, we will perform a safety assessment of your loved one’s property to identify ways to make their home safer. This may include introducing grab rails in hallways or showers or making other small changes. To ensure ongoing safety measures are met, your caregiver will continue to monitor your senior’s mobility and recommend any necessary equipment or technology to make their life easier and safer.

Yes. We understand that, with time, a senior’s home care needs can change. If they do, your Care Coordinator will be there to re-evaluate and adjust your non-medical home care services in Charleston as needed.

Our senior home care providers in Charleston are dedicated to delivering compassionate, exceptional care. That dedication often translates to specialized training and preferred areas of focus. Please don’t hesitate to inform us of any unique health needs or requirements your loved one has during your care consultation with Always Best Care.

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