al-banner-bg
Senior housing consulting

Senior Living Referral Services

Find the right senior living community solution for you and your loved ones

Senior-Move-in
Our Advantage

Benefits of Our Senior Living Referral Services

Supporting you and your loved ones

Caregiver-and-Veteran

No-Cost Service

Always Best Care is compensated by our contracted assisted living communities, which means we are happy to provide our senior housing and assisted living referral services at no charge to you

Tailored Solution

We match our clients with the top senior living communities based on individual needs, budget, and geographical preference

Personalized Assistance

We personally escort our clients and their families on a tour of the matched assisted living communities so they can determine which senior housing option is best for them

Senior Communities
We’re Here to Help

Understanding the Senior Living Community Options

The many choices for senior housing can be overwhelming. Some older adults are able to live out their retirement years playing golf and enjoying relatively few health problems. In contrast, others require assistance with their care needs which is often dictated by health and safety concerns.

The information below will provide you with some of the more common options available in today’s senior housing market. For more information, contact your local Always Best Care office today to help you make an educated decision about the right senior living option for you or your loved one.

Assisted Living

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters. Assisted living communities generally provide a home-like setting and are physically designed to promote the resident’s independence. Services are offered to assist residents with daily living. What “assisted living” means depends on both the state and provider in question. Variations in state regulatory definitions are significant and provider variables include everything from care provided to geographic location, organizational size, and structure.

Services Provided by Assisted Living Communities

Assisted living communities typically provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), coordination of services by outside health care providers, and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Assistance often includes the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services. The services offered by assisted living communities vary from facility to facility. Services often include:

  • One to three meals a day
  • Monitoring of medication
  • Personal care, including dressing and bathing
  • Housekeeping and laundry
  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Some medical services
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Medical emergency response
  • Visitation policy
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I again want to compliment Shannon on her fine work as my uncle’s caregiver. She truly came from above. Today is his 92nd Birthday and I can’t be there, but she has made the day special for him with cake and small gifts. She also keeps close tabs on his failing health and coordinates his care excellently. She goes above and beyond what would be expected. I don’t know Rihanna as well, but she, too, sounds like she cares for my uncle in a kind and positive way. My uncle can be demanding and cranky and they both do a good job maintaining an upbeat attitude. Last but not least, I appreciate Ana for juggling so many clients and caregivers, which in our own situation seem to change on a dime, yet she always comes through. Thanks again”

Ece K.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I again want to compliment Shannon on her fine work as my uncle’s caregiver. She is truly heaven-sent. Today is his 92nd Birthday and I can’t be there, but she has made the day special for him with cake and small gifts. She also keeps close tabs on his failing health and coordinates his care excellently. She goes above and beyond what would be expected. I don’t know Rihanna as well, but she, too, sounds like she cares for my uncle in a kind and positive way. My uncle can be demanding and cranky and they both do a good job maintaining an upbeat attitude. Finally, I appreciate Ana for juggling so many clients and caregivers, which in our own situation seem to change on a dime, yet she always comes through. Thanks again”

Kathy
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Want to recognize Jeff for his kind, empathetic communication on the phone trying to help us with our wheelchair bound friend. The medical system leaves disabled people behind to fend for themselves. Jeff is really trying to work with us to provide some kind of care for our friend who can’t help himself. Jeff makes the world a happier place. Thank you Jeff and Always Best!”

Adele
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Dear Jeff, I’m sorry this note is so late in arriving. I just wanted to say how much I appreciated all your help during this very trying time in our lives. The people that came and helped care for Mickey were kind, thoughtful and loving. He was treated with dignity and respect, he deserved that. Thank you for that and please pass on my regards to all that enriched our lives. It was much appreciated.”

Marie &.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I recently worked with Michelle Kramer at Always Best Care. I would recommend Michelle to anyone who is navigating Senior care for their loved one. Michelle is so knowledgeable as she has been in the industry for so long. She helped me to find places to move my dad, she knew all the answers to the hard questions that I had. Michelle was just amazing and I literally could not have moved my dad recently without her help. I also used their care facilities in July when I moved my dad to his first memory care facility to help him transition. Their caregivers were great and they were so flexible with the times that I needed someone with my dad.”

Julie T.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“We want to thank you all for all the help over the last 5 months And we recognize there is a chance we will need help again in the future. Jeff pls thank Virgie, Tia and the rest of the team Everyone was fantastic!!”

Eric C.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“We want to thank you all for all the help over the last 5 months And we recognize there is a chance we will need help again in the future. Jeff pls thank Virgie, Tia and the rest of the team Everyone was fantastic!!”

Claudia
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I believe when someone does an outstanding job they deserve recognition. My mom has two excellent care givers. I stop by my moms one to two times a week. My mom and her house are well cared for each time I stop by. Most often they don’t know I am coming, so I know she is receiving wonderful care all the time. My mom has dementia and she realizes that she can’t remember most things. It is a large weight off my mind knowing that I couldn’t ask for better caregivers. Felicia and Sadie are to be commended for the wonderful job they do taking care of my mom.”

David W.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I believe when someone does an outstanding job they deserve recognition. My mom has two excellent care givers. I stop by my moms one to two times a week. My mom and her house are well cared for each time I stop by. Most often they don’t know I am coming, so I know she is receiving wonderful care all the time. My mom has dementia and she realizes that she can’t remember most things. It is a large weight off my mind knowing that I couldn’t ask for better caregivers. Felicia and Sadie are to be commended for the wonderful job they do taking care of my mom.”

Tracy K.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“i had no idea where to even start looking for a memory care facility for my husband. Matt Friscia was extremely helpful and immediately put me at ease, asking about my situation, my husband’s level of alzheimers and my budget. i was so relieved when he provided me with several possible facilities. i was lucky enough to ultimately decide on the first place on the list. My husband is receiving excellent care now and i have peace of mind that i chose the best place!”

Diane M.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I have recommend ABC Senior Services to several clients and have always received great feedback. Matt and team are always professional, efficient, and go above and beyond to care for my Seniors. Very dependable!”

Julianne R.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“We cannot say enough about our experience with the team at Always Best Care, Chicagoland. It gave us so much peace to know the great care our Uncle was receiving during a very difficult time. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are looking for excellent, in home care services for a loved one, you cannot go wrong with the team at Always Best Care! First class operation!”

Matt P.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Setup a caretaker from Always Best for my Grandpa. The representative John that helped me out was knowledgeable and made everything very easy to get going. The caretaker Linda that they sent out has been great, very personable and friendly! Don’t know what we would have done without her help.”

Tony D.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I can’t say enough good things about EVERYONE at Always Best Care Senior Services in Lombard. Matt, the Caregiver Aides and ALL the support staff cared for my two 99 year old Alzheimer stricken parents as if they were their parents. EVERYONE is extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to care for my very elderly parents whenever things changed, which was most of the time. You can trust them 100% with the care of your family members. Also, their fees are very reasonable.”

Richard A.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“The care provided by Always Best Care senior Services was better than could ever be expected. They truly care about the care of my Mom and her well being. Matt and his team always went beyond what could reasonably be expected to assist with my Mom’s care. I feel vary lucky to have found Always Best Care Senior Services for My Mom’s care and highly recommend them to any one looking for this type of help for a loved one.”

Guy C.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I have seen this team serve local clients with great care and compassion. Matt and his team of professionals are VERY responsive and ready to problem-solve on behalf of patients. Whether planning ahead, or in a pinch, this is a team worth considering for your loved one’s care.”

Kelly F.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“The caregivers are terrific. They are also very nice people. The management is professional and conscientious. I highly recommend them”

Bob B.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“ABC responded rapidly and with competency and compassion to an urgent family care need. With gratitude- Jeannine Forrest, PhD, RN”

Jeannine D.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“ABC was a godsend helping to take care of our dear father. Owner Matt and his team are very professional, supportive and caring. I highly recommend this company if anyone needs help with a loved one.”

Janet T.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They take a personal touch. The owner Matt is awesome. He came to our home in the beginning and answered all of our questions and some we didn’t even know we had. He keeps in tough and is easily accessible. The caregivers are all very professional and warm. Virgie our caregiver became one of the family. It is truly a warm wonderful company. If you need to use a caregiver I highly recommend ABC.”

Marijean A.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They take a personal touch. The owner Matt is awesome. He came to our home in the beginning and answered all of our questions and some we didn’t even know we had. He keeps in tough and is easily accessible. The caregivers are all very professional and warm. Virgie our caregiver became one of the family. It is truly a warm wonderful company. If you need to use a caregiver I highly recommend ABC.”

Marijean G.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Matt and his team were first rate. Our family was extremely pleased with ABC.”

John E.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I am a past client of this provider I got Always Best Care of Chicagoland & South Suburbs last December. They help in light meal prep, housekeeping, getting my mail, taking out the garbage can, washing the dishes, and changing my sheets. The caregiver was excellent, phenomenal, and always on time. I can't say enough about her. I only had her 2 days a week, Tuesday and Friday.”

Gail
×
TESTIMONIALS

“This company is the best. The owner Matt showed me a whole new definition to what family really means. There are way too many compliments to list. The name I want to give to his company and staff is “Making a difference in Families”. Thank you Matt and to your staff for taking care of mine. Mariella”

Mariella C.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Our family worked with ABC to provide first just nighttime caregivers, but eventually 24/7 caregivers for our father. ABC provided well-trained caregivers who were competent, personable and friendly. Management was attentive, flexible and responsive to our needs as they changed over time. We were very pleased with their services.”

Missy L.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“We hired a care giver for a night to help me at my daughters wedding I’m in a wheelchair we had Chris who helped me get dressed and get around at the wedding then when we got home he helped my wife get into the house and get me situated for the night my wife asked if we needed him again would he be ok if we asked for him again he said absolutely we would use them again”

Greg P.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“If you are looking for a home care company that is caring and responsive to your needs, Always Best Care is the company for you! Matt was professional, honest and genuinely concerned about meeting our needs in caring for our mom. Her actual caregiver, Debbie, was fantastic. As a health care professional myself with high standards I can honestly say I was beyond pleased with ABC.”

Amelia T.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“ABC was very responsive to our situation and came through for us quickly. They communicated with us well and updated us regularly. I would recommend ABC”

stephanie S.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Always Best Care was more like a family member than a service. Matt, the owner, was kind, supportive and flexible with all needs and requests. His responsiveness to my requests was immediate. The caregivers were caring and trustworthy. Both Matt and the caregivers were attentive to my friends needs and concerns. My friend was extremely anxious about strangers coming into his house to provide care. Always Best Care made it so easy for my friend to quickly adapt because they are so personable and attentive.”

Ruth R.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I called to get help for my aunt. I needed someone to help out on the weekends. They were able to get someone immediately . Then shortly after that I needed someone more weekday hours as well. They immediately had someone to come out and help. Matt, the owner, was kind, supportive and flexible in all my requests and everything couldn’t of worked out any better. The caretakers were caring and took great care of my aunt who was in a wheelchair. I truly could not have gotten through all this without Matt and Always Best Care.”

Toni S.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Great experience with this agency. Very caring and compassionate. Very responsive to communication when changes were necessary. Always has the clients best interest in mind. Personally get involved with their clients. Highly recommend!”

Lisa H.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Always Best Care Senior Services or DuPage, IL., was a life saver and I would recommend using their services…Art who was sent to help take care of my father for a very important event was prompt, considerate , friendly and took excellent care of my father helping him get ready for his son’s, my brothers wedding.. Thank you ABC…”

Solomon J.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They are wonderful. Best caregivers. We loved all the ones that came into our home especially Rosa and Rochelle. They took very care of me at a difficult time. My daughter is recovering nicelyy.”

Linda C.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“It took me a long time to decide to have a stranger in my house to care for my husband Keith. When I started calling for care services I was skeptical. . Then I called Always Best Care and from the first conversation I knew they were perfect. My experience with everyone I encountered was like we were family. They are as caring as a family member could be for me and Keith. I now have an extended family not just a care giver service.”

tracy D.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They’ve been caring for my father-in-law for over a year and I’d be lost without their help. Their caregivers are so caring and helpful; they don’t just do their job, they go above and beyond to ensure the best care. I highly recommend them for your care needs.”

Geoffrey C.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Caring, tireless effort to accommodate our needs.”

Judy P.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“ABC provided wonderful service to our loved one and this kindness extended to our family as well. The staff was professional, compassionate and went well above and beyond. Thank you so much for helping us through a difficult time. I most highly recommend this company of wonderful people serving our precious elderly loved ones.”

donna B.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I would like to thank all the people who work for abc. Everybody took the best care of my mother-in-law at her time of need. I would like to recommend them to anybody in need of in home care for your loved one. They all were the best people you could ask for when the family needed them. Thanks again!!!”

Donna W.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They are wonderful. Best caregivers. We loved all the ones that came into our home especially Rosa and Rochelle. They took very care of me at a difficult time. My daughter is recovering nucelyy.”

Patricia N.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I had a great experience with Best Care. The lady who took care of me after surgery was wonderful. She was helpful, nice and very caring. I will definitely use their services in the future if I need them again. And I will ask for the same caregiver. Thank you Always Best Care Chicagoland.”

Mary A.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Always Best Care Senior Services or DuPage, IL., was a life saver and I would recommend using their services…Art who was sent to help take care of my father for a very important event was prompt, considerate , friendly and took excellent care of my father helping him get ready for his son’s, my brothers wedding.. Thank you ABC… Scott”

Scott E.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“They’ve been caring for my father-in-law for over a year and I’d be lost without their help. Their caregivers are so caring and helpful; they don’t just do their job, they go above and beyond to ensure the best care. I highly recommend them for your care needs.”

Michelle F.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“It took me a long time to decide to have a stranger in my house to care for my husband Keith. When I started calling for care services I was skeptical. . Then I called Always Best Care and from the first conversation I knew they were perfect. My experience with everyone I encountered was like we were family. They are as caring as a family member could be for me and Keith. I now have an extended family not just a care giver service. Kathleen Carlson”

Kathy R.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I have been an employee of Always Best Care for the past 6 months ,and I love how professional they are ..”

Bernice B.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“I love working at Always Best Care. The staff goes out of their way to help you in any situation.”

Susan K.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“We had an unexpected need to assist a family member on very short notice smack dab in the middle of the holidays. Matt did an awesome job assessing our needs and getting the resources in place”

Jim S.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Helped my father in law get healthy .”

Stella L.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Dave and his staff go above and beyond with their care. They all take special interest with their clients. Also a very helpful resource in future planning and current ideas. Trust your parents to these people – they will not let you down.”

Marion B.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“ABC was able to provide me with a caregiver within the same day of me being discharged from the ER. Their caregiver was very caring, compassionate, and went above and beyond my expectations. Having someone from their team in my home allowed for my family to move forward with their daily activities while knowing I was safe. I highly recommend their agency.”

Donette K.
×
TESTIMONIALS

“Very caring, counscientious, professional and dedicated owners. I recommend them.”

Andrea B.
Ready To Answer Your Questions

FAQs About Senior Living Referral Services

Female-Caregiver-Mobile Female-Caregiver-Desktop

There are many choices for seniors to consider when it comes to finding a community that will best fit their needs.

Independent living communities are for adults, generally ages 55 and older, who don’t need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), but are looking for a living environment that offers additional support, onsite amenities and socializing opportunities and activities.
A continuing care retirement community (CCRCs) offers multiple options along the continuum of senior living housing and healthcare spectrum. Many CCRCs offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care all on one campus. If care needs change, residents can transition within the community to the proper care setting. In most cases, in-home care is also provided.

Assisted living is a type of housing designed for people who need various levels of medical and personal care. Living spaces can be individual rooms, apartments, or shared quarters.

Residential care communities for the elderly, sometimes referred to as board and care homes, are responsible for providing assisted living services to residents in a homelike and community setting, allowing them to maintain independence while continuing to receive nursing level of care as needed.

Memory care is a type of long-term care geared toward those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of progressive-degenerative dementia.

Nursing homes are senior living facilities that offer a high level of medical care. Like assisted living facilities, nursing homes have numerous amenities and help with basic activities. However, they also provide medication management and 24-hour supervision, leading to a more clinical environment as well as the highest level of care for individuals who don’t require hospitalization.

Always Best Care representatives can help match each client’s physical, emotional, and financial needs with the amenities and services of the local communities in your area. This is based on the use of comparative data that can help you determine the best option for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with the senior living communities in your area to gain extensive knowledge that is used to help seniors and their loved ones make an informed decision about the best option for them. This includes basic rent and care charges, services provided, and availability. Because Always Best Care is compensated by the communities, we provide senior living referral services that are provided at no charge to the client.

The transition into a senior living community can be a daunting task. Your spouse can play a huge role in your well-being. In many cases, especially assisted and independent living, spouses are certainly welcome to join their loved one. If this is something you are considering, it will be important to ask the community you are considering if your spouse is welcome to join you. Also, be sure to ask how costs are allocated for your spouse.

Moving into a senior community is based on when and how you and your family want to transition. While some seniors are more proactive in moving into independent living, others choose to remain home until they have care needs or other requirements that make moving into a senior living community the right decision.

Female-Caregiver-Mobile Female-Caregiver-Desktop

Senior Living Referral Services News & Insights

Explore the latest insights, trends, and tips from senior care and the caregiving industries

Subscribe to news about

Senior Living Referral Services

Senior-Care-Services-GP