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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“Always Best care is the best! Their caregiver is very nice with respective attitude. They are all expert and knows their job very well in all ages. I never regret that their service to take care of my grandmother. They are trustworthy, respectful, honest and passionate to their work. I highly recommend them on their work.”

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“I met with Elaine Gill as we needed a secure place for my Dad. She was very knowledgeable and professional. Fortunately, the second location she showed us was a good fit (Dakota Paradise). I heartily recommend Always Best Care if you want help finding a loved one the proper care.”

Keith S.

“I cannot really find the words to say how wonderful the staff is at Always Best Care of Upper Chesapeake: Highly competent, Comforting, caring, extremely attentive, endlessly patient and reassuring. Elaine Gill has done an amazing job at ensuring that the staff she has are just as committed to ensuring the highest quality of life for every client, as Elaine! You are on the top of my list for any further care services that my family members may need going forward.”

Alan L.

“I used Always Best Care to care for my parents who happen to live in another state. I met with Elaine (the owner) to discuss my options and determine the best caregiver service to meet my parents needs. She was a great help; addressed all my questions and concerns and gave me peace of mind that my parents were in good hands. Their caregiver is wonderful and very competent. I don't have to worry about them or become a detective to find out what is going on with them in Maryland. Although my parents were a little skeptical at first, Elaine and her staff have put their mind at ease and made them feel very comfortable about the entire experience. They both feel much safer now and happier that they are able to stay in the home that they love. I am comforted in knowing that my parents are receiving quality care and they are in the capable hands of Elaine and her staff at Always Best Care. Words can not express my sincere gratitude for the awesome care provided to my parents.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Abingdon, MD work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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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.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Abingdon, MD, 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.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Abingdon, MD 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.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

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:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

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.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

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.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

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.

Respite Care Abingdon, MD

During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

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 Abingdon,MD 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.

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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 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:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Abingdon, MD

Community Continues To Express Concern Over Abingdon Woods Development

HARFORD COUNTY - Barring a reprieve from courts, Abingdon woods is about to become Abingdon warehouse.The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Harford County have granted a series of permits for constructing a two-million-square-foot industrial warehouse complex on the site.The upcoming development will be called Abingdon Business Park and is set to replace one of the most prominent patches of forest left in this heavily developed part of Harford County. The proposed location, bordering I-95, has already been zoned ...

HARFORD COUNTY - Barring a reprieve from courts, Abingdon woods is about to become Abingdon warehouse.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Harford County have granted a series of permits for constructing a two-million-square-foot industrial warehouse complex on the site.

The upcoming development will be called Abingdon Business Park and is set to replace one of the most prominent patches of forest left in this heavily developed part of Harford County. The proposed location, bordering I-95, has already been zoned as a commercial area. Harford County went as far as to include Abingdon woods in an "enterprise zone" to encourage economic activity there.

Abingdon Woods feeds into Otter Point Creek and the tidal Bush River and stands as the last significant, intact stretch of forest buffer in the Bush River watershed. In 2013, MDE conducted a study of water quality in the Bush River. The study found that its health, based on the richness of species and biodiversity, was poor and that the watershed was impacted by "urban stream syndrome," where high percentages of impervious surfaces lead to polluted stormwater runoff, negatively impacting water quality.

The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) has spearheaded efforts to block the project, representing the Gunpowder Riverkeepers. CLA has filed suit multiple times, arguing that the county has not followed proper procedure in requesting public comment on the permits.

"CLA filed, argued, and won a motion in Harford County circuit court, resulting in the Court remanding the permit back to MDE and requiring an additional public comment period."

Despite their victory in extending the time required for public comment, the permits were eventually granted, and the developers plan to move forward with construction.

The surrounding community has voiced their displeasure about the project in various blog posts, community forums, and a petition which now has over 16,000 signatures.

Additionally, residents are concerned for students who attend Old Post Elementary School, which borders Abingdon woods. In a Facebook post calling for the project's cancellation, the organization Save Abingdon Woods said that students would have to deal with "truck traffic and diesel fumes" if the project continued.

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You can visit the Save Abingdon Woods Facebook page or view the petition to learn more about the project.

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Regal Bel Air movie theater closes in Abingdon

The Regal Bel Air movie theater in Abingdon closed at the end of business on Thursday.The closure was announced on Regal’s movie listings website. The company referred patrons to its nearest theater, Regal Hunt Valley.Regal’s Columbia location, Regal UA Snowden Square, is closing Wednesday but will reportedly reopen in August under new ownership.No notification was reported to the state Department of Labor on the closures. No employee information is available.Samuel Nelson, an employee at the Abingdon ...

The Regal Bel Air movie theater in Abingdon closed at the end of business on Thursday.

The closure was announced on Regal’s movie listings website. The company referred patrons to its nearest theater, Regal Hunt Valley.

Regal’s Columbia location, Regal UA Snowden Square, is closing Wednesday but will reportedly reopen in August under new ownership.

No notification was reported to the state Department of Labor on the closures. No employee information is available.

Samuel Nelson, an employee at the Abingdon theater, said the closure is a loss to Harford County.

“It’s very sad that the theater has been in operation since 1997. ...There are a lot of great memories here, a lot of great people that work there,” Nelson said.

Nelson said employees were notified of the closure Saturday and notices went out to the public Sunday.

This is the third round of closures in the past year for the national movie theater chain. Regal’s parent company, Cineworld Group PLC, filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2022 and closed 12 Regal locations out of more than 500 Regal Cinemas nationwide.

In January, Cineworld announced another 39 Regal Cinemas were closing, including locations in Rockville, Bowie and Washington, D.C. The Harford County and Columbia theaters were not on that list.

But starting Thursday, the company will close an additional 14 theaters, including the two in Maryland, as well as Regal Cinemas in California, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Kansas, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania. The closures come as part of Cineworld’s reorganization plan. The company said it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month.

Cineworld, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, bought Regal Entertainment Group in December 2017. The acquisition created the world’s second-largest movie theater chain, according to Cineworld.

“We believe this partnership with Cineworld will enhance Regal’s ability to deliver a premium movie-going experience,” then-CEO of Regal Entertainment Group, Amy Miles, said at the time.

However, several Harford County moviegoers who have gone to Regal Bel Air recently commented on Facebook that the Abingdon theater was outdated and overpriced. Some lamented the loss of the movie theater, recounting memories of watching movies there as a youth. Others mentioned other movie chains, including discount movie chain Horizon Cinemas, which has theaters in Aberdeen and Fallston, as a better value.

Representatives for Cineworld could not be reached for comment.

The Baltimore Sun reporter Jordan Brown also contributed to this article.


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