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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.”

Monica C.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Edgewood, 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 Edgewood, 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 Edgewood, 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.

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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.

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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 Edgewood,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 Edgewood, MD

Coppermine reopens Bel Air Athletic Club, constructing turf fields in Edgewood

Jun. 19—The new Bel Air Athletic Club, owned by Maryland sports facility business Coppermine, held its grand reopening earlier this month. The club held a soft opening in mid-May, with a week of free classes and facility tours.Alex Jacobs, owner of Coppermine, said he'd never seen a community more passionate about their local athletic club."This club is truly special," Jacobs said in a Coppermine news release. "I heard so many stories about BAAC being their first job as a lifeguard, or how so many members m...

Jun. 19—The new Bel Air Athletic Club, owned by Maryland sports facility business Coppermine, held its grand reopening earlier this month. The club held a soft opening in mid-May, with a week of free classes and facility tours.

Alex Jacobs, owner of Coppermine, said he'd never seen a community more passionate about their local athletic club.

"This club is truly special," Jacobs said in a Coppermine news release. "I heard so many stories about BAAC being their first job as a lifeguard, or how so many members met their spouses here."

Community members were shocked when it was suddenly announced in January that the club would be closing.

The club, now known as Coppermine Bel Air Athletic Club, is located at the club's original location at 658 Boulton St. in Bel Air.

Jacobs said Coppermine has spent about $2 million on new equipment and upgrades to the 100,000-square-foot facility, such as new paint and updated flooring and lighting. The facility has basketball courts, strength and conditioning equipment, sports performance training, group fitness classes, a Kidzone and an aquatic center with several pools. Nine pickleball courts are planned, according to the club's website.

The open house on June 1 honored longtime BAAC member Marge Purvis, who was instrumental in helping save the club.

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Purvis, 94, was granted a free lifetime membership to the new club, and Coppermine introduced the "Marge Membership," offering free membership to people 94 and older.

Jacobs said that after an initial tour of the club, he wasn't sure if Coppermine had the bandwidth to acquire the Bel Air Athletic Club. But after that tour, he ran into Purvis in the parking lot, who explained to him how much the club had helped her over the years.

"After meeting her ... I said: 'We're definitely going to take over this club now,'" Jacobs told The Aegis.

Jacobs said if he had not spoken with her in the parking lot, the club may not have been saved.

"She was miraculously the one person I can single handedly point to and say that she was the one that saved that club," he said.

Jacobs said the Bel Air Athletic Club is Coppermine's 18th location. The company is also developing a 19th location nearby: outdoor turf fields in Edgewood.

"We typically like to come to a community and bring several opportunities for our members and our community to participate in," he said.

Before Deonte Banks became Edgewood’s first NFL draft pick, he was ‘a man amongst boys’

Charles Johnson was coaching at Joppatowne when, at an offseason seven-on-seven camp at Edgewood, then-Rams coach John Siemsen told him to keep an eye out for Deonte Banks.“I wasn’t really concerned about some ninth grader at the time,” Johnson, who later took over Edgewood’s program before Banks’ junior season, remembers thinking. “But he told me [Banks] could be the program’s next high Division I guy or professional football player.”Edgewood hasn’t been known as a pipeline...

Charles Johnson was coaching at Joppatowne when, at an offseason seven-on-seven camp at Edgewood, then-Rams coach John Siemsen told him to keep an eye out for Deonte Banks.

“I wasn’t really concerned about some ninth grader at the time,” Johnson, who later took over Edgewood’s program before Banks’ junior season, remembers thinking. “But he told me [Banks] could be the program’s next high Division I guy or professional football player.”

Edgewood hasn’t been known as a pipeline for top football players, but Banks became the program’s first graduate to be drafted to the NFL on Thursday when the cornerback out of the University of Maryland was taken by the New York Giants with the 24th pick in the first round.

Siemsen saw the potential early on when Banks transferred in from St. Frances midway through his freshman year. He saw a quiet confidence and perpetual hunger that would transform into the uber-physical defensive back bound for East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Banks became the first Division I signee Siemsen coached, although it lasted for only one year. Siemsen had previous stops at Patterson, Dundalk and Kenwood before a three-year stint at Edgewood, where he eventually transitioned into an administrative role.

But in his final season as coach, he got an up-close glimpse at a future pro.

“I don’t have a crystal ball,” Siemsen quipped. “But his fluidity, the way he moved on the field, was effortless. He didn’t have that awkward ninth grade year. He just moved. It was awesome to watch and he was a pick-six machine.”

Edgewood’s offensive coordinator, Brooks Kimbrough, was particularly struck by his awareness on the field coupled with his competitive nature, calling him “a man amongst boys.”

“My son [Marquez played at Bel Air and] would come home and tell me,” Kimbrough said, “He’d be like, ‘Dad, our linebacker said he was there but he blinked for a split second and Deonte was already 20 yards down the field.”

It didn’t take long for Edgewood to become a revolving door for college recruiters.

Johnson remembers one in particular. It was one of the first low-major Division I programs to show interest, sending a coach to visit the Harford County school. Johnson called Banks out of class to meet him. It was the dead of winter, so Banks was outfitted in his heaviest coat and baggiest sweatpants.

The coach, who Johnson declined to name, looked at Banks and asked plainly, “Do you lift weights? I can’t tell if you lift at all.”

Banks has long been known for his work ethic in the weight room — late nights and early mornings pleading for a key to enter. His businesslike approach notably started with lifting weights as a middle schooler in the back of a barbershop or running alone at Montebello Hill in Baltimore.

When that college coach failed to distinguish his sculpted frame, Johnson told Banks that the next time a coach is in the building, he’d better wear the tightest muscle shirt he owns to avoid any more confusion about Banks’ dedication to his craft.

“I noticed his senior year,” Johnson said, “this kid has a body that a senior in college would have.”

When the next coach visited, Siemsen remembers Banks wearing “the tightest outfit I’ve ever seen.”

The coach asked Banks to stand up from his chair in Siemsen’s office. He pulled out his phone in awe and asked to take a picture.

If nothing else, that coach was well aware Banks worked out. He told the three-star recruit on the spot he was exactly the caliber of player they were looking for.

But it wasn’t Maryland, the school Banks set his sights on his entire football life.

The Terps started showing interest the summer before Banks’ senior year. They were nosy, too, frequently asking Johnson for updates on which other schools were visiting Edgewood or inquiring about who else offered him.

“The funny thing with Maryland is, I think they offered him a scholarship but nobody knew,” Johnson said. “Maryland called me and said, ‘Coach, we need to know. Deonte hasn’t told us anything but we need to know, is he interested in coming to Maryland?’”

Johnson was bewildered. “You want him!?” he replied. Johnson called Banks to let him know the Terps were ready for him to sign. Banks couldn’t find a pen fast enough, committing on June 23, 2018.

It was the realization of his first of two dreams. The second came to fruition Thursday night with a phone call from general manager Joe Schoen in the Giants war room.

Banks stood in front of his TV. His closest kin occupied the room behind him. With black sunglasses shading the emotion in his eyes and his fingers interlocked atop his head, Banks reveled in the moment he long believed would come.

“I went back and told John Siemsen,” Johnson said, “‘You were the first one to tell me about him.’ I said, ‘John, I remember one time I was at your school and you pointed to Deonte and said, “Charles, that’s gonna be our next big-time ballplayer.”’”


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