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Home Care In Brown Summit, NC

Home Care Brown Summit, NC

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 Tannenbaum Historic Park 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 Brown Summit, NC 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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“Jaye has been a great caregiver for my Mom. Jaye writes detailed care notes about Mom's day so that we know what is going on even if we live out of town. She goes the extra mile to get Mom out in the sun when the weather is nice and she paints Mom's fingernails, which Mom enjoys. Jaye doesn't hesitate to contact us if Mom needs something or if she has questions. We feel lucky to have her.”

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“We would like to give a shout out to some of the caregivers. We are thankful to have Ms Loretta as a caregiver, she’s very giving, a sweet person, and she works very hard to help us. Such a blessing for Mike and myself. Taylor has such a contagious smile and is so calming for Mike. Always willing to help out however he can. A blessing to us. Tena jumps right in right away as she arrives and is so caring , willing to do whatever task to help ensure all is taken care of and cared for while she’s here. What a blessing Tonya has been for Mike, a contagious caring attitude and willingness to step in and takeover with all things while she’s here. So thankful she’s been put on our caregiver schedule.”

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“We are thankful to have Ms Loretta as a caregiver, she’s very giving, a sweet person, and she works very hard to help us. Such a blessing.”

Susie
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“We have used Always Best for 2 years for my Dad before he passed & now 2 years for my Mom. They are the best! Laura J. With Always Best is phenomenal. She is always pleasant & prompt. She is always willing to go a step beyond to help my Mom in every way with the best attitude!”

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“Great staff members to work with from the beginning. Meaning, the recruiter, hiring manager, receptionist, and scheduler. Schedulers are magnificent at finding and replacing hours if needed All staff (including caregivers) REALLY care about thier clients. ????”

Laura J.
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“We used Always Best Care Senior Services to assist with 24/7 care in the home of my mother in law. We had used 4 different agencies prior to Always Best, they were exceptional. The quality, compassionate care of the care givers was unmatched and if there was ever a call out - a substitute was sent with in 2 hours. Such peace of mind! I was so impressed with the organization that I ended shifting trajectories in my career and now I am an employee. It was the best decision I ever made! I don't know what took me so long to change! I can not say enough good things about the organization as a consumer and an employee. The Loy family does an amazing job of leading a team of kind, compassionate, caring care givers who give exceptional service.”

Kathleen O.
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“Sara Bynum is the best example of a CAREGIVER! Caring is her specialité..She is always prompt, cheerful, patient, industrious, generous, personable, organized, and, additionally, has a delightful sense of humor. I can't sing her praises loud enough!”

Aileen T.
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“I am writing for my mother Alice Pearce. We are very happy with the care provided by Jaye. She goes above and beyond in providing loving care for our mother. She always has a good handoff with the previous caregiver and the subsequent caregiver, making sure they know how mother is and what she needs. Mother loves a shower and Jaye is thoughtful in fitting them in when mother wants one and always has her presentable for family visits. She is a good cook and is sensitive to what mother will enjoy, so her appetite is better on Jaye's shift. She is a good communicator with the family and always puts in informative shift notes. She has technical skills. Recently, the facility got a new wifi and she updated the equipment so it all worked. I usually get those calls and she fixed everything without my involvement. She is very flexible and will stay late and take on extra shifts at the last minute. We are indeed fortunate that she is caring for our dear mother.”

Alice P.
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“Our family has been pleased with ABC services, thankful for a company to be able to rely on for my Dad's care.”

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“I’m in need of a caregiver for my son and Always Best Senior Care is one of the companies that I contacted. Although they were unable to provide services to us (through no fault of their own) mallory trip time to refer us to a company, including phone number to contact for services. She was very helpful, kind, and attentive to our needs. I appreciate the time they took to assist me the best way they could.”

Lisa L.
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“Caregivers (Raina & Aiyana) are very caring and helpful to my father's needs,”

Linda L.
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“Caring staff. Patient portal for family. Quick replacement/fill in caregiver.”

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“Britiany has been caring for my mom almost 4 years. She is so kind and patient and willing to help in any way she can. We value Britiany and think of her as family now. We have been so pleased the way in which Always Best Care has worked with us.”

Jeannie H.
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“My husband's caregiver Taylor is so very patient with him. She does her work without supervision. We are proud to have her in our home. Sincerely, Jack & Lou”

Jack H.
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“We were worried at first with someone taking care of mom. Melanie put us at ease. She is such a big help. Thank you Melanie, thank you all best!!”

Rita C.
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“The staff has been very helpful. Michelle is very helpful and friendly.We have never had to have service like this before so we weren’t sure of what to expect. Things have been very good and everyone has been so easy to work with. It makes it easier on everyone in the family. I am thankful to have Michelle come and help us and to the rest of the company for their help and understanding.”

Carol E.
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“God has allowed angels to be on earth to help us. My family is blessed to have one of those angels named Theresa who cares for my mother. Theresa is caring, soft spoken, loving and very nurturing in the excellent care she gives to my mother. We are so very thankful and blessed to have her in our lives! Thank you Theresa and Always Best Care!”

Elisabeth C.
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“Always Best Care Senior Services has been nothing but professional,nice and very helpful and informative about their healthcare opportunities. My family and myself have been very pleased with Carmen Rhodes our caregiver.She’s very kind,compassionate and knowledgeable about her job .Great job matching us with one of your Always Best Care Senior Services employee.”

Karen M.
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“We have been using Always Best Care Senior Services for my mom since early January 2023. They have done a great job of sending wonderful qualified caregivers that genuinely care for our mom. A special shout out to Alexandra Bennick, Wendy Hare, Stella Pride, Savannah Buckland and Aiyana Wright for all their hard work and wonderful care they have given mom. Not only do they do a great job caring for mom, but they clean house, prepare meals, clean dishes and many other household chores. They give my dad and the children a great sense of trust and security knowing she is being well taken care of!”

Greg S.
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“You could give Connie Rangel-Ledezma a bonus every day because she is that special to us. Without her, Bob would not be where he is today. She is valued by us and we hope by you! Give her 2 bonuses!!”

Gail N.
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“I have worked with about 6 agencies over the last 3 years and Samantha and her team at Always Best Care have been helpful, caring and supportive! They have been there for the unexpected and for the day to day care of my husband. When I need anything, even just a calm voice on the phone, they are there. Our caregiver, Maggie, has become a wonderful part of our family. She truly loves her job and taking care of Tony. She helps me to be less stressed taking care of my husband.”

Kandi S.
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“Harvey has become a part of our family! He is so kind and considerate to my father as he cares for him daily. His compassion and desire for the elderly is shown each time he comes to his house. If it were not for Harvey, I would not be able to work, nor would I have peace of mind that Daddy is being taken care of. Thank you Harvey for all that you do and the love that you show to daddy.”

Janet R.
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“Thank you to Ted for helping us make the adjustment to in-home care! We appreciate your willingness to put up with some negative reactions to your companionship for Bill while I am away from home.”

Susan L.
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“Cindy is the perfect fit for my needs and is always kind and respectful toward my husband. I could not have hand picked a better person.”

Pam S.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Brown Summit, NC?

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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 Brown Summit, NC

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 Bryan 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 Bryan Park Grill or visit Blandwood 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 Brown Summit, NC

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 Brown Summit, NC, 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 NC'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 Brown Summit, NC 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:

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  • Guilford House
  • Carriage House Senior Living Community
  • Spring Arbor of Greensboro
  • Morningview at Irving Park
  • Abbotswood at Irving Park
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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 Brown Summit, NC 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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Latest News in Brown Summit, NC

'I Landed Bad' Man Jumps From Window, Narrowly Escapes Burning House

After his ordeal, Michael White advises families to have a fire plan with escape routes for various scenarios. He stresses families should practice the plan.BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — A Brown Summit man is recovering, and his family picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home and everything inside. 27-year-old Michael White now moves around with the help of a walker and a brace helps to hold his torso upright. That's because he had to jump from a window to survive.White and his mother were asleep in their home on L...

After his ordeal, Michael White advises families to have a fire plan with escape routes for various scenarios. He stresses families should practice the plan.

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — A Brown Summit man is recovering, and his family picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home and everything inside. 27-year-old Michael White now moves around with the help of a walker and a brace helps to hold his torso upright. That's because he had to jump from a window to survive.

White and his mother were asleep in their home on Loblolly Court in Browns Summit when a fire broke out around 4 am on October 30th.

"I woke up and there was smoke already below my head, in the bed, " said White. His mother Linda, a substitute teacher with Guilford County Schools, was able to get out and was calling frantically for him while he was still trapped inside.

White then tried to jump out of the second-floor window to narrowly escape the fire.

"I opened the window and I put my feet through and I reached for the edge of the window but I guess I missed it and I fell and I landed bad," he said.

He was severely injured in the fall and broke his feet and fractured his spine.

"I literally crawled hands and knees in my underwear from the front porch to over there (the neighbor's lawn)."

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White said he can't remember clearly the details of what he did but he looks back to that night and is amazed that things weren't worse.

"I am really lucky that I even woke up to make it out," added White.

After his ordeal, he advises families to have a fire plan with escape routes for various scenarios, which they should practice.

"Not only do you need one, you need to know which way is unlocked on your window, you need to know can you open it, is it seized, is it hard to open and could your children open the window if they need it to," urged White.

He also says to have a fire-proof safe where you can keep duplicates of your keys, id cards, and important documents, which would help in the aftermath of the fire.

Fire investigators said they could not determine the cause of the fire but say the smoke alarm was working and did go off during the fire.

White said he and his mom did not hear it.

White is out of work for now and hopes to walk without aid. He has started a Go Fund Me to help with his medical bills and recovery, which doctors tell him will take about 6 months.

The Whites are renting an apartment in the meantime because their burnt-out home will have to be demolished and then rebuilt and it may not be ready until some time next summer.

Abandoned Greensboro grocery store will be temporary home of batting center

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Batting Center has big plans for the future. The community sports group will move out of its current location and make way for some serious upgrades. They secured land to build brand-new indoor and outdoor facilities in Guilford County. While those facilities are built, they will operate out of an abandoned grocery store in Greensboro.Earlier this month, the Greensboro Batting Center won a bid to purchase property on NC-...

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Batting Center has big plans for the future. The community sports group will move out of its current location and make way for some serious upgrades. They secured land to build brand-new indoor and outdoor facilities in Guilford County. While those facilities are built, they will operate out of an abandoned grocery store in Greensboro.

Earlier this month, the Greensboro Batting Center won a bid to purchase property on NC-150 in Browns Summit. The land is the former site of the Monticello Community Center, and it is right across the street from Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary.

The bidding process took several months to complete. The batting center first put in a bid in September. The price tag was $100,000. A few others tried to secure the land for themselves, extending the bidding process several weeks, but the Greensboro Batting Center came out on top. In the end, they paid $260,000.

The Greensboro Batting Center's owner, Alan Ashkinazy, said they will lease the two baseball fields next door to the property. Those are owned by the Browns Summit Youth Association. The batting center will also put in two additional baseball fields.

There is a gymnasium on the property. Ashkinazy said his team does not yet have concrete plans for the gym, but he suggested they could lease it out to a community youth basketball or volleyball organization.

The Greensboro Batting Center will also build a 30,000-square-foot indoor batting facility on the Browns Summit property.

Ashkinazy said they needed a bigger space after adding to his list of staff and services, including agility training.

"It's grown into a bunch of lessons pitching, hitting, catching, fielding," said Ashkinazy.

They have to jump through several hoops before construction can begin, including making the necessary arrangements for zoning, water infrastructure, and parking.

"The first thing we've got to do is get the fields ready out there and then once those fields are ready then we can start planning on building," explained Ashkinazy.

Ashkinazy said the indoor facility could take between 18 and 24 months to build.

While construction is underway in Browns Summit, Ashkinazy said the Greensboro Batting Center will operate on a temporary basis in the abandoned Harris Teeter on N. Church Street in Greensboro. He said the batting center secured a two-year lease on the property.

"We just needed something big, that was open and grocery stores are like that, you take out the shelves you take out everything and you got a big open space," said Ashkinazy.

The batting center will install turf and nets in the old grocery store. Once the indoor facility in Browns Summit is complete, the operation on N. Church Street will move to NC-150.

Ashkinazy said the plan is to move into the abandoned Harris Teeter in early 2023.

"You know we’re hoping to open up here February 15, that’s not set in stone, it depends on how everything goes. We’re going to start working here on Tuesday and hopefully, it goes smooth," Ashkinazy said in regard to the grocery store location.

GCS crowns spelling bee champion

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools crowned a W-I-N-N-E-R at its spelling bee on Tuesday. Thirty students participated, but only one made it to the end.Nam Tran is a seventh grader at ...

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools crowned a W-I-N-N-E-R at its spelling bee on Tuesday. Thirty students participated, but only one made it to the end.

Nam Tran is a seventh grader at Brown Summit Middle School. He won after 18 rounds of the competition.

“Well, I feel really honored for winning the spelling bee,” Nam said. “I really didn't think I would win, I just studied really hard and I tried my best."

Nam said he had to learn about 4,000 words for the competition. As for the winning word, it was "probative." The definition is having the quality or function of proving or demonstrating something.

“I learned a lot of cool words, sluggard, which is someone who is very sluggish,” Nam said. “It's a very fun word to say and I think it's one of my favorite words. With spelling, there are a lot of grammar rules and grammatical rules that you can learn. It's very fun to spell because I get to learn all those. Especially in the spelling bee, there are a lot of words from other languages, so I got to learn some grammatical rules from their languages as well."

Chloe Brim, a seventh grader at Allen Middle School, was the runner-up. Nam will move on to the regional spelling bee next in Charlotte. His parents said they couldn't be prouder.

“He's been practicing day and night very hard, anytime he has time after doing homework,” his father Trung Tran said. “I just see him sitting and just staring at the list of words and trying to learn about them.”

“As parents, we just support and encourage him in whatever he needs, but we don't put any pressure on him,” his mother Tram Truong said. “We want him to enjoy the journey, we want him to enjoy learning."

When Nam isn't studying his words, he enjoys playing piano and chess, and listening to and dancing to K-pop. He said he wants to be a civil engineer when he grows up.

Brown Summit Middle School parents express concerns over transportation changes weeks before school starts

Parents of kids attending Brown Summit Middle School in Guilford County have some concerns with the way transportation will work this school year. Infinite Scroll Enabled GET LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERTSThe latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.Your Email AddressPrivacy Notice GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. —Students in the Guilford County School Di...

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Students in the Guilford County School District will soon be heading back to the classroom.

Parents of kids attending Brown Summit Middle School have some concerns with the way transportation will work this year.

One parent told WXII it could be the deciding factor in whether or not he switches schools completely.

"You're telling parents three weeks before school starts that you can't transport our kids," Noel Pabon, who has a daughter enrolled at Brown Summit, said. "I guarantee parents will say, 'I want my child to go somewhere else then.'"

Pabon's daughter plans to attend Brown Summit as a sixth grader. However, an email from Guilford County Schools to parents last week has Pabon rethinking things.

"My daughter is excited to go to Brown Summit," Pabon said. "But now, I may have to tell them, 'Listen, you can't go because there's no bus transportation for you.'"

The email from Guilford County Schools says that any newly accepted students to Brown Summit will need to utilize community stops, meaning there won't be any home or neighborhood stops made. Instead, parents will have to choose a designated community stop.

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"I bought my first house this spring based off of my kid going to Brown Summit next year," Pabon said. "It's closer than where we were living, and it's on a main street — which means bus transportation will be easy — all of this was in the spring. Then, we get an email last Friday telling us that in three weeks, when school starts, there is no transportation unless we get our children to a community stop, which is essentially another school."

The closest community stop for Pabon is about three miles south at Dudley High School.

"My child would have to walk on their own which, for a sixth grader, I'm not going to do," Pabon said. "Especially a sixth grader on the spectrum."

As a working parent who can't really contribute to carpooling due to his schedule, Pabon said he wishes he had known about these changes prior to enrolling.

"This should've been figured out in the springtime," Pabon said. "Budget, no budget, whatever the cause may be-- this should've been told to us when we were applying, not three weeks before school."

Parents who use community stops will need to complete a transportation preference form.

The Guilford County School District says the community stops were implemented last year to align with the school's new bell schedule and accommodate after-school activities.

The district says more community stops were added this year because students who attend Brown Summit, a districtwide magnet school, come from as far away as High Point.

The district says it strives to be efficient with taxpayer dollars and provide safe and reliable transportation for all students.

The district is finalizing community stops and will share those with families next week.

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Construction begins on 500,000 SF Triad spec building

Construction has begun on a 500,000 square foot industrial spec building at a Triad industrial campus.SL Industrial Partners, a division of the Silverman Group, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is developing the spec building at Reedy Fork Logistics Center on Summit Avenue in Browns Summit. Jordan Quinn, Spencer Yorke and Natalie Ceva of JLL are managing marketing and leasing efforts.JLL said delivery of the spec is expected in fourth quarter 2022. SL Industrial Partners is also developing an 800,000 SF facility at Reedy For...

Construction has begun on a 500,000 square foot industrial spec building at a Triad industrial campus.

SL Industrial Partners, a division of the Silverman Group, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is developing the spec building at Reedy Fork Logistics Center on Summit Avenue in Browns Summit. Jordan Quinn, Spencer Yorke and Natalie Ceva of JLL are managing marketing and leasing efforts.

JLL said delivery of the spec is expected in fourth quarter 2022. SL Industrial Partners is also developing an 800,000 SF facility at Reedy Fork that is fully leased and expected for delivery in third quarter 2022.

“Reedy Fork Logistics Center creates the opportunity for large-scale logistics users to take advantage of high-quality, speculative space in Greensboro’s rapidly growing industrial market,” said JLL’s Quinn. “The pandemic has accelerated the demand for large blocks of well-located distribution space, and with the sector showing no signs of slowing down, we’re confident that Reedy Fork Logistics Center will be a top choice for prospective tenants looking to expand or establish an East Coast footprint.”

The campus, located off U.S. 29, will take advantage stage of soon-to-be-completed infrastructure improvements, including the U.S. 29 interchange and the Greensboro Urban Loop. The location is also near Roy Carroll's South Rockingham Industrial Park, where a 250,000 SF facility is near completion for Ontex and a 176,000 SF spec is under construction.

Silverman also bought land this year to develop two industrial buildings totaling more than 1.9 million SF in China Grove in Rowan County. The group also bought Family Dollar headquarters in Matthews for $10.5 million this year and rebranded it as Eastside Logistics Center.

Silverman oversees industrial leasing and development projects throughout the United States. SL Industrial Partners currently owns and manages 20 million square feet of industrial product across 20 states.

SL Industrial partners is developing another 12 million square feet of new product across eight states, including both build-to-suit and spec facilities in Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta, Charleston, South Carolina, and South Florida.

“Given the increase in demand and leasing activity, we’re committed to identifying industrial development opportunities in emerging markets like Greensboro that are equipped with excellent regional access and a talented labor pool,” said Toby Nelson, vice president of leasing for SL Industrial Partners. “JLL has a demonstrated track record in the market, and we’re confident that its team has the skills and experience needed to effectively market the strategic advantages at Reedy Fork Logistics Center.”

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