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Home Care In Lake Worth, FL

Home Care Lake Worth, FL

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 Worth Avenue Clock Tower 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 Lake Worth, FL 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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Tino K.

“Steve is such a great guy! Highly knowledgeable and compassionate. Thanks to him my grandfather was able to maintain his independence and stay at home. The Medina family appreciates all you have done, thanks Steve!”

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“I am a current client of this provider lways Best Care helped our family secure free in-home care services through Veterans Affairs. VA Community Care benefits were completely unknown to us when we were looking for affordable care for mom and dad. Always Best Care helped us navigate through obtaining the caregiver benefits. Mom received free respite care to help give her a break from caregiver duties while caring for Dad. Their caregivers were kind and reliable, making our experience wonderful. Highly recommended.”


“I am a past client of this provider Steve and his team at Always Best Health Care were a blessing to me! My Father was very ill and had Parkinson's and they were there for me every step of the way. I would highly recommend them for any type of home health care assistance.”

Claudine P.

“I love that Always Best Care supports our veterans with the VA Community. With me personally having a ton of family within this community, I know where to turn if anyone I know needs at home health care.”

Kendall K.

“The senior living advice given by “ Always Best” has helped me navigate around the uncertainty of what to do next if these services are needed for a friend, someone I love or another individual needing guidance. Thank you for the wonderful education!”

Kendall K.

“I had a great experience with Steve! He was incredibly clear and thorough in explaining the entire process.”


“The best senior care service!”

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“The very best in home health care! Caring professional group eager to keep their patients safe and to stay in their homes. They are equipped to handle all the needs of their elderly patients. They are supportive and truly understand how to help and personalize treatment plans based on the needs of their clients!”

Brenda B.

“Always Best Care Services is actually what is sounds like. The best care possible for their clients. Steve always returns calls on a timely fashion and truly cares about the well being of his patients. Definitely would recommend them :)”

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“Steve and his staff have the best interest of the client in mind. They get to know the and the family and fine tune a process that gets the best care possible for the client. Always checking in to make sure the client is being taken care of with their best interest in mind. I would recommend ABC senior services to anyone looking for the best in home care around for their loved ones. Peace of mind is so important. Thanks Steve”

Ed D.

“This Always Best Care exceeded our expectations and increased my peace of mind knowing my grandmother’s adult care was superior to other services of its kind. Nannie was happy and that made me happy. I would highly recommend this stellar group. Thank you, Steve, Claudia and your team. You are THE BEST!”

Susan M.

“There are so many nursing homes to choose from, with their guidance I was able to find the right facility for my mother, right away. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Candace K.

“ABC has provided the essential care and support my dad needed after hospitalization and chemo treatments. I have peace of mind knowing they are supporting him.”

Michelle B.

“Steve and Claudia at Always Best Care Senior Services were just awesome in how they provided at home care for my mother Carmen. Starting with the initial consultation by Steve to learn about mom's personal care needs to the follow-up visit of a registered nurse to the eventual placement of a compassionate caregiver; every step of their service was well thought out and they truly delivered on providing a level of care for mom that exceeded our families (and mom's) expectations. It can be very nerve racking to find and leave your loved one with a caregiver but this company gets that and they were just fantastic. Thank you Always Best Care!”

Mark B.

“If you want quality care for yourself or your loved ones, Steve and his time are the best, don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. As an estate planning attorney, I have recommended clients to Steve who have been very happy with his team. Steve and his team went above and beyond for one specific client of mine that had a very complex situation, and I am eternally grateful to them. I only hope I can continue to work together with him - Steve and his team are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable, happy and safe. My favorite part about Always Best Care is that all of their staff are TRAINED EMPLOYEES WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION - NOT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS!”

Aldo C.

“I have been utilizing Always Best Care Senior Services for 2 years to care 24/7 for my elderly parents. I am very pleased with their services. The Owners and Office Staff bend over backwards to make sure that there is always coverage, to alert my parents Caregiver Team of any requests that I make, to advise me when there is an issue with my parents or their dog. The Caregiver Team working with my parents are all compassionate and caring, knowledgeable and skilled. Sadly, my Father passed away in the fall of 2020. Each of their Caregivers, the Owners and the Office Staff expressed to me that they would like to attend his memorial service when we are able to have it. During the weeks he was slipping away, the Caregiver team not only took care of my parents, they looked after me, gently reminding me to eat, rest or take a break. They truly care not only for my parents, but for all our family. I can’t begin to express what a comfort it has been to have them caring for my parents, especially during the pandemic when visits are prohibited. They are my eyes and ears. Working intimately with my parents, the Caregivers are very tuned in to even subtle changes. If you are in the market and looking for a senior services/home health care company, I strongly urge you to reach out to Always Best Care Senior Services. You’ll be happy you did.”

Heidi R.

“Steve and his team were amazing. As my father’s Parkinson’s progress, we were in need of home health care desperately. Steve and his nurse came to our home, assess the situation, and set up a schedule to accommodate our needs. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Claudine P.

“Always best care is a top notch senior services company. They go above and beyond with their clients and treat them as if they are family. If you are looking for a great family oriented team to help take care of your love one look no further. Give Always best care a call you will not be disappointed!!”

Forrest H.

“Highly recommended! All the staff is very professional and courteous”

Ryan N.

“Steven and his team are superior in caring for aging friends and family. The most important thing is having people who you can trust with your family.”

Allison T.

“Steve and his team will take superior care of your loved ones.”

John D.

“I highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services if you have a loved one that needs personal care.”

Melanie T.

“Dori, is such a wonderful person and makes such an impact on everyone she is involved with.”

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What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Lake Worth, FL?


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.


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 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 Lake Worth, FL

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 South Bryant 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

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 Paradiso Restaurant or visit Lake Worth Chair, 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 Lake Worth, FL

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 Lake Worth, FL, 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 FL'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 Lake Worth, FL 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:

  • The Landing of Lake Worth
  • Hibiscus Palace II Assisted Living Facility
  • A Quaint Meadow Assisted Living Facility
  • Tropical Garden Villas
  • Crest Manor Assisted Living
  • Mediterranean Alf
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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


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


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 Lake Worth, FL 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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'We love them:' Lake Worth Beach senior center helps residents stay active through dance

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — When you put exercise instructor Rey Iaz in a room, the women hit the dance floor.This is the Mid-County Senior Center in Lake Worth Beach for individuals ages 55 to 105. Iaz said his exercise class is once a week."I think that seniors they need more attention. Sometimes the mother and the father, they become the grandmother, the family doesn't have time because life is hard and there's an opportunity here to show them that we love them," Iaz said.Iaz left Cuba many years ago and ...

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — When you put exercise instructor Rey Iaz in a room, the women hit the dance floor.

This is the Mid-County Senior Center in Lake Worth Beach for individuals ages 55 to 105. Iaz said his exercise class is once a week.

"I think that seniors they need more attention. Sometimes the mother and the father, they become the grandmother, the family doesn't have time because life is hard and there's an opportunity here to show them that we love them," Iaz said.

Iaz left Cuba many years ago and missed out on spending time with his grandmother.

"I didn't have time to enjoy my grandmother. So I'm helping other grandmothers that we have here," Iaz.

Hilda Darkins, 77, is a part of the class.

"As you get older, you get stiff. And it helps me to not get stiff in the morning and throughout the day," Darkins said.

Faith Manfa, the Palm Beach County senior services director, said there's more than exercise at this senior center.

"The senior center offers quite a bit of activities. We have wood carving, we have poetry classes. We really look to the seniors to see what their interest is, and then we go out into the community and bring people in to facilitate those classes," Manfa said.

Manfa said the instructors are all volunteers. There are only two paid staff members.

"The seniors, they love art classes. They also love life learning classes. They enjoy physical as we saw today. So yoga, taichi. balance is very important. So we would love classes like that," Manfa said. "Meeting in a senior center really helps prevent isolation. They make friends. Overall a great way to feel a part of their community and they love coming. As you age, not only does your mobility become more challenging, but you do lose loved ones and you lose friends. And many times, seniors don't want to get dressed. They don't want to come out.”

The Mid-County Senior Center is located at 3680 Lake Worth Road in Lake Worth Beach. For more information, call 561-357-7101.

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After two-year tenure, Lake Worth Beach fires city manager, cites 'serious employee concerns'

In a Monday afternoon meeting, the Lake Worth Beach City Council evaluated former City Manager Carmen Davis. Ultimately, it was voted to fire her. (WPEC | City of Lake Worth Beach)LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — In a Monday afternoon meeting, the Lake Worth Beach City Council voted to terminate City Manager Carmen Davis in a 3-2 decision.Her two-year performance was evaluated by the mayor, vice mayor and commissioners, whose opinions seemed to be nearly split her tenure, the meeting's notes show. Those votes supporting D...

In a Monday afternoon meeting, the Lake Worth Beach City Council evaluated former City Manager Carmen Davis. Ultimately, it was voted to fire her. (WPEC | City of Lake Worth Beach)

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — In a Monday afternoon meeting, the Lake Worth Beach City Council voted to terminate City Manager Carmen Davis in a 3-2 decision.

Her two-year performance was evaluated by the mayor, vice mayor and commissioners, whose opinions seemed to be nearly split her tenure, the meeting's notes show. Those votes supporting Davis's firing came from Lake Worth Beach City Commissioners Kim Stokes and Reinaldo Díaz and Vice Mayor Christopher McCoy. Mayor Betty Resch and Commissioner Sarah Malega voted against her termination.

Davis originally started the city manager job in December 2021.

The meeting's notes from Monday show commissioners Stokes and Díaz and the vice mayor's negative reviews of the former city manager. However, Mayor Resch and commissioner Malega mostly spoke highly of Davis in their evaluations.

"Employee's, their success and how valued they feel is something I think Carmen takes seriously and prioritizes," Malega wrote.

On the other hand, McCoy wrote in his evaluation that the city manager may spend long hours working, but "they are not effective," and she "does not appear to be good at delegating." Rankings of Davis's job performance were based on a scale from one to five — one being poor and five being optimal.

Each city council member was asked to rank the former city manager's organizational management, fiscal management and budgeting, intermediate and long-range planning, intergovernmental relationships, relationships with the public, management of employee relationship, relationship with city commission, professional development, and personal characteristics with space for written comments for each.

The only time McCoy ranked Davis over a three was for "maintains regular staff meetings," the documents show, but he noted in the comment section directly below "points for courteousness."

The vice mayor provided a statement to CBS12 News regarding the decision to terminate Davis:

In the context of a 12 months overdue annual performance review that previous city manager Carmen Davis appears to have resisted, it became clear that three out of the five City Commission members had for some time lost confidence in Ms. Davis. During the meeting it became apparent that three Commissioners had each been frustrated for months that Ms. Davis had not improved her management, despite repeated requests to do so.
I believe that the City of Lake Worth Beach is now on a healthy course as we transitioned to Mr. Jamie Brown, a public servant with 13 years of Lake Worth experience and the unanimous support of the Commission.

2 people hurt following garage fire in Lake Worth

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —Two people are injured following a fire that took place in a garage in a Lake Worth home.The fire started at about 1:05 p.m. on Sunday in a garage at a home on the 100 block of West Arch Drive in the Florida Gardens subdivision. Investigators say a 911 caller told operators a vehicle was on fire in the garage.Your neighborhood: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News...


Two people are injured following a fire that took place in a garage in a Lake Worth home.

The fire started at about 1:05 p.m. on Sunday in a garage at a home on the 100 block of West Arch Drive in the Florida Gardens subdivision. Investigators say a 911 caller told operators a vehicle was on fire in the garage.

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When Palm Beach County Fire Rescue units arrived, firefighters found the garage at the home was on fire. Two people were hurt.

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Pictures from garage fire that resulted in two people being hurt on W. Arch Drive in Lake Worth.

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One of the people was flown to a trauma center, and the other person was transported by ground to a local hospital. A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue investigator is on the scene to determine the cause of the fire. The cause is still under investigation.

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Flagler Bridge reopens after one hour shutdown

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Murals, carts with cup, phone holders: Lantana Square Walmart rolls out remodeled store

A Walmart west of Lake Worth Beach is among dozens of locations to recently reopen under a massive redesign taking place at locations throughout America.The Walmart Neighborhood Market at 6177 S. Jog Road in the Lantana Square shopping center was one of 117 Walmart stores to reopen this month, welcoming shoppers to new services and fresh facilities.More than half a billion dollars went into...

A Walmart west of Lake Worth Beach is among dozens of locations to recently reopen under a massive redesign taking place at locations throughout America.

The Walmart Neighborhood Market at 6177 S. Jog Road in the Lantana Square shopping center was one of 117 Walmart stores to reopen this month, welcoming shoppers to new services and fresh facilities.

More than half a billion dollars went into remodeling and reopening the stores across 30 states. All of the ribbon-cutting ceremonies and other festivities took place Nov. 3 — Walmart's largest number of grand re-openings in a single day.

And they were part of a larger, ongoing plan to invest more than $9 billion in the modernization of more than 1,400 Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets over a two-year period, the retail giant announced.

Here's what's featured at the remodeled Lantana Square Walmart

The first thing shoppers might notice at the local Walmart Neighborhood Market is a new mural by artist Drake Arnold.

While the store is technically in suburban Lake Worth, the mural features landmarks and events in Lake Worth Beach to the east, including the William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier, the Lake Worth Playhouse and the annual Street Painting Festival.

Inside, the store now includes a designated pick-up area, including freezers and coolers, where customers can quickly grab their online grocery orders.

The addition of a health service room allows for private consultations and immunizations, and the pharmacy includes three new registers.

Here are some of the other changes announced at the local Neighborhood Market:

"Each store is designed to deliver a more modern shopping experience and improve the lives of our associates and customers from the moment they step into the new space," Hunter Hart, senior vice president of Walmart Realty, said in a recent announcement about the nationwide renovations.

MORE:Opening pushed back for Whole Foods Market in suburban Boynton Beach. More tenants sign on

Giuseppe Sabella is a reporter covering Boynton Beach and Lake Worth Beach at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support our journalism and subscribe today.

10 Things to Do in Lake Worth Beach

A youthful yet historic city in The Palm Beaches, Lake Worth Beach balances cutting-edge art and high-tech cultural offerings with more than 1,000 vintage buildings. Its stylish, revitalized downtown is the home base for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Lake Worth Playhouse, as well as the city’s annual holiday parade and street painting festival. Filled with coffee houses, mom-and-pop restaurants and art galleries, this artistic community is sure to give you an experience in The Art of Florida Living.Here are 1...

A youthful yet historic city in The Palm Beaches, Lake Worth Beach balances cutting-edge art and high-tech cultural offerings with more than 1,000 vintage buildings. Its stylish, revitalized downtown is the home base for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Lake Worth Playhouse, as well as the city’s annual holiday parade and street painting festival. Filled with coffee houses, mom-and-pop restaurants and art galleries, this artistic community is sure to give you an experience in The Art of Florida Living.

Here are 10 things to do while you’re in town.

Address: Lucerne Avenue and Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33461.

This vibrant downtown area is best described as colorful, artistic and bohemian. Along its two main streets, Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue, visitors can meander through the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Pop into The Pelican Restaurant for brunch, which includes Indian-influenced fare like lamb keema omelets as well as classic options such as pancakes and eggs Benedict. Lilo’s Streetfood & Bar serves up a wide variety of seafood, burgers, street-style tacos and other unique plates, while Rustico Italiano Ristorante is a fantastic option for authentic dishes from Capri and an extensive wine list.

Lake Worth Beach has become a center for the finest visual arts, experimental music, dance and theater groups, and its exuberance is reflected in the many locally owned boutiques, music venues, art galleries and public art that dot the streets downtown. One thing not to miss is the annual Street Painting Festival, which features the work of hundreds of artists who create colorful murals on the pavement. Typically held in February, it’s the largest festival of its kind.

Address: Lake Worth Beach and Casino Complex, 10 South Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

On select weekend nights from November through February, a bonfire lights up the night on the sand at the Lake Worth Beach Casino & Beach Complex. Starting at 6 p.m., the family-friendly events are the perfect opportunity for kids to roast marshmallows (bring your own s’mores kit). Dance to live entertainment from the weekly band or just sit and relax in the ocean breeze — you’re also encouraged to supply your own blankets, chairs and coolers.

For additional dates check the City of Lake Worth Beach website.

Remember to pack up your smore’s kits!

Address: 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

At the Cultural Council‘s headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building downtown, you’ll find gallery exhibitions from local artists, along with the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, which features beautiful artist-made jewelry, handbags, accessories and books all made in The Palm Beaches. While you’re there, stop by the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center and pick up the Council’s award-winning art&culture magazine, along with brochures and publications from cultural organizations throughout Palm Beach County.

Address: 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

The Lake Worth Playhouse occupies the former Oakley Theatre, the oldest building on the register of the Art Deco Society of Palm Beach County. Today, the Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of mainstream and alternative programming, both live and on film. Year-round programming includes award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, international ballets and operas in cinema, and live concert series. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box-style theater equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection.

Address: 100 North Golfview Road, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

The Snook Islands Natural Area, a part of the Lake Worth Lagoon, provides 100 acres of wetland habitat for tropical birds such as oystercatchers, cormorants, egrets and pelicans, as well as dolphins and even manatees. It also holds a long list of amenities for the public to enjoy, including a 545-foot accessible boardwalk and covered observation platform, a 590-foot accessible fishing pier, a kayak/canoe launch, two bicycle racks, two educational kiosks, and three small day-use docks to accommodate six boats and a water taxi. There’s no parking right at the natural area, but street parking is available just west of the golf course.

Address: 2003 10th Ave. N., Ste. 7A, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33461.

Fun Depot is a family-friendly amusement center featuring a half-mile go-kart track and a black-lit, fog-filled laser tag arena that can hold up to 30 people for a heart-pounding, fun-filled good time. They also have more than 200 video games for endless arcade action. From the latest games to the old-school classics, you’re sure to have lots of fun. Try your luck at the slot machine, bet on a game of poker or head off to the races and let it ride. If it’s prizes you want, they’ve got that, too! Redeem your fun pass for great prizes at the prize center.

And if you get hungry, try Cordial, their new on-site restaurant.

Address: 1 7th Ave. N., Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

Take your kayak to the water and explore the beautiful Lake Worth Lagoon, an estuary where saltwater and freshwater mix to create an incredible habitat for marine life.

Though it spans 20 miles in total, the midsection encompasses the Snook Islands. Kayak Lake Worth is an outfitter that rents kayaks by reservation and puts you right in the heart of the chain of mangrove islands. You can choose to rent a single or double kayak or a family kayak for two or more hours and paddle around on your own or book a tour.

Options range from a Snook Islands Discovery Tour or a private guided ecological excursion, to outings at sunset or the monthly full moon. Anglers can also rent a fishing kayak that comes with three rod holders, an anchor and milk crate storage.

Advanced, online reservations are required for all tours and rentals.

Address: 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

Nestled along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean sits the iconic Lake Worth Municipal Beach, home to the historically significant Lake Worth Beach Casino Building. This renowned destination offers an ideal setting for basking in the sunlight and immersing oneself in breathtaking vistas.

Preserving the original 1920s architecture, the modern casino building remains true to the original architecture. While there’s no gambling at the new building, the name “Casino” remains as a reminder of the history and importance of the building to the citizens of Lake Worth Beach.

An array of beachside essentials for visitors are available to rent at the beach, including beach chairs, lounges, and umbrellas. Also, there you’ll find the famous William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier, a popular fishing spot for locals that also offers oceanside dining at Benny’s on the Beach. This unpretentious waterside gem not only boasts delectable fresh seafood but also serves up delightful American breakfasts and brunches, adding to the allure of this charming spot.

Address: 1105 2nd Ave. S., Lake Worth Beach, FL 3346.

Just steps from the heart of downtown Lake Worth Beach is the magical Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a nonprofit arts and educational organization for anyone interested in glassblowing and other exhilarating forms of fine craftsmanship.

Located in the city’s arts district in a restored historic FEC Train Depot, the 14,500-square-foot permanent arts center boasts the largest hot glass shop in the state, as well as a fusing and flameworking studio, gallery and gift shop, welding and glass casting studios.

Visitors can take a basic glass-blowing class, where they get the opportunity to see just how magical working with glass can be. In the class, participants are given step-by-step instruction on creating a basic form in glass and make a piece to take home the next day.

Address: 1 7th Ave. N., Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460.

Hit the links while taking in the magnificent views along the Intracoastal Waterway at the Lake Worth Beach Golf Club. Established in 1926 as a nine-hole course, it exudes vintage charm and is even part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail. Today, you can enjoy 18 holes surrounded by mature banyan trees at this par-71 locals’ favorite course. The generous layout offers scorability with a player-friendly design. Rent clubs from the pro shop if you need to and grab a bite to eat before or after your round at the Beach Club Bar and Grill. This casual American eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on the waterfront.

For more on things to do in Lake Worth Beach, check out City of Lake Worth Beach.


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