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

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“I cannot say enough good things about Always Best Care and the service they provide to my disabled father. They have worked hand-in-glove with the VA for my father’s care. Everyone - and I do mean everyone - from ownership down to the daily aides who provide direct care to my father, have shown him the kindness and dignity you would hope to receive from a family member. Any issues we have ever had have been addressed promptly, even during weekends. Sarah and her team are hands on - I doubt many owners of similar companies make house visits like Sarah has. Any new aide who has been provided for my father has had personal introduction by a member of management, and we have had management team members step up to the plate when there have been scheduling issues to ensure my father received the daily assistance he needs. I recommend ABC highly and can’t thank them enough for all that they do. 5 Stars across the board!”

Kevin H.
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“They have a great team and really seem like they care!!”

Jonathan G.
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“Always Best Care Of Lexington is a wonderful place of employment. Within my time along side the company, the office staff and management has treated me like family. I go to work everyday with a smile on my face and I’m content about what I am doing and know that our clients will be receiving 100%, the best possible care. If I had a family member who needed a personal care giver (or in search for a job) I would definitely recommend “ABC” to them. 10/10.”

Olivia C.
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“Our family can't say enough about Always Best Care and taking care of our Dad these past months. The caregivers are angels and so thoughtful and attentive to our Dad. He could be grouchy at times, and they were so patient with him. As his health degraded, the caregiver staff was rotated to accommodate his changing needs and we seemed to have just the right person for the right stage. He really bonded with several and looked forward to seeing them each day. Thank you so much for all your support we could not have done this without you.”

Tracy F.
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“Always Best Care has been a God-send for us. The staff is so kind and our in home caregiver, Annie, is amazing and such a tremendous help! I’m not sure that she isn’t part angel!”

Susan S.
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“When you think of the words compassionate and dependable, I think of Sarah and Phil at Always Best Care Senior Services. Their services are the best!”

Sharon M.
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“I have been in healthcare for over 15 years. I’ve owned business in Home Care specifically and cared for many families. I understand what it’s like to run a business in this industry. I have to say Sarah Diener the owner of this agency is a strong example of what true leadership looks like! I have witnessed her during this snow front and bitter cold temps continue to pick her staff up and bring them to work over and over again so that they don’t miss the opportunity to earn money and so that our seniors in her community do not go without care! This is what dedication looks like!! Thank you to Always Best Care Greater Lexington for leading by example and showing others what strong leadership truly is! Your clients and staff are so lucky to have you!”

Jennifer R.
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“I was very pleased with the conscientious service provided by Always Best Care and the excellent care provided to my father by its caregivers. The company was flexible and responsive to our rapidly changing needs. The caregivers showed genuine compassion and concern for my father in addition to providing excellent care. We have had to move my father to skilled nursing now due to his condition, but Always Best Care was essential in helping us through the transition. I highly recommend Always Best Care.”

Dean P.
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“I have been in the healthcare industry for almost 6 years now, and I have never came across a company like Always Best Care. They truly care about their clients and their staff. Everyone in the office is kind, respectful, and dependable. This company gave me a chance to explore my future into healthcare giving me a higher position as a Lead Caregiver, and I am very grateful for it! I would definitely give this company 5 stars in every aspect.”

alanna C.
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“Thank you for caring for my MIL! She has always been very capable & independent. What could have been a tough transition to accepting ‘help’ in her home was actually very smooth. We are greatly comforted by her updates about how well she gets along with her caregiver. It’s true companionship in addition to the care she needs. We are grateful for the consistency of a caregiver that truly cares.”

Elise M.
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“When I needed extra support and companionship for my mother, Always Best Care was there. Their team was able to quickly provide caregivers that were engaging and truly care about my Mom. This has provided great peace of mind. Their App is a wonderful mechanism to help keep me informed on the details of each visit.”

Charlene J.
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“The people at Always Best Care are caring and they are always there for their clients the owners Phil and Sarah are wonderful people to work for I would suggest their care for your loved ones and family God Bless”

Larry K.
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“I have been in the healthcare industry for about 5 years now, working for Always Best Care as a Lead Caregiver has truly been a great experience. The staff and patients are amazing to work with. Being a Lead Caregiver for Always Best Care has truly been amazing.Thank You”

Santanise C.
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“ABC has provided in-home care for my mother for the past ten months. We appreciate how the team at ABC worked to find the right personality and skill fit for our needs and schedule. The team is both caring and responsive. In addition, the management team has consistently followed up to ensure that ABC is meeting or exceeding expectations. ABC is a quality organization with quality and personable staff.”

Alan A.
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“Always Best Care goes above and beyond for their clients and families needs to satisfy their needs of home care..They are exceptional people to work with and work for..everybody is wonderful.”

Lara H.
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“I was very pleased with the conscientious service provided by Always Best Care and the excellent care provided to my father by its caregivers. The company was flexible and responsive to our rapidly changing needs. The caregivers showed genuine compassion and concern for my father in addition to providing excellent care. We have had to move my father to skilled nursing now due to his condition, but Always Best Care was essential in helping us through the transition. I highly recommend Always Best Care.”

Dean P.
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“We contacted ABC to help my then 94 year-old mother with her activities of daily living and meals. We have been very pleased with the quality of the services delivered by the ABC staff. As a result, I have had the opportunity to refer some of my primary care patients to ABC for their care needs and have received nothing but positive feedback. I plan on using ABC going forward both for my mother and for my patients with similar needs." Dr. Barry Schumer”

Barry S.
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“Always Best Care has done an excellent job providing care for our family. The caregivers are well trained and do a wonderful job. This company makes sure the shifts are covered and that we are comfortable with the caregivers. They are responsive to requests and have gone above and beyond when needed!”

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“Your caregivers were polite, professional and taught us many techniques to keep our father comfortable. We are forever grateful for your services. In times of need, when you need support, we are reminded there are angels on earth. Always Best Care was exactly that! Thank you!”

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“Bruce was awesome! When I was looking for care he let me know very quickly that they could accommodate what we needed! When we got back from the hospital the caregivers and supervisors were there to make sure we were comfortable and that needs were met.”

J.C
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“I have been in healthcare for over 15 years. I’ve owned business in Home Care specifically and cared for many families. I understand what it’s like to run a business in this industry. I have to say Sarah Diener the owner of this agency is a strong example of what true leadership looks like! I have witnessed her during this snow front and bitter cold temps continue to pick her staff up and bring them to work over and over again so that they don’t miss the opportunity to earn money and so that our seniors in her community do not go without care! This is what dedication looks like!! Thank you to Always Best Care Greater Lexington for leading by example and showing others what strong leadership truly is! Your clients and staff are so lucky to have you!”

Jennifer R.
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“My mother is a client of Always Best Care. I cannot say enough about the outstanding care she is receiving. It has been a game changer. Her caregiver provides exactly the type of help, support and companionship my mom needs. Her quality of life has improved dramatically. The entire team is responsive, compassionate and total professionals. So grateful!”

Susan S.
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“I can only say exceptional things about this company. They gave me good means of employment when I needed it. Sara was fair in all things. Maintaining good atmosphere for the clients and patients. It was a joy to work for this company!”

Karen S.
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“Highly recommend Always Best Care of Lexington. Excellent in home senior care service!”

Matt R.
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“Sarah and Phil are amazing people to work for. They care about their clients and caregivers and go above and beyond to do whatever they can for anyone. They are a true blessing to the senior community.”

Ashley L.
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“I would definitely recommend Always Best Care. They are all about meeting everyone’s need, from the clients and their families to the caregivers.”

Nyisha O.
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“I love working here! They work with your schedule and they always give you extra reward possibilities! Always Best Care is over all a great place!”

Shelby D.
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“I needed help with everything and they helped me. They helped me get out of bed. Some of the caregivers were really young.”

Susan B.
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“I would definitely recommend Always Best Care. They are all about meeting everyone’s need, from the clients and their families to the caregivers.”

Nyisha T.
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“They have been able to provide for the exact shifts and got the consistent care that we require. I thought the original interview process was thorough and professional.”

Beatrice S.
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“I love working here! They work with your schedule and they always give you extra reward possibilities! Always Best Care is over all a great place!”

Shelby D.
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“I love working here! They work with your schedule and they always give you extra reward possibilities! Always Best Care is over all a great place!”

Shelby H.
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“The owners and employees at best care are very knowledgeable and passionate. They will help you find the best solution for caring for your family!”

Bre T.
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“As an employee in a Lexington senior housing community, I greatly appreciate the work Always Best Care is doing for seniors in the Lexington! Although I have not personally used their services, I value how hardworking and professional their staff are. Keep up the good work!”

Nisa B.
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“We also receive wonderful reviews via cards and emails. Call us if we can help.”

Phil M.
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“I am using Always Best Care of Lexington for my parents. The caregiver has done very well. She was experienced with the situation that my parents are in, in that they're elderly and sick but want to stay at home. Her personality just matched with my parents, which made them feel less apprehensive about bringing someone in that they didn't know and caused them to adjust pretty quickly. We were surprised. She comes twice a week. She cooks some, she does all the tasks listed as far as cleaning their bathrooms, doing the dishes and laundry, preparing the meals, and taking out the trash. She also provides companionship. She will listen to my mother and have conversations with them. The owners have been absolutely wonderful and personable, and they can relate because of their personal situations.”

Victorina O.
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“I can not say enough about you and your staff, they were extremely professional, loving, and caring”

Shawn B.
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“Phil and Sarah are hyper-knowledgeable in their field. They strive to hire and keep the best care givers in order to give the best possible service to their customers.”

Eric W.
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“I come across a lot of home care owners. Working with Phil and his partner Sarah was amazing. These are 2 human beings that are totally committed to serving their clients at a very high level. Look at how many positive reviews are on their page..there is a reason for that. These 2 are top notch in what they do. If you are considering home care for you or a loved one, call this team at Always Best Care and you will not be disappointed. They will bend over backwards to make sure that your needs are met...and then some!”

Gregg M.
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“I have used this service for several weeks and have been very pleased. Sarah and Philip are wonderful caring people and I felt very comfortable with all the staff that came and stayed with my mother. It was a very upsetting time for our family when my mother became unable to care for herself. Sarah and Philip assured me everything would be fine and it was. I felt confident in their team, and it made me feel at ease while I was at work knowing that their well trained staff were taking care of her. I really don’t know how we would’ve gotten through that time without Always best care. Thank you!”

Wendy R.
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“Always Best Care of Lexington really cares about their clients and their caregivers. They always take the client's needs into consideration and work very hard to make sure they have the best care possible. Sarah and Phil believe in their mission to help seniors stay in their home as long as possible and are always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.”

Genean R.
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“Great place to care for your loved ones.”

brandy A.
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“Always Best Care has provided me with assistance in achieving my ADls. Thus allowing me to stay in my own home. They are very dependable, hard workers and make sure the patient needs are met and are safe. I would recommend Always Best Care to anyone. They also a great company for care for anyone needing non medical services. My husband and I have enjoyed and appreciated all of their help.”

Judy H.
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“ABC is a well managed, very reliable company. The agency responded quickly to our requests and changes. The caregivers were always on time and were helpful and cheerful. If a caregiver couldn't make it, the company always found a replacement.”

Al W.
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“Always Best Care is a very caring, compassionate, exceptional personal care business. Day after day, we help our clients by being there for them anytime day or night. We strive to give our clients unconditional love and exceptional care for them. I believe we do an excellent job each and every day! ❤❤❤”

Leigh A.
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“I have used this service for several weeks and have been very pleased. Sarah and Philip are wonderful caring people and I felt very comfortable with all the staff that came and stayed with my mother. It was a very upsetting time for our family when my mother became unable to care for herself. Sarah and Philip assured me everything would be fine and it was. I felt confident in their team, and it made me feel at ease while I was at work knowing that their well trained staff were taking care of her. I really don’t know how we would’ve gotten through that time without Always best care. Thank you!”

Susie C.
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“I highly recommend Always Best Care for your in-home care for your loved ones. They have a very dedicated staff of care givers who will provide excellent care for your loved ones.”

mark S.
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“Amazing place to work and great staff who strive to better the lives of their clients!”

Sarah H.
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“Great team!I'm so happy to be a part of it!!Everyone is so amazing!”

Bobbie W.
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“Finding the right person to care for your loved one is a big decision. Always Best Care is the right choice. Phil and Sarah are dedicated to caring for your loved one and they have an amazing staff.”

Gwyn E.
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“These folks are very professional and as their name says they really do always put your best care first. They will help you find the right solution to meet your needs.”

Shawn R.
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“Selecting just the right people to care for those you love when you can't be there can be tricky, but Always Best Care does a great job and is committed to providing you and your family compassionate care. The owners and staff have a passion for seniors and their kindness and commitment to quality demonstrates their high standards for care.”

Katie T.
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“I highly recommend Always Best Care of Greater Lexington for your non-medical home care or assisted living placement needs. The owners, Phil and Sarah, are fabulous people and they have built a team around them that provides top-quality care. They take a very personal approach with their clients and caregivers, creating a true synergy for their clients, clients’ families and caregiving team.”

Will O.
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“I would absolutely recommend Always Best Senior Care. I’ve known Sarah and Phil for a long time, and their business and care operates at an exceptional level!”

Caron W.
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“Always Best Care is the best caregiving company I have ever known or been associated with during all my years. They are always there for their Clients, Employees and Caregivers. It is a company that goes over and beyond to carry out any needs for the Clients and/or Caregivers. They hire well trained, compassionate, caring, loving caregivers. If you are looking for this kind of care for a family member, yourself or even a friend, Always Best Care of Lexington is the right choice. Believe me, you will be glad you chose them!”

Leigh A.
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“Always Best Care has continually provided exemplary services to our residents and given much peace of mind to their families as well. They have always made themselves available to accommodate the needs of our residents at any time we have requested their services. Their team of caregivers are wonderful and the management is always so easy to work with us as a team. I highly recommend Always Best Care for you and/or your loved ones!”

Dana P.
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“Absolutely love working for Always Best Care! When I stared with them I had mentioned to Sarah about one day owning my own business. She remembered that and after working with them for 4 short months she and Phil gave me a great opportunity to come join them in their office. Sarah is by far the best boss I have ever worked for. Sarah and Phil are both very friendly, kind, and have a real passion for Senior Services. Love them and love my job. Thanks you all.”

sheyla E.
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“Phil and Sarah are a professional team, each of whom have outstanding skills to care for the client. But those skills are coupled with huge hearts for their client's needs. Talk to them!”

Chris C.
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“I'm so happy to be a part of such an Amazing team!Everyone is too sweet!!Wonderful place to work.”

B.j. W.
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“I’ve been running a home care agency for 7 years now, so I’ve seen all kinds of agency operators over the years. Sarah and Phil impress me because they are driven to deliver excellent service above all. They have invested time and effort to learn the best practices. It is nice to see their efforts paying off, as they are growing quickly and serving more clients. I am confident in their ability deliver the care the their clients deserve. Highly recommended.”

Nate R.
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“Amazing place to work and great staff who strive to better the lives of their clients!”

Sarah H.
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“I am using Always Best Care of Lexington for my parents. The caregiver has done very well. She was experienced with the situation that my parents are in, in that they're elderly and sick but want to stay at home. Her personality just matched with my parents, which made them feel less apprehensive about bringing someone in that they didn't know and caused them to adjust pretty quickly. We were surprised. She comes twice a week. She cooks some, she does all the tasks listed as far as cleaning their bathrooms, doing the dishes and laundry, preparing the meals, and taking out the trash. She also provides companionship. She will listen to my mother and have conversations with them. The owners have been absolutely wonderful and personable, and they can relate because of their personal situations.”

Kim
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“Phil and staff are so wonderful at helping to navigate where and how the next steps should be taken . Highly Recommend Cheryl Baker”

Cheryl B.
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“Very positive experience with ABC. Live out of town and they took a call at 9:30 p.m. to help pick up my mother from an unexpected trip to the hospital. Great response to confirmation of future appointments and very friendly staff. Highly recommend.”

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“I love the girls that come out to take of .y husband, they are so caring and they even make me feel better! Love Miss Sarah, she is so in tune to our needs, cant say enough good about this company, have told all Jeff's doctors that if they know a vet who needs a caregiver to be sure and use this agency!”

Janice R.
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“Amazing place to work and great staff who strive to better the lives of their clients!”

Purple W.
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“Amazing place to work and great staff who strive to better the lives of their clients!”

sarah A.
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“I highly recommend Always Best Care of Greater Lexington for your non-medical home care or assisted living placement needs. The owners, Phil and Sarah, are fabulous people and they have built a team around them that provides top-quality care. They take a very personal approach with their clients and caregivers, creating a true synergy for their clients, clients’ families and caregiving team.”

WillO.
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“Always Best Care lives up to their name. My first call to them inquiring about their company had them in my home within two hours to answer questions and set up a care program for showering and other activities of daily living. The home aides they have provided have been observant and caring. Providing care when needed but also encouraging me to do for myself when possible. The agency has been helpful in providing paperwork and invoices for me to send to our insurance company.”

Sue S.
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“I highly, highly recommend this company if you're considering in home care in Lexington KY for a parent or loved one. The caregivers, the office staff, you name it - they are all exceptional. If you or an elderly relative, friend, neighbor, etc. are in need of assistance at home, do not hesitate to contact Always Best Care Senior Services. Your mind will be at ease knowing that the person you care for is in excellent hands and receiving top notch care!!”

Carrie W.
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“I have been friends with Sarah (the owner) for over 20 years and worked with her professionally for over 7 years. She is committed to excellence and integrity in all she does. She has a genuine caring for people and it will be apparent in the service her company provides.”

Michael W.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Keene, KY work?

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

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

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

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

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

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

Comfort
Comfort

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Keene, KY, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

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

Independence
Independence

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

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

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

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Keene, KY gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

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

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.


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

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Keene,KY understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one

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

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

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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.

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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Jamie Keene named next GRC head principal

Listen to this article nowPowered byTrinity Audio00:0003:04 GRC Smoke Signals StaffAs the next principal of George Rogers Clark High School, Jamie Keene is ready to hit the ground running when he takes over July 1.Keene was announced Wednesday for the position vacated by the retiring David Bol...

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As the next principal of George Rogers Clark High School, Jamie Keene is ready to hit the ground running when he takes over July 1.

Keene was announced Wednesday for the position vacated by the retiring David Bolen, who was GRC principal for 11 years, the longest head principal tenure since the school opened in 1963.

As Bolen’s first hire in July of 2010, Keene also has 11 years of experience at GRC.

“I am both honored and proud that the hiring committee has put faith in me to be the next leader who will help build and take GRC even further,” Keene said. “I want GRC to be the ultimate high school in the state and I’m ready to go to work to make that happen.”

Keene began his education career in 1993 in eastern Kentucky and has experience at the elementary and high school level, along with two years at an alternative school. He spent three years at the Kentucky Department of Education before coming to Winchester in 2010.

“One of my priorities is to gather input from all staff members and begin prepping for next year with an academic focus,” Keene said. “It has been a difficult stretch since March of 2020 and we have a lot of work to do to make up lost ground.”

Keene said his priority will be to partner with students, staff, parents and the community. “For us to reach the heights we want, we must have involvement and investment from all stakeholders,” he said. “First and foremost, we want buy-in from our students, who will be at the center of every decision.”

Keene’s dual role as district athletic director gave him the opportunity to open one of the state’s premier high school athletic facilities and to network with countless school, community and state leaders across Kentucky.

“When we host tournaments and state championships, the proceeds we make help fund student initiatives,” Keene said. “It helps us showcase our wonderful facilities. Our student-athletes are able to see the caliber of teams it takes to compete at that level. It also helps our community with extra tourism. More people are in town which means more people eating at our restaurants and staying in our hotels.”

This year, GRC hosted the KHSAA state wrestling, cheer, volleyball, and dance competitions. In addition, several post-secondary institutions have used the athletic facilities for various events.

Keene said he will spend the next month consulting with Bolen and meeting with as many staff members as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

“I want GRC to be an environment where everybody wants to be, where learning is fun, and where no novel idea is off the table,” he said. “I want us to take risks and think out of the box. My goal is to build a culture of discussion, openness and collaboration.”

Keene and his wife of 31 years, Angie, also an educator, have two daughters, Taylor Waggoner and her husband Justin, and Madison Keene and her fiancé, Jared Adams, and two granddaughters, Ellie James and Ava Kate Waggoner.

'UK at the Half': Meet UK's Outstanding Staff Member of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2022) — For this "UK at the Half," we talk to University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy's Angela Keene.“One of my mottos as an HR director is to always practice empathy. And to make sure that we help each other and support each other and our struggles and triumphs,” said Angela Keene.That approach to her job at the UK College of Pharmacy is a big reason why Keene was recently named the UK Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. It is an award that is decided ...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2022) — For this "UK at the Half," we talk to University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy's Angela Keene.

“One of my mottos as an HR director is to always practice empathy. And to make sure that we help each other and support each other and our struggles and triumphs,” said Angela Keene.

That approach to her job at the UK College of Pharmacy is a big reason why Keene was recently named the UK Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. It is an award that is decided by other UK staff members.

“To have them recognize me, in this manner is just truly humbling,” said Keene.

She has been the HR manager for the College of Pharmacy since 2015. Keene says she enjoys having a front row seat for the accomplishments throughout the college.

“Just seeing students earn their degrees and achieve their successes is really special. Our college is doing so many wonderful things, cutting-edge research, being on the front lines of delivering COVID-19 vaccines, and just to be a part of that is is amazing.”

Working in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, like for many, has meant making making necessary changes while keeping the college’s mission in focus.

“It was a little bit of a scramble at first wondering how are we going to support our students that are remote learning? How are we going to support staff and keep the college going?," remembered Keene. “It was a lot of reminding ourselves that we're all here for the same thing. We're all here to support each other. When someone else stumbles, we're there to pick them up. And to really help them move forward for the success of all of us, for our students, for our postdocs, for the research that needs to continue.”

Keene says she is not only proud of the resiliency shown by those she works with but also of how they never hesitated when called upon.

“I took my mom, who is 89, to the Kroger Field vaccine clinic and to see all of our students there and our faculty that contributing there … it is outstanding, and I couldn’t be prouder to work here.”

It is a job that Keene says is truly a joy, and it is because of here that many others at UK say the same.

“As a lifelong UK fan, if you will, to be able to work at the university and work in the UK College of Pharmacy that's ranked sixth in the country, it is just a pleasure. This recognition is just like icing on the cake.”

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.

Dennis Keene: A look back at KY General Assembly, good and bad, and how policies will play out

The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history, and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished, both good and bad, and how the adoption of these policies will play out for the future of the Commonwealth.It was a busy session, with 793 bills introduced overall, and 203 approved by both chambers. Already signed into law by the governor are 146 bills. Additionally, the governor vetoed four measures – including an important mental health care bill that enjoyed widespread, bipartisan suppor...

The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history, and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished, both good and bad, and how the adoption of these policies will play out for the future of the Commonwealth.

It was a busy session, with 793 bills introduced overall, and 203 approved by both chambers. Already signed into law by the governor are 146 bills. Additionally, the governor vetoed four measures – including an important mental health care bill that enjoyed widespread, bipartisan support – but each of those vetoes were overridden by both the House and the Senate when we met in our final two days of the session. That means those bills become law “notwithstanding” the governor’s veto.

A top priority for me has been workforce development, growing a skilled, educated workforce. As your state representative, I have been a strong voice throughout this session against policies that I believe are bad for Kentucky and will have long-term, negative effects for working, middle class families. I support efforts to bring wages up, not drive them down, and I am disappointed in new laws approved this session that have repealed prevailing wage standards for public construction projects and ensured that Kentucky’s talented tradesmen and laborers have a “right-to-work-for-less.”

The new House Majority also championed controversial legislation that will damage the future of public education in Kentucky by allowing for the creation of for-profit charter schools. House Bill 520 will drain funding that could otherwise stay in our public schools and be used to improve learning.

Sadly, each of these measures was a part of a well-planned, destructive agenda driven by wealthy, out-of-state interests whose main interests are creating profits for themselves at the expense of hard-working Kentuckians. As the negative consequences of these actions are revealed in the months ahead, I stand ready to question those responsible for forcing these measures through the legislative process at lightning speed, and hold them accountable for the damage done.

Whenever possible, I worked my colleagues across the aisle I was proud to vote in favor of Senate Bill 1, a sweeping education reform act dubbed the ‘let the teacher teach act,’ which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both legislative chambers. SB 1 aligns Kentucky with national reform efforts and improves how students are tested. It lifts burdensome paperwork on teachers, but keeps accountability in place.

Another bipartisan measure we approved will allow a judge to order outpatient treatment for up to a year for a narrowly-defined group of individuals with serious mental illness who have been involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital at least twice in the previous 12 months. The governor vetoed Senate Bill 91, known as “Tim’s Law,” but both the Senate and the House came together this week to override the veto with almost unanimous approval.

I was also proud to support House Bill 333, a new effort to address Kentucky’s drug epidemic by creating stronger penalties for trafficking any amount of the addictive opioid drug fentanyl and its derivatives. Fentanyl is responsible for contributing to almost 34 percent of the fatal drug overdoses in Kentucky, and can be up to 50 times more potent than heroin according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. House Bill 333 passed in both the House and Senate and now goes to the governor for his consideration.

Also, in the final hours of the session, the House and Senate gave final approval to House Bill 206, workforce legislation that will allow students who maintain a 2.5 or better grade point average to use Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money for apprenticeship programs. The bill also allocates $7.5 million a year to school districts to establish a Dual Credit Scholarship program that will allow students to earn credit for up to two college courses while still in high school.

It is my honor to serve the citizens of Campbell County and if you would like to explore more details of the legislation passed this session, I encourage you to visit the Legislative Research Commission website at www.lrc.ky.gov. Also, please continue to stay in contact with me by calling the Legislative Message Line toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or emailing me at [email protected].

Representative Dennis Keene has served the citizens of the 67th District (Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, Silver Grove, Melbourne, Highland Heights, Southgate, and Wilder) in Campbell County since 2005. He served as chairman of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee for eight years and currently serves on that committee as well as serving on Banking & Insurance and the Natural Resources & Energy Committees. Keene is an economic development advisor for EGC Construction. For more information, visit: www.DennisKeene.com.

Barbasol Championship 2023: How to watch and follow stream for PGA Tour event in Kentucky

NICHOLASVILLE — The PGA Tour takes over the Bluegrass State this week, as the Champions course at Keene Trace Golf Club hosts the ...

NICHOLASVILLE — The PGA Tour takes over the Bluegrass State this week, as the Champions course at Keene Trace Golf Club hosts the Barbasol Championship. This marks the eighth edition of the tournament, which began in 2015. The tournament was held at the Grand National Course in Opelika, Alabama, from 2015 through 2017 before it moved to Kentucky for the 2018 event. (The 2020 edition of the Barbasol Championship was canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.)

While this week's field at the Barbasol is vying for a spot in this year's final major — the Open Championship, next week at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England — the future of the event is unknown. Barbasol's sponsorship ends after this week's tournament concludes.

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Here's everything you need to know about the Barbasol Championship this week:

What is the Barbasol Championship?

One of 44 events that make up the 2022-23 PGA Tour schedule, the Barbasol is the first regular-season PGA Tour tournament contested in Kentucky since the Kentucky Derby Open was held in Louisville from 1957-59.

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Where: Champions course at Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville

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How to buy tickets to Barbasol Championship 2023

Daily tickets are available for $40. General admission tickets for the week are $120. Spectators 15 years old and younger can attend the tournament for free when accompanied by a ticket-paying adult. To purchase tickets, go to www.barbasolchampionship.com/tickets.

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What channel is Barbasol Championship 2023 on this week?

The first, second and third rounds will air live on Golf Channel and stream on Peacock, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sunday's final round will air live on Golf Channel from 3 to 6 p.m., with Peacock carrying the live stream.

You can stream Golf Channel on YouTube TV, which offers a free trial here, and can get a free trial with fuboTV here. You can subscribe to Peacock here. Peacock does not offer a free tier or a free trial.

What is the yardage for the Champions course this week?

The par-72 course will play at 7,328 yards during the Barbasol Championship. There are 10 par-4 holes and four par-3s and par-5s. The front and back nine, both with an even-par score of 36, feature the same hole groupings: five par-4s with two par-3s and two par-5s.

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How many golfers are competing in the 2023 Barbasol Championship this week?

There are 156 players in this week's field.

How many players make the cut at the Barbasol Championship?

The top-65 players, and ties, after the first two rounds will play the final 36 holes this weekend.

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What will the 2023 Barbasol Champion winner receive?

In addition to the Open Championship berth, this week's victor will take home a first-place check of $684,000 (out of the $3.8 million purse) as well as 300 FedEx Cup points. The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings at the end of the regular season earn a spot in the playoffs, which begin Aug. 10 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, played at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.

Are there any players in the Barbasol Championship field 2023 with Kentucky ties?

There are ?six golfers competing this week with ties to the Bluegrass State:

Are there any former Barbasol Championship winners in the 2023 field?

There are three former Barbasol champions competing this week: Jim Herman (2019), Grayson Murray (2017) and Scott Piercy (2015).

Herman's winning score of 26-under (262) in 2019 is the tournament record.

Are there any other notable players in the 2023 Barbasol Championship field?

A trio of major champions are on hand at the Barbasol: 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner, 2009 U.S. Open victor Lucas Glover and 2006 U.S. Open winner Geoff Ogilvy.

Glover also is the top-ranked player in this week's field: He's No. 112 in the newest Official World Golf Ranking.

Barbasol Championship odds 2023: Who should you bet on?

Per Tipico Sportsbook, Taylor Pendrith, the second-highest ranked player in the field (No. 113, one behind Glover), is the favorite to win the Barbasol Championship at +1500 as of Wednesday evening. Glover, Vincent Norrman and Peter Kuest are next in line at +2000 followed by Kevin Streelman and Akshay Bhatia at +2500.

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What you need to know as PGA Tour makes Central Kentucky stop with Barbasol Championship

An annual Central Kentucky sports tradition is back again, and perhaps for the final time.The Barbasol Championship — the PGA Tour’s annual stop in the commonwealth — will be contested from Thursday through Sunday at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville.This will be the fifth edition of the event at Keene Trace, but it&...

An annual Central Kentucky sports tradition is back again, and perhaps for the final time.

The Barbasol Championship — the PGA Tour’s annual stop in the commonwealth — will be contested from Thursday through Sunday at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville.

This will be the fifth edition of the event at Keene Trace, but it’s unclear if the Barbasol Championship will continue beyond 2023 at the venue.

While its future may be up in the air, more than 150 professional golfers — including a strong international presence — will descend on Central Kentucky this week, with significant prize money and incentives on offer for whomever is able to win the event.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 PGA Barbasol Championship.

The Barbasol Championship is one of 47 tournaments, and 44 regular-season tournaments, that comprise the 2022-23 PGA Tour schedule.

Held from July 13-16, the Barbasol Championship offers access to both PGA Tour members and DP World Tour members.

The event began in 2015 and was held in Alabama for its first three editions before moving to Kentucky for the 2018 edition.

When it arrived in 2018, the Barbasol became the first regular-season PGA Tour event to be played in Kentucky since the Kentucky Derby Open was held in Louisville from 1957-59.

Each Kentucky edition of the Barbasol Championship has been held at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, which is about 25 minutes outside of Lexington.

This will be the fifth Barbasol Championship to be played in Kentucky.

The Barbasol Championship will be held from Thursday through Sunday.

But prior to the competition’s tournament rounds, there will be several events taking place on the Keene Trace grounds.

On Monday, the course was closed to the public, but was to host both a practice round and a pro-am event.

On Tuesday, the course is again closed to the public, and it will again host a practice round. Additionally, another pro-am event will be held and the First Tee of Greater Lexington will host a junior golf clinic.

On Wednesday, access to the grounds will open at 7 a.m., and no ticket is required for members of the public to come and watch another pro-am event.

According to Tournament Director Darren Nelson, the 2023 Barbasol Championship field will feature 156 golfers, with about 100 from the PGA Tour and about 50 from the DP World Tour.

The low 65 players, plus ties, will make the cut following Friday’s second round.

The Barbasol Championship field was announced Sunday night.

Among the players expected to be in the 156-golfer field are three former major championship winners (Jason Dufner, Lucas Glover and Geoff Ogilvy) and three previous winners of the Barbasol (Jim Herman, Grayson Murray and Scott Piercy).

Also expected to be in the field is Kevin Streelman, who was the runner-up in the 2022 event.

According to the field list, the highest-ranked player expected to participate in the 2023 Barbasol Championship is Lucas Glover. The former U.S. Open winner held an Official World Golf Ranking of No. 112 as of Monday.

The Barbasol Championship is held at the same time as the Genesis Scottish Open, which is a co-sanctioned event on both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.

Most elite players will be across the Atlantic Ocean at the Scottish Open this week, as it’s a key prep event for The Open Championship — the final major of the year — which will be held next week in England.

In short, a lot.

Monetarily, there’s the winning payout of $684,000 from a $3.8 million purse.

The winner of the Barbasol Championship also earns 300 FedEx Cup points and a two-year PGA Tour exemption, as well as a trip to the 2024 PGA Championship.

Next year’s PGA Championship will be contested at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

Tickets to the Barbasol Championship are available at BarbasolChampionship.com/Tickets.

General admission tickets — which are good any single day Thursday through Sunday — cost $40.

Weekly general admission tickets — which are valid each day Thursday through Sunday — cost $120.

Children 15 years old and younger are admitted for free at the Barbasol Championship when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Visit BarbasolChampionship.com/Tickets for additional ticket information and information about other related services, like parking.

The Golf Channel and Peacock — the streaming platform owned by NBC — will broadcast all four rounds of the 2023 Barbasol Championship.

The Golf Channel will showcase the Barbasol from 4-7 p.m. each day.

In a word: Unclear.

The tournament’s five-year sponsorship deal with Barbasol, an American shaving brand, is set to end after the 2023 event.

Nelson, the tournament director, told the Herald-Leader in May that “there’s no news as of yet,” about the future of the event in Central Kentucky.

“We obviously want the event to stay. We’ve got the ownership of the golf course, the PGA Tour, everybody is having conversations right now,” Nelson said.

This story was originally published July 10, 2023, 1:15 PM.

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