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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.Request More Information
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Middletown, NJ, 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 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.
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 Middletown, NJ 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.
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:
Aid and Attendance 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.
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.
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 Middletown,NJ 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.
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:
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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.
From reading to a therapy dog for young readers to a free painting class for older teens, the Middletown Library has something for everyone:MIDDLETOWN, NJ — October is already less than a week away! Here is everything planned for children and teens this October at the Middletown Public Library:STEM Session with Mrs. McChem – October 3 at 4 p.m.: Learn about STEM through hands-on projects with Mrs. McChem. Best suited for grades 3 – 5. Registration is required at mtpl.orgGymboree for Walkers (10 a.m.) ...
MIDDLETOWN, NJ — October is already less than a week away! Here is everything planned for children and teens this October at the Middletown Public Library:
STEM Session with Mrs. McChem – October 3 at 4 p.m.: Learn about STEM through hands-on projects with Mrs. McChem. Best suited for grades 3 – 5. Registration is required at mtpl.org
Gymboree for Walkers (10 a.m.) & Babies (11 a.m.) – October 5: Join us for a fun gym class in the community room as Gymboree of Red Bank returns to MTPL. Registration required at mtpl.org.
Meet and Greet Visit from Roxxy the Therapy Horse – October 9 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Back by popular demand, Roxxy the Therapy Horse will return to MTPL for another meet & greet. Visit mtpl.org to sign up.
Family Movie Night: Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" – October 10 at 5:45 p.m.: Join us for a family movie night in the community room as we watch Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" (2023, rated PG)! Please sign up at mtpl.org.
Movie Night for Teens: Halloweentown – October 11 at 7 p.m.: Enjoy spooky treats and a Halloween movie in the computer lab. Please register at mtpl.org!
Read to a Dog – October 12 at 4 p.m. & October 16 at 6 p.m.: Students in grades K-5 are invited to improve their literacy skills with a non-judgmental therapy dog listener. Registration is required for 10-minute sessions.
Monmouth County Parks presents Silly Snakes – October 23 at 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.: Enjoy silly stories and meet live snakes at this fun program for ages 3-5. Registration is required at mtpl.org.
Fall Foliage Art with One River Art School – October 26 at 7 p.m.: Join this free art class for teens led by One River Art School. Registration is required as space is limited.
Halloween Special School Age Story & Activity – October 30 at 4:15 p.m.: Read a Halloween story, do the Monster Mash, and then make a Lollipop Monster. Please be aware of food allergies! Registration required at mtpl.org.
Allergy-Safe Halloween Parade – October 31 at 10 a.m.: Come in costume to trick or treat at the library for non-food treats at MTPL’s annual allergy-safe Halloween parade.
Popular grocer Trader Joe’s is eyeing another New Jersey opening.Trader Joe’s is planning to open a store at the Middletown Plaza in Middletown, according to the Asbury Park Press.The grocery chain is set to occupy a 14,068-square-foot space that formerly housed ...
Popular grocer Trader Joe’s is eyeing another New Jersey opening.
Trader Joe’s is planning to open a store at the Middletown Plaza in Middletown, according to the Asbury Park Press.
The grocery chain is set to occupy a 14,068-square-foot space that formerly housed Walgreens in the Middletown Plaza. Walgreens closed in the spot last year after being converted from a Rite-Aid in 2019.
An opening date has yet to be announced.
The store will be the first supermarket in Middletown Plaza since ShopRite moved across the highway in 2021.
“For years, residents have been asking me when Middletown is going to get its Trader Joe’s,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry told the Asbury Park Press. “Now we can officially say that Middletown will be home to not only a great retailer, but also a store that our residents have wanted for quite a while.”
Trader Joe’s offers a variety of produce, dairy, seafood, frozen foods, snacks, flowers and plants, beauty products and more.
The chain carries a lot of its own Trader Joe’s-branded items.
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MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- The first day of school can be an emotional time for students, parents and teachers, including one teacher in New Jersey who is back in the classroom with some new energy, and a new kidney.Tuesday marked the start of school at St. Leo the Great, and Lauren Crupi couldn't be happier to be back teaching sixth grade language arts."It feels amazing to be here on the first day of school," she said. "I feel better than ever."She's also feeling rejuvenated, not just from the ...
MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- The first day of school can be an emotional time for students, parents and teachers, including one teacher in New Jersey who is back in the classroom with some new energy, and a new kidney.
Tuesday marked the start of school at St. Leo the Great, and Lauren Crupi couldn't be happier to be back teaching sixth grade language arts.
"It feels amazing to be here on the first day of school," she said. "I feel better than ever."
She's also feeling rejuvenated, not just from the summer break, but from getting a new kidney.
"I didn't know how bad I felt because it was such a gradual decline, but even the day after surgery I perked up and couldn't believe the difference," Crupi said.
She had surgery on June 1, and her donor happened to be a fellow teacher, Michael Daneman.
"I figured this would be a great way to help somebody while still alive while I can see the benefits of it myself," Daneman said.
He teaches computer science and knew Crupi needed a kidney because of a genetic mutation. He was a match and had a deep motivation to help.
"My mom passed away when I was 5 years old, and I look at her kids and I think they really need their mom and if I can help keep her around for these kids and keep her healthy, I really want to try that," Daneman said. "So that was actually a huge part of my decision process."
Both recovered in time to return to the school that's been rooting for them.
As teachers they know their experience is ripe with lessons for their students.
"I really hope they learn you can be of service to people and you can give up yourself to help someone make a better life for themselves," Daneman said.
"I hope they take away kindness, being there for each other, never giving up, perseverance and challenges," Crupi said. "I hope they take it all."
The two teachers hope that it will provide life lessons you can't find in a textbook.
If you're looking for one last way to soak up summer with the kids, or on your own, here are free events planned for the month of September (Some activities may have a small fee):Wednesday, Sept. 13: Sunset SeiningSandy Hook, NJ6-8 p.m. Hosted by the American Littoral Society, come discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting our coast. After a short talk on the Society’s front porch on Officers' Row at the tip of Sandy Hook, they will drive over to Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook Bay for a seining adventure. ...
If you're looking for one last way to soak up summer with the kids, or on your own, here are free events planned for the month of September (Some activities may have a small fee):
Wednesday, Sept. 13: Sunset SeiningSandy Hook, NJ6-8 p.m. Hosted by the American Littoral Society, come discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting our coast. After a short talk on the Society’s front porch on Officers' Row at the tip of Sandy Hook, they will drive over to Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook Bay for a seining adventure. Register on their website. Good for kids; you should register in advance. Free.
From kite flying to seining, the Monmouth County Park System’s Wind & Sea Festival is brimming with coastal activities for the whole family to enjoy. Held on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., this event will take place at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. Visitors are invited to try fishing, kite flying, seining, shell painting and much more! They will also have kayak nature tours of Sandy Hook Bay every thirty minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. These free tours are open to ages 14 & up; under 18 with adult. (Space is limited.) Festival goers can also see sand sculptor John Gowdy at work, get their face painted, and go on a Selfie Scavenger Hunt.
Most activities are free but some may have a fee. Admission and parking are free. Parking is available at the Belford Ferry Terminal.
Wednesday, Sept. 20: Wingin' It Fall Migration Bird Walk
5-7 p.m. Hosted by American Littoral Society from their Sandy Hook headquarters
Fall migration is on! Grab your favorite adventure buddy and join American Littoral Society for a bird walk. "Bird nerd” and Assistant Director Lindsay McNamara will lead the group, looking out for raptors, shorebirds, songbirds, warblers and anyone else who has returned to the Hook. Register on their website. Free.
Saturday, Sept. 23: Monarch Mania
Fort Tilden, NY (Queens) 10 a.m. - Noon
This event will be fun for adults and kids alike. Meet in front of the Chapel at Fort Tilden near the intersection of Heinzelman and Murray roads, Queens, NY. Join the American Littoral Society, New York City Audubon Society, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and Gateway National Recreation Area to celebrate the annual migration of the monarch and other butterflies. We will also focus on other pollinators like moths, bees and birds! Free. Register on their website.
Friday, Sept. 29: Littorally Local Sunset Cruise
5:30-8:30 p.m. Boat departs from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Only 30 tickets remain for American Littoral Society's Littorally Local Sunset Cruise, so get yours now! The fifth annual event will include dockside cocktails and appetizers onboard Teal Cruises' Festiva, followed by a sunset cruise on Sandy Hook Bay. Get tickets on their website.