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Home Care In Newington, CT

Home Care Newington, CT

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 Kelsey House 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 Newington, CT 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.


“The level of dedication Crystal has to her work is amazing!! I cannot say how impressive the effort and the results Crystal has displayed over the last several months, how lucky I feel to have her apart of my mother’s weekly life. Crystal has established trust, friendship, and a sincere companionship with my mother who, not so long ago, was so adamantly opposed to having anyone in her house. When speaking with Crystal and my mother, I could hear the excitement in Crystal’s voice when she shared her success in getting my Mom out of the house. Can’t thank you enough!!”

Bob H.

“Always Best Care of Central CT is helping me with my mom who is 92 and still living on her own. The in-home care they are providing is the best. Without the assistance they are providing us in Enfield this would be overwhelming.”

Bob R.

“I’ve been a nurse for over 40 years, and I am currently a nursing professor. When my mom was recently in the hospital, I knew it would not be possible for her to be completely on her own right away. She loves where she resides and enjoys all of the activities that are offered. My goal was to get her back into her apartment as soon as possible with the support she needed to increase her strength and return to her prior level of wellness she had before she went into the hospital. She was used to walking a couple miles a day. When I reached out to ABC I made it clear that my mom would need somebody who would be willing to walk with her in the morning, and in the evening enabling her to get back to her baseline. I would like to complement all of the staff at ABC who provided my mom such wonderful support after two weeks she returned to her baseline and remained in her apartment. She really enjoyed all of the staff that were with her , they were professional they encouraged her to walk, drink fluids, eat and were instrumental in assisting her to reach her prior level of independence. I would strongly recommend ABC to anybody who is in need of support for their loved one.”

Robin Y.

“Mom’s care needs have been progressing over the past month - increased difficulty standing. walking, decreased appetite, increased incontinence. (Part of the expected declining process per her Dr.) Tara has been wonderful in adapting to Mom’s changing needs as they develop and a very helpful partner in troubleshooting. brainstorming how to adapt to best support Mom. It’s also been helpful in my regular communication with Mom’s Dr, to let her know in detail what has come up and how we have approached. Thank you (again) for your talented staff!”

Jeremy H.

“Outstanding personal service from this company. All of the caregivers were personable and provided outstanding care to our aunt. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has an elder family member in need. Also, the staff that helped to set up their services was outstanding as well. They made the decisions easy to understand with no hidden agenda. Thank you again to "ABC!"”


“Taylor, John, and Kristine and their crew are the best. They are patient, understanding, and a joy to work with.”

Daniel S.

“You can't go wrong with this crew. Extremely patient and caring.”

Daniel S.

“Caring for family can be difficult and challenging at times. It's so nice to know that Always Best Care Senior Services is there to help!”

Cathy K.

“Sabina always has a pleasant, caring, and respectful attitude. I feel she treats me as she would as her own mother. She treats me the way she would like to be treated. We are a good “team” together.”

Tracy H.

“Diana has a total commitment of compassion, empathy, and respect for myself and my family. My daughters feel she is truly a tremendous caregiver. They know I am in good hands. She acknowledges with commitment of my physical, emotional, and practical needs, my quality of life has excelled due to Diana’s help. I look forward to her presence everyday her attitude is exceptional, Diana comes to work daily with a smile on her face. She enters the front door, singing softly ready to work. She has never taken a day off, I have had many caregivers, but Diana is truly the best!”

Anne H.

“Tina has been with us since the start, caring for my mom. Tina has nothing but my mom’s best interest at heart. She continues to go above and beyond to care for my mom, and ensure anyone else who may be there also understands my mom’s needs. Tina has even gone so far to rearrange her schedule or give up her free time to stay with my mom to avoid her having someone that doesn’t know her. I can see that she genuinely cares for my mom, and treats her as if she was her own family member. That also goes both ways, my mom lights up when she sees Tina. We consider Tina part of our family.”

David L.

“Always Best Care helped our family get through a very difficult time with my mother's care. Kristine and Taylor are a pleasure to work with. They are very knowledgable and had the answers to all our questions. They were able to help with all aspects of the care we needed. I highly recommend them.”

John S.

“I approached Kristine regarding care for my elderly father. Even though he was outside her service area, she helped to find resources for us. Her commitment to providing outstanding care is only surpassed by her desire to help others. Thank you Kristine!”

Matt B.

“I have known Kristine Lajeunesse for many years now through business networking and she and her Team at Always Best Care are very caring and professional and exactly who you would want on your side if you have a loved one who needs help!”

Ann B.

“The client care at Always Best Care Senior Service is outstanding”

Kimberly O.

“We needed some home care services for Dad who has dementia, and we made the right decision to trust ABC Senior Services for this support. Dad was lined up with a caregiver who was attentive and helpful, and she and Dad really hit it off. The management and administrative staff from ABC were also very effective and professional. You'll make a good decision to go with ABC Senior Services...”

Liam M.

“Kristine and John are extremely caring and compassionate about helping their client's and family and making sure they receive the best care available. Highly recommended!”

Greg G.

“Rosemary has many great qualities. She is a hardworker, sensitive, has a giving nature and has an immense desire to help my father. Reliability is vital trait in Rosemary. When my father was in the hospital and came home she immediately wanted to be by his side. My father has come to rely and depend on Rosemary. She is always on time whether it is giving medication or administering food and often encourages my father and helps my father maintain his dignity”

Denise D.

“Always Best Care provides caregivers to our building on a regular basis when we are short staffed. Due to our licensing, we can only have CNAs on the floor and Always Best Care has provided excellent CNAs every time we need some extra help. All of their CNAs have been helpful, willing to go above and beyond for our residents and we always have great responses from our own CNAs and supervisory staff. I am so thankful to Michelle and Wilda who will always staff a shift that I need, even if I call 30 minutes before the shift starts. You’ve been such a huge help!”

Kaytee S.

“I have known John and Kristine Lajeunesse for almost 20 years and when my dad needed care following a diagnosis of dementia, I knew there wouldn’t be anyone better to call than them. The caregivers that have worked with my dad have been wonderful. They are true saints to my family, allowing us the knowledge that Dad is okay to stay at home. They have navigated all of the changes in his cognitive state with grace and kept my father’s dignity in place. He was always a very active man and the caregivers have managed to keep him active, even as his health declines.”

Belinda F.

“Always Best Care helped me to get care lined up for my uncle, after I received their information from a close friend of mine that also used their agency. My uncle was a very proud man and did not want help from anyone, including family. Taylor met with me and spent time getting to know the ins and outs of my uncle’s care as well as his personality. She asked about his background so that they could look for a caregiver with similar interests. Although he took a turn for the worse rather quickly, the short time care was provided was wonderful. Thank you for your help and compassion.”

Karel O.

“My dad’s caregiver is great. He is a man of few words, but she is able to get him talking about all aspects and experiences of his life. They go out regularly and she encourages my dad to participate in the activities put on by the community he lives in. They run errands, go out for meals, or go for a drive just to get a change of scenery. I was nervous at first about how my dad would take having a caregiver come in to help him, but he seems so happy and has great things to talk about after his time spent with his caregiver.”

Martin F.

“Thank you, Kristine - I am very appreciative of the professional manner with which you and your organization operates. From the initial phone and in-person conversations with Taylor, to the ongoing support of my mother's care - it's been thorough, timely and well managed. I am also struck by how the home-health employees conduct themselves. They are reliable/responsive *and* responsible, and making every effort to work through the challenges day to day with my mother. Thanks for the great job you and your organization are doing. It means a lot to me, especially during this trying time! Best Regards”

Anna T.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work and dedication to their clients. When my parents finally realized they needed help in their home, I chose ABC as the company I felt would be the best fit. Yes, we have had some ups and down, but when you paired Leah with my parents, it was truly a blessing. My parents love her. She genuinely cares for them and they speak highly of her work ethic. As my mom says, “she is too good to be true”. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your working with me to find the right fit. Well on our end, Leah fits like a glove and I hope she feels the same. She is a special person so I wanted to acknowledge her hard work and dedication to my parents. It makes me feel more at ease knowing there is someone coming to the home to properly care for them. Again I want to thank you all and encourage you to keep up the good work.”

Craig F.

“I am very pleased with the care that Craig gave to my husband. My husband enjoyed having another man to talk to instead of conversation only between him and I. Craig managed to keep him occupied and safe so that I could go and get some time to myself, allowing me peace of mind that my husband was in great hands”

Sonia T.

“I hired Always Best Care to help my mom who was living with me at home. She was diagnosed with dementia and within 3 months she could hardly do much for herself anymore. I was able to continue working full time while my mom received care from Always Best Care. We had the same caregiver from day 1 and she was absolutely amazing. She kept everyone in the loop with any changes my mom experienced and the regular in person and phone check ins were a great added support to myself and my family. Thank you ABC for all the help and compassion that you showed my mom until her passing.”


“My husband had care from Always Best Care until he passed away. Thankfully he is on his "next journey" and finally pain free, while he was here with us, his caregiver, Craig, did an amazing job caring for him and was here to help us from our first day of services. Craig always managed to get my husband to share stories from his time in the war that even I had not heard before. It was a great way to get to know more of my husband so his memory can continue with others around him.”

Beth F.

“My family provides the care to my mother 24/7, we called Always Best Care to provide respite care to my mom while we took some time to ourselves for a weekend. Mom’s caregiver, Gloria, was great and she had the perfect disposition to work with my mom. She was attentive and kept mom well fed and engaged during the time we were away. We would definitely call Always Best Care again when we need some time away.”


“The caregiver that helped my husband and I were so kind to us both, especially to my husband while I spent some time in the hospital and rehab. Our caregiver brought my husband to see me every day while I was at the hospital and at rehab, I knew he was in excellent hands and I could focus on getting stronger again.”

Heather R.

“i really like my caregiver, Victor very much. Victor is a very patient and observant aide who knows when I need his help. I knew from the first day meeting him that we would get along very well.”

Johnson L.

““I want to give a huge thank you for the care that Always Best Care provided over the last year and a half. They started out assisting just my dad since he was wheelchair bound and then began providing care to my mom as well who had advanced dementia. The two ladies that helped them both did an amazing job and gave me the confidence that they were being well cared for since I live on the other side of the country. Up to my dad’s passing, his caregivers were there for him to provide comfort and companionship while managing my mom’s emotions as well during the difficult time my dad had. Being a nurse myself and in the healthcare field for a while, I had high expectations which were exceeded by the caregivers and office staff of Always Best Care.”

harry B.

“Both of Mom’s caregivers are exceptional. They are always professional, calm and extremely patient with my mom. They know how to keep her calm and to manage her anxiety. My whole family is very grateful, knowing that Mom is getting really competent care, great meals and friendly companionship. Thank you.”

Kathleen F.

“They are very caring and easy to deal with. They work with the family and the patient to see that the patient has what is needed for their care. In all we had a good experience with Best Care.”

Elaine G.

“Anything from Always Best Care is good to have. The care from them has given me my life back. I wasn’t expecting a perfect match on the first caregiver, but Always Best Care did a very good job.”

Claudia B.

“Always Best Care has done a fantastic job in providing us with at-home care for my step-mother while we prepared for her transition to move permanently to a skilled nursing facility. With their help, she was able to spend a full six months at home before moving. We would not have been able to do it without them. All the caregivers we have met and used have been kind and attentive, frequently going the extra mile, whatever that may be on any given day. The office staff is friendly, empathetic and very diligent in keeping all parties informed of all aspects of day-to-day care. They are knowledgeable, respectful and efficient. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is looking for help in keeping their loved one at home for as long as possible.”

Sarah C.

“We have been using the services of ABC for almost three years, and I have worked personally with John, Kristine, Taylor, Michelle and Wilda, as well as the many wonderful caregivers who have attended to my mother’s needs with great care and attention. Throughout this time, my mother’s care needs have changed many times, and they have always been very responsive to any requests, including the directives of the hospice nurses that work in concert with all of them. Taylor and Michelle are incredibly diligent about keeping on top of issues that arise day-to-day, and running their questions and concerns by me. I remain a loyal customer to ABC because I feel that my mother is getting really great care, and will continue to see the warm, friendly faces she has come to know and trust today and every day. At 94 yrs old, my mother is quite dependent on the care providers for almost all her needs, and they always show up and make her feel safe and secure.”

Rachel C.

“I appreciate that they always accommodate me and have someone here to drive me, even if I only call them the day before. I’m so glad I was able to find them, because I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just lost my sister and she helped me out a lot.”

Donna .

“I appreciate that they always accommodate me and have someone here to drive me, even if I only call them the day before. I’m so glad I was able to find them, because I didn’t know what I was going to do. I just lost my sister and she helped me out a lot.”

Janey B.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Newington, CT?


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 Newington, CT

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 Mill Pond 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 Ruth's Chris Steak House or visit Kellogg-Eddy House & Museum, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Newington, CT

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 Newington, CT, 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 CT'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 Newington, CT 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:

  • Middlewoods of Newington
  • Civita Care Center at Newington
  • Bel-Air Manor
  • Cedar Mountain Commons
  • Jefferson House
  • Newington Senior & Disabled
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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 Newington, CT 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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A developer interested in building 273 new apartments in Newington should include more first-floor retail businesses, town planners said after a recent informal presentation.Tearing down the strip shopping plaza on Lowrey Place and replacing it with two modern, four-story apartment buildings wouldn’t provide space for the local merchants who ...

A developer interested in building 273 new apartments in Newington should include more first-floor retail businesses, town planners said after a recent informal presentation.

Tearing down the strip shopping plaza on Lowrey Place and replacing it with two modern, four-story apartment buildings wouldn’t provide space for the local merchants who operate there now, the town plan and zoning commission told architect Anthony Amenta, who presented the conceptual plan on behalf of the property owners.

In addition, some commissioners said the area should have some restaurants and stores as a way to make it feel more walkable.

“Having a mixed-use component is critical,” Commissioner Chris Miner told Amenta. “I personally am not overly in favor of just a straight high-density property or complex. We have almost 1,000 (new residential) units that are currently either approved or on their way to construction, so there are going to be considerable changes to the community.”

Other commission members agreed, saying that displaced stores would have nowhere in town to go because Newington has very few vacant storefronts.

“We don’t have a lot of space in our downtown to give up retail space and this would be giving up a tremendous amount,” Commissioners Stephen Woods said. “If you spend some time in Newington, particularly our downtown center, our storefronts are rented and they stay rented. There is a very small turnover and that is somewhat unique to a community our size.”

Amenta, president of Amenta Emma Architects in Hartford, approached the commission in January for what Newington calls a “pre-application” review: Developers show conceptual plans and outline their goals, and commissioners give their initial reaction. If the developer ultimately goes ahead and requests zoning permits, the pre-application talks aren’t part of the hearings or deliberations.

In his presentation, Amenta said the plan is to demolish the former Best Market building and the string of smaller retailers that extends out from its western wall. The 10-acre property is at Lowrey Place and Constance Leigh Drive, with a massive parking lot stretching along Lowrey.

Amenta’s proposal is to put up two buildings, one with 129 apartments and the other with 144.

“They literally are placed on the existing parking field and part of the shopping center, which will be demolished to make room for these structures,” he told the commission. “We’ve located the parking for the structures behind or to the south of the existing building.”

The complex would have 297 parking spaces, he said.

Amenta’s presentation didn’t include images of what the buildings would look like, but he submitted renderings and photos of projects that his company has done in West Hartford, New Canaan and elsewhere. In West Hartford, Amenta Emma Architects designed the 616 New Park apartment building that opened in 2018.

Amenities would include an outdoor pool, fitness rooms, common areas and more, he said.

The proposal is to have a total of 74 apartments on each of the second, third and fourth floor levels, and just 51 on the first floor to provide space for lobbies and amenity areas.

There would be 79 studio apartments, 141 one-bedroom units and 53 two-bedroom units. The company proposes to lease 80% or 217 apartments, at market rates. Of the remaining 56 units, half would be designated as affordable housing and half would be reserved for tenants 55 or older.

The Raitses family, owner of the property, said it operated Best Market in the plaza’s main 33,000-square-foot building for years, then sold the business in 2019. The new owner renamed it Local Market, but shut down during the pandemic a year later and never reopened.

The Raitses family said competition from major supermarkets along the Berlin Turnpike has eaten into the market share for smaller grocery stores in the area.

Commissioners appeared divided over whether they’d support a four-story building, with at least one saying he would if the first floor was used for retail. Another, though, argued that Newington is a smaller town where four-story buildings don’t fit in.

If Amenta decides to submit a formal application, it would go before the commission at a hearing.

Fast-Growing Hot Chicken Chain To Open Saturday In Newington

The first 203 guests in line will receive a free tasty sandwich on the restaurant's first day, which is Saturday, Oct. 13.Patch StaffNEWINGTON, CT — A taste of Nashville is coming to the Newington area later this week, with Haven Hot Chicken set to open its newest restaurant.The new eatery, located at 12 Fenn Road, will open to the public on Saturday, April 13, and the first 203 people in line will get a tasty freebie to fill thei...

The first 203 guests in line will receive a free tasty sandwich on the restaurant's first day, which is Saturday, Oct. 13.

Patch Staff

NEWINGTON, CT — A taste of Nashville is coming to the Newington area later this week, with Haven Hot Chicken set to open its newest restaurant.

The new eatery, located at 12 Fenn Road, will open to the public on Saturday, April 13, and the first 203 people in line will get a tasty freebie to fill their stomachs.

The Newington location will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and it will feature limited seating for in-house dining, and online ordering with curbside takeout.

It will also cater to delivery services like DoorDash and UberEats, and it will have catering services as well.

The theme of Haven Hot Chicken is Nashville-style "hot chicken" sandwiches, nuggets and tenders, along with a plethora of country-style side dishes and desserts.

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"Hot chicken" is not only hot in temperature, but in spiciness, with varying levels of "heat" that dares brave souls to temp or torture their taste buds.

Haven Hot Chicken may mirror similar eateries of the south, but it is actually based in New England and started out just a few short years ago as pop-up stands in New Haven.

It already has eateries open in New Haven, Orange, Norwalk, North Haven, Storrs and Middletown. Locations in Fairfield and Oxford will open later this year.

Newington's site has been affectionately labeled as store "007."

“Store #007, here we come,” said Alfred Alvarez, general manager of Newington's Haven Hot Chicken. “Our close proximity to Route 9, Central Connecticut State University and so much more will help us deliver our crispy, crunchy, juicy, spicy, delicious chicken and NOT chicken to more of the state, fulfilling our promise to guests to provide the best hot chicken and not chicken you’ve ever had. "Our guests have come to know and love our grand opening celebrations – so we’ll be once again opening our doors at 11 a.m. on April 13 to give away 203 of our signature item – The Sandwich – to the first 203 guests in line to join us on this big day.”

Company officials also said they have another goal, namely helping to raise funds to help curb food insecurity in the state of Connecticut.

Their effort is called “The Great Banana Pudding Drive,” and Haven will donate the cost of one meal from the sale of each "absurdly delicious" banana pudding to Connecticut Foodshare.

To date, Haven Hot Chicken has helped to raise funds for more than 60,000 meals for Connecticut residents in need.

Haven Hot Chicken was founded in 2020 by local restaurateurs Rob LaTronica, Craig Sklar, Jason Sobocinski, Tom Sobocinski, and Etkin Tekin.

Haven Hot Chicken opening Newington location, near CCSU campus

Haven Hot Chicken is growing again, with plans to open its seventh restaurant in Newington early next year, close to the Central Connecticut State University campus.The restaurant, which specializes in Nashville hot chicken and vegetarian "not chicken," will open at 12 Fenn Road, offering curbside takeout, delivery through UberEats and limited dine-in seating.“Newington, here we come!" said Jason Sobocinski, Ha...

Haven Hot Chicken is growing again, with plans to open its seventh restaurant in Newington early next year, close to the Central Connecticut State University campus.

The restaurant, which specializes in Nashville hot chicken and vegetarian "not chicken," will open at 12 Fenn Road, offering curbside takeout, delivery through UberEats and limited dine-in seating.

“Newington, here we come!" said Jason Sobocinski, Haven's president and co-founder, in a statement. “Our entire team is looking forward to bringing our crispy, crunchy, juicy, spicy, delicious Hot and Not Chicken closer to the Hartford area, at a convenient location right off of Route 9 and the Central Connecticut campus."

Haven Hot Chicken offers crispy fried chicken and fried cauliflower in five different spice levels, ranging from no-heat "country" to "Haven" ("for the hot head"). Items include sandwiches, tenders, sliders and chicken and waffles, and sides and snacks like fries, creamy vinegar slaw, garlic-dill pickles and mac and cheese. A portion of sales from its banana pudding dessert go to Connecticut Foodshare, raising crucial funds to help curb food insecurity.

Since its initial debut in New Haven in October 2020, Haven Hot Chicken has been steadily growing in New Haven and Fairfield counties, opening in Orange and Norwalk and debuting its most recent location in North Haven on April 15. A Storrs location, by the University of Connecticut campus, is scheduled to open Nov. 18, and a Middletown restaurant is slated to open later this year at 524 Main Street.

"We're scaling to be a big brand. We're scaling to get 25 of these stores open by the end of 2025," Sobocinski told Hearst Connecticut in September. Two of his Haven partners, Craig Sklar and Rob LaTronica, are UConn alums, and they all decided they wanted to be associated with what Sobocinski called "Connecticut's biggest brand."

The brand was named of the best hot chicken chains in the country in June, according to Eat This, Not That! The website complied a list of eight fast-food chains featuring the spicy bird.

TGI Fridays Abruptly Closes Location In Newington

NEWINGTON, CT — TGI Fridays abruptly closed dozens of locations across the country this week, including the restaurant in Newington.Reports of the sudden closures began popping up on Tuesday and reported ...

NEWINGTON, CT — TGI Fridays abruptly closed dozens of locations across the country this week, including the restaurant in Newington.

Reports of the sudden closures began popping up on Tuesday and Wednesday. reported signs posted at the door of multiple locations in Massachusetts stated, “We regret to inform you that as of Jan. 2, 2024, this Fridays location has closed.” Overall, six locations in Massachusetts were closed.

The TGI Fridays location in Newington was listed as permanently closed, according to a Google search, and has been removed from the TGI Friday’s website.

TGI Fridays confirmed in a post on Twitter that the Newington restaurant has permanently closed.

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TGI Fridays also announced in a news release that it is closing 36 “underperforming locations” in select markets across the U.S.

“As part of the store closures, TGI Fridays is offering more than 1,000 transfer opportunities, which represents over 80% of total impacted employees,” the news release states.

The TGI Fridays location in Hamden is also closed, but it is unclear if the closure is permanent.

The restaurant chain’s sign has been taken down from the building at 2335 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. A sign explaining the closure was not posted at the door as of Tuesday afternoon.

TGI Fridays officials have not returned a request for comment regarding the closure.

The restaurant chain also announced Wednesday that eight previously corporate-owned restaurants in the Northeast have been sold to former CEO Ray Blanchette.

“With a history of deep involvement and unwavering confidence in the Fridays brand, Mr. Blanchette brings an unmatched understanding of the TGI Fridays business and the restaurant's commitment to delivering excellence for guests,” according to the news release. “Following the finalization of the sale, Blanchette will lead the locations into a new phase of revitalization.”

The eight locations have not been identified, and it remains to be seen if the Hamden restaurant could be one of them.

TGI Fridays lists five remaining locations, including Hamden, in Connecticut on its website. While Hamden’s hours of operation are “closed” for each day, it remained listed on the website along with restaurants in Orange, Manchester, Enfield and Waterbury, as of late Wednesday night.

Newington 2023 football preview: John Acquavita era begins for Nor'Easters

[Vitals][They're Here][Reason to Cheer]A few players who got some experience last year are back, including Rosemond, the team’s leading receiver in 2022.[Reason to Fear]Not a whole lot of those returning starters for the new regime.[The Bottom Line]John Acquavita, a three-time CIAC championship coach with the old Hyde School of New Haven, had spent 25 years coaching in New Haven. ...


[They're Here]

[Reason to Cheer]

A few players who got some experience last year are back, including Rosemond, the team’s leading receiver in 2022.

[Reason to Fear]

Not a whole lot of those returning starters for the new regime.

[The Bottom Line]

John Acquavita, a three-time CIAC championship coach with the old Hyde School of New Haven, had spent 25 years coaching in New Haven. He resigned from Wilbur Cross to take this job as the Nor’easters, who won three of their last four in 2022, try to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2019.

Newington will be learning Acquavita’s system, so the fact that only a handful of Nor’easters starters are back may cut both ways as the younger players grow into varsity players. That will have to happen relatively quickly, with 2022 Class L finalist Maloney coming in for the home opener on Sept. 14, five days after Newington visits Westhill in a Connecticut High School Football Alliance game.

The youngsters appear to have a leader in Enzo Corvino, the potential starting quarterback who was voted a captain, Acquavita said, along with JD Nazario and Kuba Gaska. He’ll have a deep if inexperienced group of receivers to throw to, led by Akari Rosemond (44 catches, 816 yards, nine touchdowns). There’s less depth at running back, where Pigott is the only one who got a varsity carry last year (Rosemond got three and Corvino was hit for one on a sack).

There’s some size on the line. Gaska, Pantaleao, senior Fabio Tirado and juniors Idrissa Diop and Madison Jackson all go 6-foot-1 or better and 225 pounds or up. Like everywhere else, there are a lot of first-time varsity players there, on offense and defense.

[2023 Schedule]

** Division game * Conference game @ CT HS Alliance game

Aug 21, 2023|Updated Aug 21, 2023 6:22 p.m.

Michael Fornabaio is a sports reporter with Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Born in the Bronx and raised at the New Haven Coliseum (but really in Orange), Fornabaio has been with the Connecticut Post since 1997. He has covered high school sports for pretty much that whole time, though he also covered the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers daily for 17 years. In his occasional free time, you can usually find him watching more baseball or hockey and complaining about the delay-of-game rule.


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