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Home Care In South Windsor, CT

Home Care South Windsor, 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 Palisado Avenue Historic District 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 South Windsor, 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 South Windsor, 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 South Windsor, 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 Linear 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 The Mill on the River or visit Deacon John Moore House, 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 South Windsor, 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 South Windsor, 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 South Windsor, 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:

  • The Residence at South Windsor Farms
  • Brookdale South Windsor
  • The Village at Buckland Court
  • HarborChase of Evergreen Walk
  • Evergreen Crossings Retirement Community
  • South Windsor Senior Center
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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 South Windsor, 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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Doctor seeks to move his practice to historic home in South Windsor

SOUTH WINDSOR — A local physician is proposing to move his practice to the historic Collins House on Sullivan Avenue, but plans to maintain much of the exterior of the historic home.Dr. Vasanth Kainkaryam, of 4 Elements Vitality Institute in South Windsor, purchased the 1300 Sullivan Ave. property, formerly known as 8 Collins Lane, for $427,750 in December, town records show.He has since filed an application with the Planning and Zoning Commission, seeking a special zoning exception to convert the existing residence into ...

SOUTH WINDSOR — A local physician is proposing to move his practice to the historic Collins House on Sullivan Avenue, but plans to maintain much of the exterior of the historic home.

Dr. Vasanth Kainkaryam, of 4 Elements Vitality Institute in South Windsor, purchased the 1300 Sullivan Ave. property, formerly known as 8 Collins Lane, for $427,750 in December, town records show.

He has since filed an application with the Planning and Zoning Commission, seeking a special zoning exception to convert the existing residence into a medical office in the rural residential zone district between Sand Hill and Pierce roads. A tentative commission meeting date is scheduled for April 23.

Kainkaryam intends to relocate and expand his medical practice a short distance from his current 1199 Sullivan Ave. location to the historic Collins House, which was built in 1896.

His proposal for the 4.8-acre property is to preserve and convert the historic home.

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“The exterior of the iconic structure will remain substantially unchanged while the interior of the building will be renovated to the allowed professional office use,” 4 Elements' application states.

The office would be home to a variety of wellness services, including massage therapy, clinical hypnosis, aesthetics, and educational opportunities.

Kainkaryam has hired a team to design changes to transform the home to a modern medical practice, including civil engineers, land planners, traffic engineers, and ecologists for soils and wetlands related issues.

The development would be built in three phases, the first of which would place 20 parking spaces behind the building to serve patients and staff in the existing 3,800-square-foot structure.

The second phase would be to build an 1,800-square-foot expansion off the left rear corner of the building with the same architectural style, and the third would be the construction of a 1,000-square-foot single-story barn for patient therapies just off the north side of the parking lot.

With all the additions, there would ultimately be a total of 28 parking spaces, including two specifically for electric vehicles.

Design Professionals Inc. of South Windsor, which 4 Elements hired as civil engineers, determined that roughly one acre of the site would be disturbed for development to accommodate the widened driveway, parking lot, sidewalks, building expansions, and to connect the historic house to public water.

A traffic impact study conducted by REAL Engineering Inc. shows “a modest amount” of new vehicles coming to the property during the peak morning and afternoon periods, according to the application.

While ecologists hired by 4 Elements determined there are no wetlands on the property, an application has been submitted to the Inland Wetlands Agency with respect to erosion and sedimentation controls.

Landscape architects are proposing to keep most trees within the designated buffer between neighboring properties and to plant new vegetation.

“Nearly all of the numerous existing trees on the property will remain and provide additional screening,” including a “fully-screened” proposed dumpster, the application states.

The development’s exterior lighting would be LED. “The entire lighting system will be dark-sky compliant, and no light will be emitted onto adjoining properties,” according to the application.

Expected hours of operation would be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but could be extended to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

4 Elements provides a unique model of care to provide affordable and accessible primary care, serving people of all socioeconomic and geographic demographics, with patients coming from throughout the southern part of New England.

“They are excited to make South Windsor a known entity for health innovation in the state. At 4 Elements, over the past four years, they have also cared for over 2,600 immigrants as they go on their journey to becoming American citizens, and are excited to celebrate the diversity of their patients and of the state," the application states.

Golf Lounge 18 offers year-round golf at South Windsor's Evergreen Walk

SOUTH WINDSOR — Golf is not known as a four-season sport in New England. Golfers who can't travel to warmer climates during the winter usually have to put away their clubs until spring arrives.But now a new venue at the Shops at Evergreen Walk gives players a chance to practice their swings and putts year round, even during a snowstorm.Golf Lounge 18, an i...

SOUTH WINDSOR — Golf is not known as a four-season sport in New England. Golfers who can't travel to warmer climates during the winter usually have to put away their clubs until spring arrives.

But now a new venue at the Shops at Evergreen Walk gives players a chance to practice their swings and putts year round, even during a snowstorm.

Golf Lounge 18, an indoor golf simulation facility, allows players to experience golfing at more than 300 courses around the world, including the PGA National Resort in Florida, St. Andrews in Scotland, and Pebble Beach in California. The company's South Windsor location held its grand opening Saturday.

Along with the 11 state-of-the-art bays for the simulators, the facility has a full restaurant and bar.

“We are so excited to be able to bring experiential entertainment to Evergreen Walk with the opening of Golf Lounge 18, where people of all ages can come to play golf on some of the world’s best courses with their friends and family, regardless of what season it is,” Golf Lounge 18 Marketing Director Paul Wilson said.

Guests can join a league, get a private lesson, or play 18 leisurely holes with friends and family. Those with clubs can bring their own, but for guests who are just trying it out, clubs are available for both right- and left-handed players.

And just like a typical golf course, tee times can be booked in advance, though walk-ins are sometimes available.

Golf Lounge 18 has four other Connecticut locations in Canton, Danbury, Fairfield, and Orange, and the company is currently looking to expand with two or three more locations in the state, Wilson said.

At 12,000 square feet, the Evergreen Walk facility is the second-largest indoor golf facility in the Hartford area, according to the company.

Wilson said he has seen children as young as 6 years old playing in the lounge, with several games available geared toward the younger golfers, from mini golf and dinosaur driving ranges to target-practice games.

"The tech is suited for the novice to the average golfer," Wilson said, adding that no golf experience is needed to play there.

"It's a great environment," Wilson said. "Non-intimidating if you wanted to pick up a game without public embarrassment or scrutiny."

The facility's opening comes at a time of change for the outdoor shopping mall. Other retailers that have just recently opened their doors include Whole Foods, Sunglass Hut, Kung Fu Tea, and Deka Lash.

“The addition of Golf Lounge 18 is just the latest in our transformational plans to bring the best in entertainment and dining options to the Shops at Evergreen Walk,” said Paul Brandes, principal of Brand Street Properties, which oversees Evergreen Walk.

Bluemercury, a luxury beauty shop, is scheduled to have its grand opening on Saturday.

South Windsor's library will operate as town department, instead of a separate entity

SOUTH WINDSOR — The public library will now operate as a town department instead of a separate grant-funded agency, following concerns brought to the Town Council about a lack of transparency with its use of funding.Some residents and stakeholders said they believe the library's governing structure works and are concerned that the move would put too much power in elected officials to ...

SOUTH WINDSOR — The public library will now operate as a town department instead of a separate grant-funded agency, following concerns brought to the Town Council about a lack of transparency with its use of funding.

Some residents and stakeholders said they believe the library's governing structure works and are concerned that the move would put too much power in elected officials to ban books or topics, a problem that sparked debates in nearby Suffield and led to the resignation of that town's library director. Others stressed the need for a change at the library, and the fact that remaining independent would not stop officials from possibly manipulating the library.

The South Windsor Public Library was established in 1898, and its Board of Directors defined in 1963 as part of ordinance revisions. The six-member Board of Directors served as the sole governing body of the library, were appointed by the Town Council and funded by municipal and state grants.

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Under the town's new regulations, the library will operate through a Library Department that employs the library director and other staff members. The town manager's office will oversee operations of the library as a proper town department, and the Board of Directors will instead "recommend to the town reasonable rules and regulations" for the library.

Library Director Kevin Sullivan told the Town Council on Monday night that he was "of two minds" about the decision, as he felt the library was working well as-is but that he had no issue working in libraries that operated as a town department.

"Either way that it goes, we're going to do our best to provide library services for our town in the best way possible," Sullivan said.

Sullivan, who recently replaced longtime director Mary Etter, said he has worked with the Board of Directors and library staff to fix issues expressed by the Town Council and the community.

"I see the current governing board as a very effective board," Sullivan said. "By and large, they get positive feedback from our library users."

Librarian Audrey Breen said that she fully supports the move to make the library a town department, in part because the confusion created by its status as a grant-funded agency was used to "isolate" library employees.

"This isolation led to employee policies that differed from those of other town employees and frequently seem to be inconsistently applied," Breen said.

The move would not change the ability for the town to remove books from the library, Breen said, as the Town Council and town manager could influence the library board regardless of its governance.

"I will not say that book challenges and book banning are not an increasing problem all over the country," Breen said. "I will say that all librarians, myself included, are diametrically opposed to such interference."

Members of the Board of Directors spoke against the decision before the Town Council's vote Monday night, including Vice Chairwoman Betty Asplund.

Asplund said the library has been forthcoming with the town, despite dissatisfaction and a lack of direct communication from the Town Council.

"The Board of Directors has never withheld info from town government, we have been entirely transparent about library activities and spending," Asplund said. "If there is additional information needed or a better way of disseminating information, we'd be happy to address them."

Asplund said the library provides a wide variety of programs and materials to all residents under a tight budget, with circulation increasing by 10 percent from last year, even with a budget-mandated reduction of purchases of new items.

"Our library is dynamic and sensitive to the needs of our patrons," Asplund said. "In my opinion, we have done very well managing the South Windsor Public Library and want to continue to do so."

The Town Council ultimately voted 7-2 to approve the changes to the library's governance, with members Carolyn Carey and Richard Balboni opposed.

Former Town Council member Erica Evans, who resigned the day after the meeting, said Monday night that the library's current government has faced challenges in handling budgets and hiring for major vacancies, including the heads of the children's and reference departments, and both readers and employees have suffered.

"There were line items moved within the library budget for large amounts of money," Evans said. "It would make you think that your budgeting needs to be changed for future years ... that was a consistent issue."

Carey said that she hoped to delay the decision to ensure she and her fellow elected officials fully understood what they were voting on.

"I thought there was a lot of information shared tonight that I hadn't heard before," Carey said. "I really feel the way this is written, it doesn't necessarily take everything into consideration."

Deputy Mayor Matthew Siracusa said he hoped the Board of Directors and Town Council would have a "symbiotic" relationship going forward, despite their opposition to the move.

"We have to listen to the moms, the dads, anyone in town that has an issue beyond six people that sit in the room with the (library) director," Siracusa said.

South Windsor schools unveil details of planned athletic field upgrades ahead of hearing next month

SOUTH WINDSOR — School officials have submitted detailed plans for the proposed athletic field improvements at South Windsor High School ahead of a public hearing scheduled in March.Though the Town Council decided in January not to set a date for a $7.5 million referendum to fund the plan, the school district is moving forward with an application to the Pla...

SOUTH WINDSOR — School officials have submitted detailed plans for the proposed athletic field improvements at South Windsor High School ahead of a public hearing scheduled in March.

Though the Town Council decided in January not to set a date for a $7.5 million referendum to fund the plan, the school district is moving forward with an application to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The PZC's public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 12, the same date that the Board of Education originally requested that the Town Council set the referendum for.

The centerpiece of the plan is a synthetic turf field with field lighting, a request from both educators and athletes that has yet gone unfulfilled.

Chris Hulk, director of design and construction for New England at turf contractor FieldTurf, wrote in a memo dated Jan. 22 that South Windsor is the only high school in its District Reference Group without a lit field.

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"This requires students to be dismissed from school early and miss class time at both South Windsor and for visiting schools so that they can have adequate daylight for events," Hulk said.

The new multipurpose field would be placed in the area adjacent to the Wapping Annex, where the high school's tennis courts are currently located, in order to facilitate an increase in the number fields on campus and comply with local zoning regulations for athletic field lighting setbacks.

Hulk said in addition to a new playing surface and lighting fixtures, the new field would come with bleachers, a press box, accessibility improvements, and space for more buildings to support the field in the future, such as a concession stand.

"The new field will address the need for additional playing space with a lit field, and provide opportunity for the existing, heavily dated tennis courts to be relocated and replaced," Hulk said.

Hulk said the high school's six tennis courts, built in the 1960s, are in need of "extensive" repairs and are located at the bottom of a slope far away from parking, limiting accessibility for potential players.

The seven new tennis courts would be located where the high school's field currently sits, joined by four new pickleball courts, Hulk said.

"These new tennis courts will meet the number of courts needed for tennis matches, provide parking adjacent to the courts, accommodate the growing desire for pickleball courts in the community, and will be fully installed within the existing developed area of the site," Hulk said.

Hulk said the proposal includes an extra tennis court in part because the high school's tennis team has seven matches for each event, meaning that having only six courts forces one match to wait for another to finish before it can start.

Hulk said in addition to providing more flexible fields, the project hopes to provide more flexibility in accessing the high school itself. He said the plan proposes a new driveway from the Wapping Annex parking lot to the student parking lot to improve emergency vehicle access, increase parking on campus near the tennis courts, and allow the school more options for student pickup and drop-off.

Before the referendum date was put on hold, construction of the project would have begun this spring and into the fall if approved and funded, though the funding is up in the air. Work would have started with the synthetic turf and driveway improvements, with lighting work projected during September and early October.

Mayor Audrey Delnicki said Friday that the Town Council would likely begin discussing a referendum for the project in June, once budgets are finalized across the board.

Delnicki said the referendum was delayed primarily because "we don't have all the numbers," and due to the new Town Council's unfamiliarity with the plan.

If the town does choose to send the $7.5 million to a public vote, Delnicki said, the question would likely be included on the ballot for the November election. She said a benefit of waiting until then for the referendum is that more people tend to vote on referendum questions during elections, especially presidential elections.

Delnicki said she also hopes that the delay in the referendum means more residents will learn more about the project before voting.

"If there's any groups out there that think this plan is a good plan, they should be advocating for it so the voters have information," Delnicki said.

With fastest growing enrollment in CT, South Windsor superintendent seeks 7.29% budget hike

SOUTH WINDSOR — Superintendent of Schools Kate Carter says that with student enrollment continuing to climb, South Windsor has a reputation to uphold for its school district."South Windsor has established itself as a community that champions public education, and one that is committed to investing in its children," Carter told the Board of Education on Tuesday."Families are moving to South Windsor for the schools," Carter said. "We know this because families tell us."Carter presented h...

SOUTH WINDSOR — Superintendent of Schools Kate Carter says that with student enrollment continuing to climb, South Windsor has a reputation to uphold for its school district.

"South Windsor has established itself as a community that champions public education, and one that is committed to investing in its children," Carter told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

"Families are moving to South Windsor for the schools," Carter said. "We know this because families tell us."

Carter presented historical enrollment data collected by the school district that show a nearly 20-percent growth in student population from 4,170 in 2014 to 5,002 in 2023, and enrollment projections from November 2023 that predict a 12.4-percent increase over the next 10 years.

From 2012 to 2022, South Windsor was one of only 14 school districts experiencing increased enrollment, and the only district that grew by more than 10 percent, according to the state Department of Education.

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Carter also referenced a study conducted by the town released in August as part of its most recent Plan of Conservation and Development. She said the top responses for both why families moved to South Windsor and what makes the town a great place to live were the quality of its schools. Residents acknowledged in turn that continued growth is the greatest challenge facing the town.

"Our community is fully aware of the challenges of increasing enrollment, and one could infer that they also understand that more students require more resources," Carter said.

Those "additional resources" come out to a proposed $94.65 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25, a 7.29-percent increase over the district's current $88.2 million budget, itself a 7.95 percent hike over the previous year.

"Our status as an outlier is undeniable, and must be the lens through which the proposed budget is viewed," Carter said.

An overview of the proposed budget shows a roughly $5.2 million increase in contractual obligations and maintenance of operations, including $2.5 million in contractual salary increases. New hires to keep up with enrollment account for $880,000 of the proposed budget, increased special education costs add up to $713,000, and strategic planning and program improvements total $264,000. Retiree savings, energy credits, and fuel costs offset the increase by $600,000.

While the spending plan is $6.4 million higher than last year, the superintendent's proposal also cuts off the use of the district's reserve funds, leading to an additional $1 million in costs.

The Board of Education is scheduled to approve a budget on Feb. 27 with a handful of budget review work sessions scheduled prior to the vote, the first of which will take place on Tuesday.

Some Board of Education members spoke in agreement with Carter's assessment of the district and where her proposed budget lies.

Chairwoman Lisa Maneeley said many items have already been cut from the budget, and Carter only asks the Board of Education for what she thinks she can defend to the Town Council.

"This is what she thinks and knows our district needs to move forward and maintain the same kind of prestige our school system has," Maneeley said.

Vice Chairwoman Beth Esstman said the high proposed budget increase is "not surprising" given enrollment continues to rise, and hopes that money will be spent on keeping the district "at the caliber that we all moved here for."

"I am concerned that with all the resources that we've been using year after year to respond to enrollment that there's little left to invest in moving the district forward," Esstman said.

Secretary Craig Zimmerman said he hopes to convince members of the public that the state's fastest-growing school district needs proper funding to support that growth. He said the superintendent's proposed spending plan is too tight to cut, despite the large percent increase compared to some past budgets.

"I didn't see a lot of optional (spending) there, and that's important," Zimmerman said. "To radically change a budget like this would cause radical change to the school district."


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