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Home Care In Vernon, CT

Home Care Vernon, 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 Cogswell Foundation 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon, 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 Dart Hill 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 Beni's Restaurant, Bar & Banquet or visit Talcottville Iron Bridge, 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon, 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 Vernon, 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:

  • Welles Country Village
  • Char-Laine Manor
  • Vernon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
  • Elm Hill Manor Inc
  • Massack Memorial Rest Home
  • Sunrise Northeast Group Home
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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 Vernon, 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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Vernon's third Dollar General, opening this month, designed to maintain town's 'historic character'

VERNON — The town's third Dollar General store is expected to open by the end of the month and is designed to maintain the historic character of its location in downtown Rockville.The newest store will be located in Courthouse Plaza in the historic Rockville section of town at the site of the former Bank of America, which has since been demolished.After the Bank of America closed, the property was home to various entities, including a church.The property was sold several years ago, but remained largely vacant, Vern...

VERNON — The town's third Dollar General store is expected to open by the end of the month and is designed to maintain the historic character of its location in downtown Rockville.

The newest store will be located in Courthouse Plaza in the historic Rockville section of town at the site of the former Bank of America, which has since been demolished.

After the Bank of America closed, the property was home to various entities, including a church.

The property was sold several years ago, but remained largely vacant, Vernon's Economic and Development Director Shaun Gately said.

Town officials began discussions with a new developer more than a year ago and when Dollar General was suggested, the town gave specific guidelines for the building considering its location.

The goal, Gately said, is to keep the historic character of downtown Rockville as new construction aims to complement surrounding structures.

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Guidelines include height and building material restrictions, as well as having a large percentage of windows on the ground floor of retail shops, he said.

The window requirement has proven difficult for the developer, as Dollar General stores typically have storage space where the windows will be, Gately said. To that end, the windows are likely to be blocked out, he said.

There will also be some new vegetation planted along the street, including trees, along with some seating, such as a street bench, Gately said.

"The list is lengthy of things they have to consider," he said, adding that the structure meets town guidelines.

Nonetheless, construction is moving swiftly and the developer is "moving aggressively toward completion by the end of January," Gately said.

Currently, there are two other Dollar General stores in town — one at 1188 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30) and another at 426 Talcottville Road (Route 83).

Meanwhile, a new daycare center is also being built behind the Dollar General on Route 83.

The Learning Experience is a roughly 10,000-square-foot structure as well as outdoor play areas.

The company has several similar facilities throughout Connecticut, including Enfield, Glastonbury, South Windsor, and Wethersfield.

Gately said that he believes it will be open this fall. "They want it open as soon as possible," Gately said.

Salvation Army Retreat Leaves Vernon Plaza About Half Empty

VERNON, CT — The retreat of the Salvation Army into the retail sunset at a Route 30 plaza leaves the shopping center about half empty.And town officials said there are no immediate prospects to fill it up.The plaza sits at 295 Hartford Turnpike and stores like Ocean State Job Lot, Town Fair Tire and the Ninety-Nine restaurant are thriving. Next to Town Fair sat the Salvation Army thrift store.That is, until recently. This week, the marquee sign was gone and not a speck of dust was seemingly left inside the store. A...

VERNON, CT — The retreat of the Salvation Army into the retail sunset at a Route 30 plaza leaves the shopping center about half empty.

And town officials said there are no immediate prospects to fill it up.

The plaza sits at 295 Hartford Turnpike and stores like Ocean State Job Lot, Town Fair Tire and the Ninety-Nine restaurant are thriving. Next to Town Fair sat the Salvation Army thrift store.

That is, until recently. This week, the marquee sign was gone and not a speck of dust was seemingly left inside the store. A pair of hand-made signs on red construction paper simply said the store was "closed permanently."

The Salvation Army Released the following statement:

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"The first priority of the store was to raise funds to continue offering rehabilitation programs to people in need at no cost, but current circumstances have made supporting these programs through this store impossible.

"The Salvation Army regularly reviews the financial performance of its stores, services, and programs to ensure maximum efficiency and available offerings are discontinued only when absolutely necessary. Despite closing down shop at its Vernon location, The Salvation Army stresses that assistance for financial hardship and a variety of other life issues will continue to be available through their service office located at 217 Washington Street, Hartford, CT, and other area stores, including locations in Danbury, Newington, Hamden, Bridgeport, and West Hartford.

"The store also worked in concert with The Salvation Army’s social services office, providing clothing, furniture and bargain goods to families in need through a cooperative voucher system.Now that the store is closing, The Salvation Army’s Hartford Corps location will work to fill the void.

"The Salvation Army would like to thank the people of Vernon for their understanding during this time of transition and for all of their support over the last nine years."

The Salvation Army vacating its space is an other chapter in the topsy-turvy history of the plaza. The thrift store moved in there in 2015 after the Salvation Army sold its Union Street location across from Maple Street School to the town. It then occupied the Route 30 plaza for nearly a decade.

Fast-forward four-to-five years to a see-saw of business movement.

In June 2019, KMart announced it was closing. A year later, the last remnants of the once-mighty discount chain were removed. In August 2020, Ocean State Job Lot took over the vacancy after pouncing on the opportunity to expand there.

A month earlier, the popular Ann & Hope bath and decor outlet made a surprise announcement that is was leaving the plaza.

Also in 2020, Wang's Buffet opened, closed, re-opened than quietly faded into an abyss. Town officials quipped that they simply lost track of what the plans were there.

All the vacancies are in succession, south of the Town Fair Tire location.

Vernon Director of Development Services and Economic Development Shaun Gately said there have been some inquiries about the plaza, but nothing concrete has come from them.

A representative from Northeast Retail Leasing and Management Company could not be reached for immediate comment on the Salvation Army move or the future of the plaza.

Town of Vernon releases petition opposing Eversource rate increase

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) – The Town of Vernon is inviting residents to sign a petition opposing Eversource’s proposed rate increase.“Connecticut electric rates keep climbing and climbing and consumers need a break,” Mayor Champagne said in a statement Tuesday. “I am going to oppose this increase to PURA and I urge others to join me in doing so. We have to speak up.” ...

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) – The Town of Vernon is inviting residents to sign a petition opposing Eversource’s proposed rate increase.

“Connecticut electric rates keep climbing and climbing and consumers need a break,” Mayor Champagne said in a statement Tuesday. “I am going to oppose this increase to PURA and I urge others to join me in doing so. We have to speak up.”

Town officials are hoping the petition will encourage the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to reject the energy provider’s 19 percent rate increase request.

What Eversource is telling Vernon and everyone else is that it needs another $784 million from Connecticut customers.

Part of that is to make up for all the people who didn’t pay their bills during the pandemic when a state shutoff moratorium was in place, leading to many people not paying their bills.

The rest is because they say it costs more to buy nuclear power from Millstone than from other sources, and the state requires them to buy from Millstone to keep the plant afloat.

Eversource called Vernon’s petition strategy “misinformed” and said town leaders are welcome to join the collaborative process.

Eversource also released this statement to News 8 Wednesday, following the petition.

Vernon’s town leaders are dead wrong if they think their approach is anything other than a disservice to their constituents. This rate increase is almost entirely driven by state-mandated and approved programs, which we earn no profit on, and is exacerbated by regulatory policies that delayed and deferred costs. Vernon’s misinformed strategy would only create a further piling up of costs which will lead to an even greater burden for customers next year, which we strongly oppose. Eversource has proposed solutions, with a clear explanation for this rate increase available at We remain engaged with key stakeholders as we advocate for customer-focused solutions and encourage anyone concerned about rate volatility to contact their legislator or the governor’s office to tell PURA to employ policies that make rates predictable. If Vernon’s town leaders are interested in a constructive conversation about bill predictability, avoiding rate shock, and coming up with solutions, they’re always welcome to join us in the collaborative process we began months ago. Charged political rhetoric makes for good headlines but it does not accomplish anything for residents.

Town Administrator Michael Purcaro has an idea for collaboration, but it involves what he calls the “multi-million dollar bonuses” some Eversource executives get.

“Maybe they can come up with a rate stabilization account and put some of those bonuses into the account to help the average working person out there,” said Purcaro.

He said they encourage other communities to take the same steps in opposing Eversource’s “continued rate increases.”

“This rate increase will impact everyone, which is why we welcome people from throughout the state to sign on with our effort,” Purcaro said. “We need to join together on behalf of our residents.”

Ask folks in Vernon about their Eversource electricity bill, and you keep hearing the same thing.

“I mean, it’s getting hard for people,” said Vernon resident Al Steinberg. “I was getting $500 to $600 electric bills all summer last summer because I’ve got a pool.”

Tim Curran, of Ellington, said he thinks the rate are high enough already.

“I would love to see more proactivity in terms of telling the public what they’re doing to reduce costs,” Curran said.

The petition may be popular, but most people think neither is likely to work.

“Yeah, I’d sign a petition, definitely,” Steinberg said. “No, I don’t think it’s going to do anything.”

Town officials say you don’t have to be a Vernon resident to sign the petition, any Eversource customer can participate.

Vernon's Joseph Macary named Connecticut's superintendent of the year

VERNON — Superintendent Joseph Macary has been named Connecticut's superintendent of the year on the heels of the school district seeing two of its schools nationally recognized in the last four years and leading in statewide test results among comparable districts.Macary's recognition comes after ...

VERNON — Superintendent Joseph Macary has been named Connecticut's superintendent of the year on the heels of the school district seeing two of its schools nationally recognized in the last four years and leading in statewide test results among comparable districts.

Macary's recognition comes after Skinner Road School was named a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education in September, one of only four schools in the state to receive the distinction this year.

Northeast School was among the Blue Ribbon honorees in 2020, and Vernon schools throughout the district exceeded the statewide average in English, math, and science on the Smarter Balanced Assessment test last month.

Northeast and Maple Street schools were named "schools of distinction" last week as the district overall was the best-performing Alliance District in the state and in its district reference group for the Next Generation Accountability results.

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Those successes helped propel Macary to be named the state's superintendent of the year on Friday by the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents.

When announcing the award, the association cited Macary's "remarkable achievements, dedication, and exemplary service to the field of education."

"There's no greater honor than to be recognized by your peers," Macary said. "It's very humbling. ... I think it's a great award for Vernon. It's a great award for our teachers, administrators, board, students, staff. It's not just me, it's a joint effort."

Aside from the academic achievements, Macary said that Vernon also places an emphasis on social and emotional advancement for its students.

He noted that importance of also building trust within the community to gain its support, which he called "essential."

"Vernon is a microcosm of the state of Connecticut. If we can do it here, anybody can do it," Macary said. "We are proud of what we have achieved, but we will never stop trying to do better."

"The state now knows what we in Vernon have known for several years," Mayor Daniel Champagne said. "Dr. Macary is committed to creating an environment where Vernon children excel in school so that they are prepared to lead rewarding and successful lives. He works hard. He sets high standards. He solves problems. And, like a true leader, he does not ask anyone to work harder than he does to help our children succeed."

Board of Education Chairman Paul Grabowski said that Macary being honored in such a way "reinforces how fortunate Vernon is to have him," and that it reflects the high standards he holds others to in the district, as well as his dedication to providing students with a high-quality education.

Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Executive Director Fran Rabbinowitz said the organization is "incredibly proud" to honor Macary, calling him a "tireless advocate for students and staff in Alliance Districts," and is "instrumental" to preparing new educators.

Town Administrator Michael Purcaro, who previously worked under Macary's leadership when Purcaro was the director of business and finance for Vernon Public Schools, praised Macary for his relentless devotion to improving the community's schools.

"At the heart of every community is a well-managed and effective school system, where students are prepared academically and socially to analyze problems, engineer solutions, build practical skills, and to approach life's challenges with confidence," Purcaro said. "Strong public schools are the foundation upon which strong communities are built. I am proud of Joe's accomplishments, and grateful for his leadership and commitment to the Vernon community."

Macary has been a superintendent for 15 years, perviously serving in the position in Wolcott before moving to Vernon, where he has been superintendent since 2015.

He credits, in part, his longevity in the district with the success Vernon is now seeing, noting that superintendents in Connecticut serve for an average of only four years.

"You really need time to cultivate things," Macary said. "You need time to build relationships. You need time to have a direction."

He also credits his Board of Education for its members' ability to work collaboratively to find solutions to any problem that arises.

"We have a common vision, and we're always going to do what's best for the kids," Macary said. "It's pretty impressive to be where we are and where we were 10 years ago in Vernon."

Criteria for Macary's recognition includes creativity in meeting students' needs, open communication between the administration and the community, improvement of personal knowledge and skills, providing development opportunities for others, active participation in community activities, and an understanding of regional, national, and international issues.

Holiday Season Kicks Off In Vernon This Week With Lights, Santa House

VERNON, CT — The holiday season will officially begin in Vernon Friday with the annual Winterfest celebration.The event features music, refreshments, the annual tree and wreath lightings and the illumination of the snow flake on Fox Hill Tower.Santa will also arrive and begin visits at the Santa House across from Town Hall.People can gather at 5:45 p.m. at Central Park across from Town Hall and the even will kickoff with a torchlight fire vehicle parade at about 6 p.m.The holiday light display at Henry Park ...

VERNON, CT — The holiday season will officially begin in Vernon Friday with the annual Winterfest celebration.

The event features music, refreshments, the annual tree and wreath lightings and the illumination of the snow flake on Fox Hill Tower.

Santa will also arrive and begin visits at the Santa House across from Town Hall.

People can gather at 5:45 p.m. at Central Park across from Town Hall and the even will kickoff with a torchlight fire vehicle parade at about 6 p.m.

The holiday light display at Henry Park will also be open for the season at that time.

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"Winterfest is an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate the holiday season and to enjoy holiday traditions, such as the tree lighting and fire truck parade," Vernon Mayor Dan Champagne said. "It's really a magical experience for kids who get to see the decorated fire trucks and Santa arrive to hear their holiday wishes."

After the fire truck parade brings Santa to Central Park, the countdown will commence for the tree and star lightings. The snowflake on Fox Hill Tower is visible from Downtown Rockville.

All aspects of the event are free of charge.

"Holiday traditions, like Vernon's Winterfest, are a valuable way to connect families within our diverse community and give everyone a sense of belonging,” Town Administrator Michael Purcaro said.

Purcaro said a "special treat" at this year's Winterfest will be a performance by the Rockville High School Band and the brass section of the 102nd Army Band of the Connecticut Army National Guard, which is based at the armory on West Street."

Police said road closures will be in effect at 6 p.m. and stretch on East Main Street from the Union Street/Elm Street intersection to the Court Street intersection. They will be in effect until the end of the event and detour will be in place.

"We’ve added more lights at Henry Park for this year's free holiday light display," Champagne said. "Our parks and recreation crews have been at work for several weeks stringing lights and preparing the park."

The Henry park lights will be illuminated each night from 4 to 10 p.m. Visitors can drive through the park and enjoy the lights at their leisure.

The Santa House will be open Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 23. Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

In the event of inclement weather, check in to the town website and social media accounts for updates.


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