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

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“Thank you so much for your kind , personalized service. My mother was always resistant to have someone come into her home to help care for her, but she is very, very pleased with Betsy. Not only does she have someone to keep her company and meet her physical needs—her kitchen is looking cleaner than I have seen it in a while. Thank you again. Your kind manner was reassuring to my mother and to me, and you have made the process of caring for my mother at home easy, and provided me with much needed relief so that I can actually return to work with a calm mind.”

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“Excellent company, very experienced management and staffs. Highly recommend”

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“I just wanted express our thoughts about Mary, who was the caregiver for the weekend. We all thought she was wonderful!! I think her biggest strength is that she sees the work, needs little/to no direction, offers to take things out of our hands, and is a true-go-getter. For Billie, this type of help is great since she feels like she can take some time to rest and trust all is okay. Mary works hard and is also very patient. I really think Mary is a natural dealing with elderly. She is patient and kind! Anyway, what I wanted to ask is if Mary can be the consistent caregiver for the weekends. The other 4 caregivers that I have met are also very nice. We would like Mary as much as possible as she is punctual, and as I mentioned before, sees what needs doing. She is focused on what she can do to help. She doesnt just sit there next to Bill, she has eyes in the back of her head and goes the extra mile. Anything that needs to get done, she says no wait, let me do it if she hasnt already initiated it herself. She seems to have endless energy and never complained. I just felt compelled to drop you a this note to let you know how impressed we were with her. Thanks”

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“Always Best Care Services is a good place to get good care. The employees would do their very best to take care of you in your time of need. I will recommended this facility to family and friends. I want to thank you so much for the exceptional care you took of my dad. I hold your agency in the highest regard and you have my deepest appreciation.”

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“My mother was in need of help after she broke her hip at 101 years old. She refused to leave her home. Susan Oderwald took wonderful care of her. She found caregivers for her who treated her with kid gloves and she herself went above and beyond by getting papers signed, visiting her in the hospital and fetching things for her. I don't know what I would have done without her, since I live 3,000 miles away. I highly recommend her, her services and her staff of caregivers.”

Susan A.
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“We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the in-home care that Always Best Care is providing our parents. You have guided us through this very difficult time and have helped us deal with my mother’s illness and her inability to care for my dad. Your caregivers are very capable and caring, and your staff is competent and thorough. We believe this makes your company invaluable to families with loved ones in need of assistance. We would recommend Always Best Care to anybody in search of quality care for their loved one. Thank you for all you and your staff do.”

Hunter L.
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“We would like to express our appreciation and thanks for the in-home care that Always Best Care is providing our parents. You have guided us through this very difficult time and have helped us deal with my mother’s illness and her inability to care for my dad. Your caregivers are very capable and caring, and your staff is competent and thorough. We believe this makes your company invaluable to families with loved ones in need of assistance. We would recommend Always Best Care to anybody in search of quality care for their loved one. Thank you for all you and your staff do.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Oxford, CT work?

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

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

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

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

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

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

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

Comfort
Comfort

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Oxford, 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.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

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

Independence
Independence

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

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

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

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

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

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

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

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

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

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

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

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

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

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

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

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

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


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

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

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

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

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Oxford,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.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

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

An assessment of your senior loved one

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

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

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Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Oxford, CT

Halloween 101: How To Avoid Becoming The Haunted House Of Oxford

Taking care of your home can be scary! Tackle those household demons with professional help this fall.The arrival of fall not only marks a change in season, but also reminds us of spine-chilling spider webs, ghoulish decor, and the thrill of Halloween. While many of us like our homes to be festively scary this time of year, we certainly don’t want it to give our neighbors the creeps year-round. Fortunately, ...

Taking care of your home can be scary! Tackle those household demons with professional help this fall.

The arrival of fall not only marks a change in season, but also reminds us of spine-chilling spider webs, ghoulish decor, and the thrill of Halloween. While many of us like our homes to be festively scary this time of year, we certainly don’t want it to give our neighbors the creeps year-round. Fortunately, Thumbtack, a home services app used by millions, has Oxford residents covered.

Burst water pipes, the dryer that shakes, and creaks in the floorboards are household woes that can turn up the scary factor in your home. But with a reliable partner like Thumbtack, these house horrors can be handled — no exorcist required!

Thumbtack connects homeowners with local professionals who can fix malfunctioning appliances, tame unruly landscaping, and repair structural troubles that haunt your everyday life. Whether you're looking for a one-time home improvement project or regular lawn maintenance services, Thumbtack makes it simple to search for and hire a professional who caters to your specific needs.

The Oxford community has plenty of pros ready to handle the horror and help with:

You can contact pros and request free cost estimates, allowing you to compare prices and choose the professional that best fits your budget. You can also read reviews, view how many times a business has been hired by others, and identify how long a business has been open.

Find out what's happening in Oxfordwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Remember: It may be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean your home has to be scary! With regular, proactive maintenance, Thumbtack can help you continuously care for your home so it’s in perfect shape all year long.

Caring for your home can be scary! Find and hire top-rated Oxford area pros to tackle even the most haunting of home projects.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day This Month In Oxford

The event is open to residents of area towns. Posted Fri, Jul 7, 2023 at 6:46 am ET|Information via Naugatuck Valley Council of GovernmentsOXFORD, CT — Do you have paints, cleaners, and other chemicals you need to dispose of? Let the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) help you dispose of these hazardous wastes. NVCOG and participating municipalities will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection event on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The collection will take place from 8 a.m....

The event is open to residents of area towns.

Posted Fri, Jul 7, 2023 at 6:46 am ET|

Information via Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

OXFORD, CT — Do you have paints, cleaners, and other chemicals you need to dispose of? Let the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) help you dispose of these hazardous wastes. NVCOG and participating municipalities will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection event on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to residents of the following communities: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.

The event will be held at the Quaker Farms School located at 30 Great Oak Rd, Oxford, CT. There is no charge to residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, tax bill, or other identification, is required for entry. There is no need to line up before the 8 a.m. start time.

Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly.

Find out what's happening in Oxfordwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Examples of wastes that will be accepted include: oil- and latex-based paints and stains, thermometers and thermostats containing mercury, drain and oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, wood cleaners, strippers and varnishes, pesticides, poisons, pool and photo chemicals, automotive cleaners and fluids, gasoline and motor oil, grease and rust solvents, antifreeze, aerosols, and metal polishes.

Items that will not be accepted include: auto batteries, tires, propane tanks over 1 lbs., compressed gas cylinders, asbestos, smoke detectors, explosives, radioactive or medical waste, grout, joint compound, lead paint chips, and empty containers of any kind. The contractor reserves the right to reject additional materials.

Up to 50 lbs. of residential waste will be accepted per vehicle. Residents should leave materials in the original container whenever possible. When arriving at the collection site, residents are asked to stay in their cars at all times. Trained waste handlers will remove materials from the cars.

Unacceptable materials will be returned or left in the vehicle, and if available, instructions on how to dispose of them will be provided. For further information, please contact [email protected] or call (203) 757-0535.

July 4th Fireworks 2023 Around Oxford

OXFORD, CT — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around New Milford for 2023.We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around Oxford so you can start planning now.Here's what's in store this July 4 in and around Oxford:Where: Elizabeth StreetMore Information: ...

OXFORD, CT — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around New Milford for 2023.

We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around Oxford so you can start planning now.

Here's what's in store this July 4 in and around Oxford:

Where: Elizabeth Street

More Information: Go to the City of Derby's website.

Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza

Where: Brass Mill Center

When: Sunday, July 2 from 2 to 10 p.m.

More information: Go to the Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza Facebook page

New Milford Fireworks Celebration

What: The town's annual fireworks celebration will also include an opening ceremony and music.

Where: New Milford Town Green

When: Saturday, July 1; opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

More information: Go to the town's website.

New Britain "Great American Boom"

What: About 40,000 people come to the annual event which in addition to fireworks includes food trucks, a DJ, entertainment, and more.

Where: Willow Brook Park

When: Tuesday, July 4

More information: Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-826-3360 and check out this article in the New Britain Progressive.

Ridgefield Family Firework Celebration

What: The town will hold its annual celebration with a number of vendors on hand providing food and treats.

Where: Ridgefield High School

When: Sunday, July 2; rain date July 9; gates open at 6 p.m.

More information: Go here for more information.

Quassy Amusement Park's 3-D Fireworks

What: Spend the holiday at the park and enjoy 3-D Fireworks after dark with special viewing glasses sold for $2.

Where: Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury

When: Tuesday, July 4

More information: Go to Quassy's website.

Community Rallies Behind Oxford Family Who Lost Their Home In Fire

OXFORD, CT — Firefighters spent 11 hours extinguishing a blaze on Jensen Farm Road in Oxford, according to a Quaker Farms Fire Company Facebook post. The fire was reported at 7:42 p.m. Friday.When they arrived, firefighters found a fully involved fire across the house, through the roof, with high winds pushing the fire across the house."The weather created many extra challenges in fighting the fire both for ...

OXFORD, CT — Firefighters spent 11 hours extinguishing a blaze on Jensen Farm Road in Oxford, according to a Quaker Farms Fire Company Facebook post. The fire was reported at 7:42 p.m. Friday.

When they arrived, firefighters found a fully involved fire across the house, through the roof, with high winds pushing the fire across the house.

"The weather created many extra challenges in fighting the fire both for water supply and equipment, with hose lines and apparatus freezing up in the extremely low temperatures," Quaker Farms Fire Company wrote.

There were no reported injuries in the fire. The family was not home at the time of the fire.

A fundraiser has been started for the Burns family, who lost their home.

Trina Priso is the organizer of the fundraiser and wrote the following: "This evening The Burns Family lost their family home to a devastating fire. Thankfully, they are all safe. They lost everything in their home. The amount of damage was severe as they lost all of their personal possessions. Diana and Rich are a very hard working couple. Diana is a nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital and Rich works for Burns Construction. They have two lovely children; Makenzie (4 y/o) and Connor (18 mo).

"Hopefully we can all come together and help this family in their time of need. Any donation is appreciated."

As of Monday morning, more than $24,000 of the $150,000 goal had been raised.

Rich Burns said he couldn't thank everyone enough for the support. “When your house burns down, you don’t want to go to the store and I didn’t have to. People brought clothes and diapers,” he told WFSB 3-TV.

Burns that the support "means the world. I never want to leave Oxford after something like this."

For more information and to donate, go to the GoFundMe page.

Multiple other fire departments assisted in the emergency including Center and Riverside companies, Seymour, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Southbury, Middlebury, Monroe, and Sandy Hook.

Obituary: Faith Ann Eisenman

Faith Ann Eisenman (formerly Stowe, Argraves), age 59, of Oxford, CT lost her fearless battle with breast cancer on June, 23, 2023 surrounded by her loving and devoted husband, Bill Eisenman, as well as close friends and family.Faith’s roots have always been in CT. Born on February 11, 1964 to Betsy and Sumner Stowe, Faith spent most of her life as a Shelton resident. At age 2, her sister, Wendi Stowe, came along and became her built-in best friend. Faith went on to start her own family with her first husband, Mark, and had two ...

Faith Ann Eisenman (formerly Stowe, Argraves), age 59, of Oxford, CT lost her fearless battle with breast cancer on June, 23, 2023 surrounded by her loving and devoted husband, Bill Eisenman, as well as close friends and family.

Faith’s roots have always been in CT. Born on February 11, 1964 to Betsy and Sumner Stowe, Faith spent most of her life as a Shelton resident. At age 2, her sister, Wendi Stowe, came along and became her built-in best friend. Faith went on to start her own family with her first husband, Mark, and had two beautiful children, Melissa and Anthony – her absolute pride and joy. Faith dedicated much of her life to her 28+ year career in Human Resources at St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she influenced and inspired countless employees.

Faith’s altruistic nature carried into all aspects of her life. Since first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she became a “faithful” volunteer for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. In her decade-long volunteer efforts for Relay for Life, Faith was often in the top 3 in donations for her region and in 2023, she was honored as “Survivor of the Year” for her consistent and significant efforts in support of the Naugatuck Valley Relay for Life.

To honor Faith’s wishes and her amazing spirit there will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 19 from 12-2 PM at Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Shelton. All attendees are asked to wear a “pop of purple” as part of their celebration of Faith and her life. There will also be a small mass dedicated to Faith at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Chapel on Thursday, July 20 at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please makes donations to the Naugatuck Valley Relay for Life or St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cancer Institute in Memory of Faith Eisenman.

American Cancer Society

Attn Relay for Life NV

In Memory of Faith Eisenman

PO Box 2438

Kennesaw, GA 30156

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cancer Institute:

https://swimacrossthesound.org/checkout/donate?donatePageId=607db216018b1c01da9969b7

Checks can be mailed directly to:

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cancer Institute

Philanthropy Department

In Memory of Faith Eisenman

2800 Main Street

Bridgeport, CT 06606

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