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“We are 3 weeks into working with this agency for homecare for my dad. There were a few bumps in the road, but we have hit the jackpot with two of our caregivers. Melissa Pericas and Jordene have been amazing! My mother has been struggling with having strangers in her home and letting someone else take care of her husband, but these two lovely women have melded into the family and put her completely at ease. They are both very experienced and are doing and amazing job. My mom is able to put the caregiving into their capable hands and focus on being his wife and spend valuable time with him. These ladies both deserve 5 stars!! I rated the agency with 4 stars because we had some scheduling issues in the beginning and had one caregiver that was problematic, but he was removed from our schedule as soon as I reported the issue.”

Sherry D.

“Our caregiver Anne Sumner is more than a passionate, compassionate, caring, dependable and dedicated professional. She quickly became a family member and friend.”

t M.

“Cynthia Montano is the amazing from Always Best Care. Cynthia has helped my parents and us with this transition process. She has been wonderful explaining everything. If we had questions or just needed to talk about what is going on with the parents she was there to help. She goes above and beyond. She has help us tremendously. I feel blessed for having Cynthia during this time. Our family would like to say thank you for everything. We couldn't have done it without her.”

Deborah M.

“I just want to thank ABC agency for allowing us our angel giver which is what we call her. Shay is a life saver without her I'll be running like a chicken with my head cut off. She has stepped in and saved the day numerous times between changing her schedule to work with ours, to even making sure Steve visits his wife grave. We appreciate her please don't take her from us steve would be devastated. She's amazing”

Stephanie B.

“They are very hospitable and provide a wide range of job and in various locations. They communicate these job very well and make access to these opportunities easy. I definately like working for them.”

Jardene R.

“My experience with ABC has been great. My current caregiver Tashaya S. Is helpful and quick”

Virginia C.

“I enjoy my job , I love the flexible hours :)”

Zhane C.

“The caregivers talk with me. I like that the caregivers clean for me.”

Walter S.

“ABC has been very supportive in providing excellent caregivers to take care of my 96 year old father. It’s been a very good experience working with them over the past few months. Responsive and flexible in covering last minute requests. We are also blessed to have Ginny as our full time day caregiver and Mike for overnight. Both are very passionate about the care they give and do a terrific job. We have no worries when they are with dad. They care for him as if he was their own and it means a great deal to my family. They go above and beyond our expectations. We are more than grateful for their assistance.”

Donna M.

“My uncle needed support-fast! Cynthia’s assistance helped him weigh his options and make the transition from home to assisted living in surprisingly quick fashion. In addition, she suggested vendors and agencies to help support and manage the distribution of his belongings. We are forever grateful.”

Deborah S.

“Nothing in particular. Generally, I get people who are good people, most of the people they send are okay and I have had 2 or 3 people who were bad. I have someone now who is good and I have had some people who were not good from the agency. Some of them need to be more thorough.”


“Great company to work with, flexible and reasonable. Always involved and available as well as continued contact from beginning to end of service. The caregiver we had was amazing and devoted as well as super knowledgeable and driven to not only care but to rehabilitate . I would recommend them to anyone in need without hesitation.”

Kevin A.

“ABC was a great care giving company to work with. If there were issues, they were corrected quickly by the office staff and the aides my mother had were kind and caring. Kudos to everyone!”

Rich R.

“Great company to work with, flexible and reasonable. Always involved and available as well as continued contact from beginning to end of service. The caregiver we had was amazing and devoted as well as super knowledgeable and driven to not only care but to rehabilitate . I would recommend them to anyone in need without hesitation.”


“She talks with her while I go to appointment and if there is a problem. I would recommend because it provides companionship.”

Connie B.

“They've boosted my husband's spirits and his wellbeing. We've had two people, and they're absolutely incredible.”

George G.

“My Mom started requiring 24x7 care 2 years ago and her primary aid was attentive to her needs and treated her with dignity and respect. She would often call my Mom her "Queen". They always provided advanced notice whenever the aid needed time off and was responsive to questions and concerns. I don't know what we would have done if not for ABC and its services.”


“If my back is hurting, the aid will do everything I need. She takes me to every one of my appointments. I would recommend this agency because the people that have cared for me have all been great people, and they are willing to do everything for me.”

Andrew R.

“The client feels comfortable with the provider. I like that they are attentive to the patient.”

Domenico B.

“The first time you send an aid to someone, send a list of expected duties the aid is supposed to do. I like that they always offer a fill in care giver. They always make sure I have an aid when I am supposed to have one.”

Barry P.

“My Mom started only requiring part time care due to her cancer but as it progressed, we needed around the clock care. The aides were always extremely helpful and kind to my Mom and when we needed care 24x7 our aide was Na who was here for my Mom day in and day out. In a six month period she had only taken two days off where we needed coverage which Always Best took care of for us. Na was just wonderful and my Mom loved her and everything she had done to comfort her. I also appreciated everything Na had done for my Mom and to have an aide as dedicated to my Mom was critical in my eyes. I would also like to thank their entire office they always worked with me and were always available whenever I needed anything. Thank you Always best Care, my Mom couldn't have been treated any better!!!”


“I deal with Deanna, and I can ask her to do what I need without question. I like that they're prompt.”

Gilmay L.

“Tommico, she makes my bed, she helps me with cleaning my floors cleans my bathroom, and she really does a nice job. They try hard to get caregivers and the right care to have someone here for me.”

Barbara K.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Prospect, 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:


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 Prospect, 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.


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 Prospect, 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.

Respite Care Prospect, CT

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 Prospect,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


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


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


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.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Raised For Prospect Non-Profit Ravaged By Barn Fire

After losing dozens of animals in a barn fire in New Haven County last week, people are digging into their hearts – and their pockets – to help one local non-profit recover from the tragedy.A fire ravaged Kelly's Kids Inc., located at 18 Spring Road in Prospect, on Friday night, Feb. 4, according to a ...

After losing dozens of animals in a barn fire in New Haven County last week, people are digging into their hearts – and their pockets – to help one local non-profit recover from the tragedy.

A fire ravaged Kelly's Kids Inc., located at 18 Spring Road in Prospect, on Friday night, Feb. 4, according to a GoFundMe campaign organized by Ashley Kiefer.

"The fire grew too quickly to salvage anything else and the barn was quickly engulfed in flames," Kiefer wrote. "The building was completely destroyed, and sadly most of the animals were lost. It is a heartbreaking realization that it's no longer there."

Kelly's Kids, which started off as a petting zoo in 1999, is an organization that provides animal therapy for children and seniors while reinforcing the proper way to care for other living creatures.

Many clients have praised Kelly's work, including Kiefer who said she can personally attest to the impact the non-profit has had on her life.

"My earliest memories of the beginning of my relationship with Kelly is her and her family picking me and all the other safe home kids up early Sunday morning, piling us in to her suburban, taking us to church followed by Dunkin’ Donuts, and finally the farm to spend time with the animals," she wrote on the GoFundMe.

"I was not the only one who needed those Sundays. Dozens of us made it through the week knowing Sundays at the farm were coming," Kiefer continued. "My story is one of hundreds."

The GoFundMe will raise money for new supplies and new livestock so that Kelly's Kids can start a new chapter. The campaign raised more than $108,00 of its $150,000 goal at the time this article was published.

People interested in donating can click here. More information about Kelly's Kids can be found on their website.

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Yale New Haven Health presents case for acquisition of three CT hospitals

The Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing for Yale New Haven Health’s application to acquire Waterbury, Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals, currently owned by Prospect Medical Holdings.“This acquisition offers the opportunity to financially stabilize the hospitals so that they can continue to provide needed services to their communities and an opportunity to enhance quality of available care,” read a presentation by Christopher O’Connor, chief executive officer of Yale New Haven, the ...

The Office of Health Strategy held a public hearing for Yale New Haven Health’s application to acquire Waterbury, Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals, currently owned by Prospect Medical Holdings.

“This acquisition offers the opportunity to financially stabilize the hospitals so that they can continue to provide needed services to their communities and an opportunity to enhance quality of available care,” read a presentation by Christopher O’Connor, chief executive officer of Yale New Haven, the largest hospital system in Connecticut by revenue.

O’Connor and chief clinical officer Thomas Balcezak said Yale ownership would benefit the hospitals’ patients by giving them access to Yale physicians closer to home, enhanced quality of care and more generous financial assistance policies.

The deal would do right by the employees of Prospect’s hospitals as well, according to Yale representatives, who said that the health system has agreed to recognize all unions and collective bargaining agreements, as well as retain all employees at the acquired hospitals.

Officials from OHS pressed executives for details on how the acquisition would impact price of care and access to services. Studies show that health care consolidation — the trend of big health systems buying up hospitals — leads to higher prices and cuts to critical services.

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But O’Connor said Yale’s track record proves it provides benefits to the hospitals it acquires.

“I would take issue … with the assumption that acquisition leads to increased cost. That has not been our experience, and we don’t believe it would be going forward,” he said.

Yale has acquired three hospitals: the Hospital of Saint Raphael, now a campus of Yale New Haven; Lawrence + Memorial; and Milford Hospital, now a campus of Bridgeport Hospital. In every instance, according to O’Connor, those hospitals experienced increased utilization, expanded services and cost savings.

Yale New Haven does have plans to consolidate some inpatient services between Manchester Memorial and Rockville General, which has experienced extremely low patient volumes in recent years, with an estimated 26 inpatient discharges in 2022.

“It’s not safe,” said Balcezak.

Yale New Haven, which originally announced the proposed acquisition in February 2022, would spend $435 million to purchase the hospitals, along with imaging equipment and the hospitals’ equity interests in certain joint ventures. The hospital system will finance the transaction with cash.

If it’s approved, Yale New Haven and Hartford HealthCare would own more than half of the 27 hospitals in the state.

Even with concerns of higher prices and service cuts that hospital acquisitions bring, members of the public testified overwhelmingly in support of the proposed deal, saying that Yale’s resources would provide much-needed stability and high quality care.

In submitted written testimony, several employees raised issues about Prospect as an organization.

“It is obvious that Waterbury Hospital and its affiliates are suffering at the hands of Prospect Medical Holdings. PMH has a record of preying on poorly managed and underfunded hospitals, as well as some questionable business practices. On a daily basis, we witness the negative impacts that these poor business practices have on patient care, employee retention and morale,” wrote Analisa DeMartino, who works in the medical lab at Waterbury Hospital.

“Yale is going to be a blessing for this community,” said Sen. Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor, who added that he gets constant calls from thrilled constituents asking when Yale is coming to town.

Anwar, a physician who’s affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network, which operates both Manchester and Rockville hospitals, also pointed to issues presented by Prospect’s business model, saying that private equity and medicine do not mix.

The company was, until recently, owned in part by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.

A ProPublica investigation published in 2020 found systemic financial mismanagement and patient safety violations across the entire network.

According to the investigation, the company’s founders built the business by acquiring small hospitals in predominantly low-income neighborhoods and then convincing health care providers to “feed Medicaid and Medicare patients” to those facilities. They also slashed costs, often at the expense of staff and patient safety, ProPublica reported.

Katy Golvala is a member of our three-person investigative team. Originally from New Jersey, Katy earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Mathematics from Williams College and received a master’s degree in Business and Economic Journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in August 2021. Her work experience includes roles as a Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney, a Reporter and Researcher at Investment Wires, and a Reporter at Inframation, covering infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean.

NFL Draft 2023: Breaking down Connecticut prospects

Connecticut’s Will Levis is expected to have his NFL future decided on Thursday night, likely fairly early.The 2023 NFL Draft starts with the first round at 8 p.m., Thursday. Second and third rounds will be held on Friday starting at 7 p.m., with the fourth through seventh round beginning at noon, Saturday.The draft, being held at Union Station Kansas City, Missouri, will air on ESP...

Connecticut’s Will Levis is expected to have his NFL future decided on Thursday night, likely fairly early.

The 2023 NFL Draft starts with the first round at 8 p.m., Thursday. Second and third rounds will be held on Friday starting at 7 p.m., with the fourth through seventh round beginning at noon, Saturday.

The draft, being held at Union Station Kansas City, Missouri, will air on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network.

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Levis is the talk of the town for Connecticut, with some mock drafts having him being selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the fourth overall pick.

Luke Schoonmaker, a Michigan tight end who played for Hamden Hall, is also expected to be selected in the draft, toward the middle rounds.

After those two, there are several other players with state ties who could be picked or later signed as free agents.

Here’s a rundown of Connecticut connections among draft-eligible players:

Top Prospects

Will Levis, Kentucky/Xavier-Middletown

QB (6-3, 232 pounds)

Projected: First round

The Kentucky quarterback from Madison will likely be one of the first four quarterbacks off the board and has been ranked as high as fourth overall in several popular mock drafts. He had two outstanding seasons for the Wildcats after transferring from Penn State. In 2021, he had 2,826 passing yards and 24 TDs with 13 interceptions, and a QB rating of 148.3. Last fall, he threw for 2,406 yards with 19 TDs and 10 interceptions, and bumped up his QB rating to 151.9. Kentucky was 17-7 with Levis under center, and he had six 300-yard games, the fourth most in program history. He was also a record-setter during his three years at Xavier, where he threw 27 touchdown passes and more than 2,700 yards as a senior in 2017.

Luke Schoonmaker, Michigan/Hamden Hall

TE (6-5, 253 pounds)

Projected: Third/fourth round

The Hamden Hall product broke out during Michigan’s 2021 campaign, catching 17 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns. As a fifth-year senior last fall, he had 35 receptions for 418 yards and three TDs, earning his second All-Big 10 selection. He’s ranked among the top eight tight ends in the draft and could be drafted as early as the third round. No matter where he is possibly selected, he would become Hamden Hall’s first player to be taken in the NFL Draft. He “will eventually be a plus starter,” according to the NFL Prospect Guide.

Others on the radar

QB Connor Degenhardt, New Haven: The Chargers’ starter for two seasons, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Degenhardt passed for 3,907 yards and 43 TDs and rushed for 19 touchdowns in 21 games.

LB Chiz Umunuakwe, Central Connecticut: The 235-pound linebacker was named the NEC’s Defensive Player of the Year after leading CCSU with 94 tackles.

DT Adam Raine, Yale: The 6-foot-4, 306-pound lineman from Basingstoke, England racked up 43 tackles in 10 games for Yale’s defense.

CB Jeremy Lucien, Vanderbilt (UConn 2018-21): The cornerback is a graduate of Choate and played at UConn for three seasons before transferring to Vandy. He had 48 tackles, including 33 solo, for the Commodores last fall.

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C/OG Jake Guidone, UConn: The 6-foot-2, 304-pound offensive lineman won two Ivy League championships with Dartmouth before transferring to UConn.

LB Brandon Bouyer-Randle, UConn: The 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker was second on the Huskies with 98 tackles, including 34 solo.

LB Ian Swenson, UConn: A 6-foot-2, 215-pound LB, Swenson played 48 games over four seasons at UConn, and had 88 tackles, 42 solo, in 2022.

DB Tre Wortham, UConn: The 6-foot-1, 203-pound DB played two seasons at UConn and had 75 tackles, 46 solo, and six interceptions.

FB Robert Burns, UConn: The 5-foot-11, 228-pound fullback played three seasons at Miami before transferring to UConn for the 2021 season. He rushed 74 times for 374 yards and a pair of TDs last fall.


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