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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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“We have utilized Always Best Care for about 10 months . We wanted the best care possible for my dad. We met Lisa when she was sent to my parents home, and we knew instantly she was a perfect fit. She is outstanding and always takes excellent care of my dad. It is truly a blessing to have her. Thank you Lisa and Always Beat Care for being there when we needed it the most”

Rose F.

“I have worked for Always Best Care since 2022. It is an amazing company with high quality services for seniors.”

Rouzbeh M.

“What a great and mind easing experience. Carrie was very informative and was able to answer all my questions and give us direction on our Dad. I highly recommend Always Best and of course Carrie! Thank you!”

Chad R.

“Always Best care has provided me with a kind, musical and caring person. She does an exceptional job! I am very thankful for her being a part of my daily care. Thank you Irene Dinkins and thank you Always Best Care”

Walter J.

“My caregiver Andrea Salido I believe is one of the best worker they have! Great services.”

William B.

“Fantastic staff and care provider, Tiffany Gardner goes above and beyond, works really hard and a great cook too!!thank you abc and Tiffany!!!”

Angel K.

“A great company and dependable. All the workers are very pleasant and works well. Shelly is my regular person and is a great person to be around. She's very efficient and easy going which is good. I might mention I'm not the easiest person to get along with. Tell her to keep up the good work.”

Dennis C.

“I am a very happy client with Always best care for many years. Don't know what I would do without my caregiver, Kara, she has been with me for about 3years now and she is so wonderful in every way! Joann pope”

Kara H.

“We have been using Always Best Care Senior Services for 4 years for my Mom's in home care. The staff are caring and helpful, and take great care in providing for her needs. Minda Geir has been instrumental in keeping the scheduling department working, despite the changes that are needed when doctors appointments and other changes are needed. It is not an easy job and we appreciate the efforts she takes to communicate with us. Minda has been a gem! I also want to recommend working with Kathee Grgich. She is in a different department at Always Best Care. She is helping us find a future assisted living facility for my Mom as she may want to move this year. Kathee has spent many hours looking for different places and even going with us on tours of these places. Her recommendations have been invaluable, saving us time and giving us incites we would never have known otherwise. This service is provided free of charge, and I cannot express how important Kathee's help has been. Always Best Care provides other valuable senior services, and I would highly recommend considering their services.”

Nina A.

“I work here currently. I LOVE Katie the scheduler. She is always on top of her job and gets things handled.”

Amber K.

“This post is from my brother Charles…I look forward to Alex Isley‘s weekly visits! We are relaxed around each other; he is very willing to help me with many things to make my life easier. He encourages me to go outside for fresh air and activities but reminds me to sit down and rest when I need to. It is a pleasure to have him in my home. Thank you Alex!”

Janet H.

“I highly recommend always best care , I work with them for many years and I’m very pleased with their service , if you or your loved one needs help do not hesitate to reach out to Allways best care”

Miha J.

“Rinah has been very carrying and supportive.”

Lyle S.

“My wife love the way she cleaned but one that sold her on using her was her name Isabel.”

Gary C.

“Tori Burke has been great. She's doing a awesome job helping my mother with all her needs. Tori has a very special personality that makes my mom feel very comfortable. Thank you for sending Tori to us.”

Mary L.

“Nina Thao was my Fathers caregiver and she always went above and beyond. We were so blessed to have such a hard working, empathetic, and dependable person who helped my Father live as comfortably as possible past 100 years old! I would Highly recommend Nina Thao from Always Best Care to help your family when in need. Sincerely, Cynthia Coopee”

Cynthia C.

“I am writing to praise the caregiving and support that Shristi provides to my brother, Sgt Michael Iwanaga for the last year. Shristi is always friendly, has a great attitude, is extremely helpful and always willing to go the “extra mile”. My brother could not be happier with the care and companionship that Shristi has provided to him. He was initially reluctant to have a care giver but since having Shristi’s care and support he does not know how he would be able to do without her. He would be extremely bereft should Shristi no longer be able to provide him with the care. I would also like to commend your administrative staff for their responsiveness, support and positive attitude. We could not be happier with the care that your organization has been able to provide to my brother. In fact, I have referred your organization to my cousin, Lucille Irby for assistance due to the excellent care and responsiveness of your organization. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. With appreciation, Tami Pereira”

Tami P.

“We have been with Always Best Care for 2 years. My dad is 91 and has enjoyed all of the caregivers. Victoria is his favorite. They get along beautifully. They work with the veterans and are somewhat flexible with scheduling. I would recommend Always Best Care for your caregiving needs.”

Mary L.

“Sandra Benton is terrific, kind, professional and takes such good care of us!”

Semmy M.

“Kirsten Hellar has been my care-giver for over 2 years She has always helped me in the shower and drying me off and helping me to get dressed. I feel very comfortable with her taking care of me on mon wed & Friday.”

Kirsten H.

“Jaquay has been a wonderful helper.”

Danelle G.

“I think that Jhanai B. Is great, she is a very pleasant person to be with, she does everything I ask and makes me smile and also helps me up and down, such an amazing company.”

Eilene G.

“Jennifer! Hope you are doing great! John and I are so thankful for all the help from the wonderful team at Always Best Care! We are fortunate to know such talented and compassionate people! Please share our appreciation with everyone!”

Debee G.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Newcastle, CA 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 Newcastle, CA, 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 Newcastle, CA 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 Newcastle, CA

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 Newcastle,CA 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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Manchester United vs. Newcastle United: Preview, date, time, live stream and how to watch Carabao Cup Final match in Canada

The Carabao Cup final kicks off Sunday at Wembley Stadium between Manchester United and Newcastle United.Newcastle are looking to win their first domestic trophy since 1955, when they hoisted the FA Cup. The Magpies are an invigorated side this season, although a recent winless spell has dropped them down to fifth place after they reached as high as third on the table for a brief period.As for the Red Devils, they have a lot more history winning trophies, and they've won this competition as recently as 2016. Still, it's been a ...

The Carabao Cup final kicks off Sunday at Wembley Stadium between Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Newcastle are looking to win their first domestic trophy since 1955, when they hoisted the FA Cup. The Magpies are an invigorated side this season, although a recent winless spell has dropped them down to fifth place after they reached as high as third on the table for a brief period.

As for the Red Devils, they have a lot more history winning trophies, and they've won this competition as recently as 2016. Still, it's been a rough past few years by Man United standards, and this season's surge has brought back the hope that used to be omnipresent among fans and players of the club.

"When I came here, I said that Manchester United is a huge club and we’re going to put this club back where it belongs – fighting for and winning trophies,” Manchester United attacker Antony said ahead of Sunday's final.

"We know that it’ll be a tough task, but we’re aware of how big we are as a club and how good we are.

"It’ll be a dream come true, in my first season, if we can win a trophy. I hope that I can keep at this so more glory follows."

Here's everything you need to know about the match, including broadcast info and kickoff time:

Manchester United vs. Newcastle United: What time is kickoff?

The match kicks off at 11:30 a.m. ET at Old Trafford.

How to watch Manchester United vs. Newcastle United: TV channel, live stream in Canada

Manchester United vs. Newcastle United is available exclusively on DAZN in Canada.

DAZN is not a linear channel but is a global live sports streaming service. It has the streaming rights for the Carabao Cup for the 2022-23 season.

How much does Manchester United vs. Newcastle United cost on DAZN?

A monthly subscription to DAZN is $24.99 CAD, and an annual subscription is $199.99 CAD.

The subscription gives users access to all live and on-demand Carabao Cup content, as well as DAZN's additional programming, which includes major European competitions (Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League, UEFA Women's Champions League, etc.) as well as other live sports.

For current subscribers, Carabao Cup matches are already included in the cost of a subscription.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

Virulent Newcastle Disease

Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) detected in Los Angeles County (2018-2020) California Free of Virulent Newcastle Disease - Southern California Regional Quarantine Lifted - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 6.1.20As of June 1, 2020 - State and federal regulatory agencies have declared an end to the VND quarantine in Southern California. Extensive testing of the regulated areas has been com...

Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) detected in Los Angeles County (2018-2020)

California Free of Virulent Newcastle Disease - Southern California Regional Quarantine Lifted - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) 6.1.20

As of June 1, 2020 - State and federal regulatory agencies have declared an end to the VND quarantine in Southern California. Extensive testing of the regulated areas has been completed and no additional cases have been detected. This allows poultry to again move freely in California.

To continue to protect California flocks, poultry entering California must either have a certificate of veterinary inspection demonstrating good health or a National Poultry Improvement Plan certificate.

All backyard poultry owners and commercial operations are encouraged to learn about and practice biosecurity measures, to routinely check birds for signs of illness, and to report suspected VND or other bird diseases.

Learn more about Virulent Newcastle Disease - CDFA

Learn more about biosecurity for poultry (Defend The Flock) - USDA


VND was first detected in May 2018 in Los Angeles County. By December 2018 the virus had spread extensively in backyard poultry in the LA Basin and in commercial flocks in neighboring counties. After prolonged disease control efforts, the last confirmed positive case was detected in February 2020. Testing continued throughout the area since that time to gain assurance that the disease was eradicated.

All bird owners and veterinarians are advised to learn about VND, and how to protect birds. It is important to note that VND is not a food safety concern. Properly cooked poultry products are safe to eat.

What is Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND)?

Virulent Newcastle Disease (aka VND, Exotic Newcastle Disease, END) is caused by a highly contagious virus that can infect poultry and many other species of birds, including parrots. It can cause severe disease and death in birds.

How do birds catch VND?

VND is highly contagious between birds. Birds that are infected shed the virus in their nasal secretions, eye secretions and feces. Infected birds contaminate their cage, bowls, and environment with the virus. Birds catch it by having direct contact with other birds that have it, or by having contact objects that were contaminated with the virus. People can accidentally spread VND to other birds on their clothing or by sharing equipment with other bird owners.

What are the symptoms in VND in birds?

The symptoms of VND in birds can be highly variable and depend on the species of bird. Most infected birds become lethargic, lose their appetite, and have diarrhea. Chickens are more likely to have additional symptoms such as swelling of the eyelids, oozing of fluids from the nose and mouth, difficulty breathing, and sudden death. Occasionally neurologic signs such as paralysis of the wings or a twisted neck are also seen. The incubation period for VND is between 2-15 days (i.e. how long it takes for the symptoms to start after a bird is exposed to it).

Can humans catch VND?

In humans, VND can occasionally cause an infection of the eyelids (conjunctivitis) in people if an infected bird coughs on a person's face, or a person touches their eyes after touching bird with VND. For most people, the conjunctivitis will go away without treatment, however, a doctor should be consulted if the symptoms are severe or persistent. Human infection can be prevented by hand washing after handling birds, and by wearing eye protection when handling sick birds. VND is not spread to people through meat or eggs - it is not a food safety concern.

How can I prevent VND in my birds?

Practice good biosecurity. This means taking precautions to prevent bringing in a virus accidentally into your flock. Learn more about biosecurity for birds (USDA).

Updates and Information on Virulent Newcastle Disease from Agricultural Agencies

Reporting Virulent Newcastle Disease Cases in Los Angeles County

Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) in birds is a reportable condition in Los Angeles County as well as in California and in the United States, in general. In Los Angeles County, report suspected or confirmed cases of VND in birds using this form. You can also report a case of VND online by using this portal. Case information will be shared with the California Department of Food and Agriculture.


Brochures on Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Virulent Newcastle Disease - English Enfermedad de Newcastle virulento - Spanish

Placer County neighbors concerned about horses at a property in Newcastle

Some neighbors have voiced concerns about a property owner in Placer County who they say is hoarding and mistreating horses.NEWCASTLE, California — Neighbors in Newcastle and Lincoln are sounding the alarm on a property owner who they said they believe is hoarding and mistreating horses.Elena Faria-Lewis told ABC10 her neighbor’s property is not suitable for horses. She said the animals can easily get hurt by the number of items lying around the property. Not only that, she also claims the horses are not fed regular...

Some neighbors have voiced concerns about a property owner in Placer County who they say is hoarding and mistreating horses.

NEWCASTLE, California — Neighbors in Newcastle and Lincoln are sounding the alarm on a property owner who they said they believe is hoarding and mistreating horses.

Elena Faria-Lewis told ABC10 her neighbor’s property is not suitable for horses. She said the animals can easily get hurt by the number of items lying around the property. Not only that, she also claims the horses are not fed regularly.

“I have watched, and she doesn’t feed every day. And when she feeds, she does not feed them enough,” said Faria-Lewis.

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Kathy Mansfield owns property nearby, and even though she does not live there anymore, she said she is aware of the problem.

“There is not enough pasture for this many horses. There is no grass. I know she feeds them, and I know she means well, but yeah,” said Mansfield.

On the internet, the multi-acre property is registered as an "equestrian center."

The property owner, who ABC10 is only identifying as Jan, said she is a horse trainer and has been boarding horses on the property for 30 years. She said her neighbors are making false accusations.

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“People think that old horses should look like a 10-year-old horse or a 5-year-old horse and they don’t. These horses live to be 30 to 35,” said Jan.

But these accusations between Jan and her neighbors have been going on for years.

Faria-Lewis said she has been in contact with multiple animal protection agencies for more than 15 years. She said she has filed multiple animal abuse complaints with Placer County Animals Services.

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“I took pictures (of the horses) and marched them up to animal control. They gave me lip service... at the end they say- we will call you if we need you,” said Faria-Lewis.

Katie Combs-Prichard with the Placer County Animals Services confirmed to ABC10 that there is an open investigation on the property. She was unable to give more details but did say that in the past this same property has been investigated and officers with the agency have found the accusations to be unfounded.

Combs-Prichard said this new investigation could take days or even weeks.

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