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How does In-home Senior Care in Wilton, 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 Wilton, 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 Wilton, 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.

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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 Wilton,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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A Sacramento County levee has a hole the size of a football field — what it will cost to fix it

Reclamation district officials in Wilton said Tuesday that it will cost $1.5 million to fill a gaping hole the size of a football field in the Cosumnes River levee, one of 11 trouble spots they have identified so far.“They’ve got to solidify a road just to get all those heavy trucks in,” said Mark Hite, a trustee for Reclamation District 800 Cosumnes, which manages the levees in the area. “They’ve ...

Reclamation district officials in Wilton said Tuesday that it will cost $1.5 million to fill a gaping hole the size of a football field in the Cosumnes River levee, one of 11 trouble spots they have identified so far.

“They’ve got to solidify a road just to get all those heavy trucks in,” said Mark Hite, a trustee for Reclamation District 800 Cosumnes, which manages the levees in the area. “They’ve got trucks bringing in gravel and stuff so that the bigger trucks bringing in the big rock can get access. And they’ve already started to close the gap.”

While there are three breaches among the 11 hot spots, Hite said, there are other types of problems. For instance, he said, the crest of the levee walls crumbled in some places as floodwaters rolled over it and wore away soil, sand, gravel and boulders.

Hite estimated the costs to repair all 11 hotspots will be in the neighborhood of $10 million but that there could be other problem areas they’re not seeing because the water has yet to fully recede.

Even a six-figure repair would be difficult for this tiny district to bear, he said, because the annual budget is roughly $500,000. It depends heavily on federal dollars to maintain levee walls on a stretch of the Cosumnes River that extends from Rancho Murieta to the north down to Freeman Road in the southern area of Wilton.

Hite said they’ll have to go to state and federal officials for help to cover the cost.

The district is waging an unwinnable battle against the river, said Jeffrey Mount, who wrote the seminal book “California Rivers and Streams” in which he argued that the Cosumnes and other state rivers had historically spilled into wide floodplains and could not be contained in narrow channels.

In an interview, Mount said that Wilton residents and others living near the Cosumnes will always be at risk of flooding.

Imagine a funnel cut in half, Mount said, and you’ll begin to understand the challenge. All the water from higher elevations pours into the top of that funnel from along the watershed and then gushes into the Cosumnes, he explained.

The river naturally rises as that volume increases, he said, and those rushing waters will always find weaknesses in planning and construction.

And, Mount added, climate change has increased the number of warm storms, or so-called atmospheric rivers, like the one that inundated Northern California last weekend.

“If you’ve got a weak spot in a levee, it’ll find it,” Mount said. “And, it did – in multiple spots.”

The levees in the Wilton area were designed to meet minimum standards to contain the cost of constructing them, Mount said, and that’s generally true for most levees built in the US.

Since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to New Orleans, leaving hundreds dead in its wake, state and federal leaders have moved to strengthen urban levees. Rural areas like Wilton, however, haven’t gotten that kind of investment.

Consequently, Mount said, Wilton is “not a good place to live, and that’s the challenge. The levees that are built on the land are not in particularly great shape. They’re not robust levees. They are certainly not urban levees. They don’t meet any of the standards — the federal standards and certainly the state standards — for what we call urban levees that protect an area, so everybody who builds out there is at pretty high risk. “

The district’s charge, Hite said, is to provide 10-year flood protection. He recalled one year that the board had estimates done to see how much it would cost to bring the 34-mile stretch of levees they supervise up to 50- or 100-year protection.

While the exact number of years has escaped him, the price tag has not. It was $550 million, he said, so that turned out to be a purely academic exercise.

Hite can see the challenge of managing the Cosumnes just outside the door at his home: “The ground is obviously saturated. ... We have a little manmade creek on our property, and it’s overflowing. The horse paddocks are totally standing water. Inside the barn, the south side stalls have some water in them, but the north side is OK.”

While storms this week are expected to bring violent winds, Hite said forecasts are so far predicting that there won’t be as much rainfall as the north state got in last week’s storms. The water level on the Cosumnes River dropped 4 feet below the 40-foot monitor stage on Wednesday, but the California Nevada River Forecast Center predicts that it will rise at least 2 feet above this stage on Thursday and Friday.

However, forecasters stressed that weather patterns could shift, improving or hurting the situation.

Hite said: “Even though we know that we’ve got more water coming. It’s not going to get as high as it did on New Year’s, and so hopefully, there’s not going to be a lot of further damage.”

Crews are working to place a wall of rock all the way across the widest levee gap, making it at least as high enough to handle what forecasters are predicting, Hite said. If they can’t continue working, he said, they’ll cover it with sandbags and permeable plastic to create a makeshift weir.

This story was originally published January 5, 2023, 5:30 AM.

California braces for powerful atmospheric river storm

An aerial view shows the damage after rainstorms caused a levee to break, flooding Sacramento County roads near Wilton, California, U.S., January 1, 2023.Fred Greaves | ReutersAnother atmospheric river storm is threatening California with flooding, landslides, and power outages on Wednesday as millions of residents recover from several destructive storms, one of which ...

An aerial view shows the damage after rainstorms caused a levee to break, flooding Sacramento County roads near Wilton, California, U.S., January 1, 2023.

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Another atmospheric river storm is threatening California with flooding, landslides, and power outages on Wednesday as millions of residents recover from several destructive storms, one of which caused a levee breach last weekend.

Flood watches are in effect across central and Northern California, where the ground has become more saturated and vulnerable to flooding and rapid runoff. The new storm is expected to compound the damage in the already-battered region and is forecast to bring up to four inches of rain and winds up to 40 miles an hour to the valleys, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.

Officials in the city of Watsonville and in Santa Cruz County have issued mandatory evacuation orders for communities at high risk of flooding. San Mateo County, located south of San Francisco, declared a local state of emergency and activated its emergency operations center.

“Prepare now for flooding, downed trees and power outages,” National Weather Service forecasters in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday evening, warning residents that the weather system would bring major rain and wind.

In south Sacramento County, responders are attempting to repair part of a 34-mile levee system along the Cosumnes River, which protects land made up mostly of vineyards and cattle ranches, before the storm is set to arrive on Wednesday.

A view of landslide on the highway 92 West in San Mateo County as heavy rainstorm hits West Coast of California, United States on December 31, 2022.

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The new storm is part of a series of atmospheric river storms that climate scientists forecast will continue this month. Atmospheric rivers are relatively long, narrow streams in the atmosphere that transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“These storms typically bring heavy or extreme rainfall and snowfall rates over relatively short periods of time,” said Daniel McEvoy, a climatologist with the Western Regional Climate Center.

Atmospheric rivers contribute up to 50% of California’s annual precipitation and drive about 84% of flood damage in the Western states. While recent heavy rains have brought a degree of relief to drought-imperiled California, scientists warn the storms won’t immediately alleviate severe deficits in the state’s groundwater and soil moisture.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, said there are at least two additional atmospheric river storms forecast in the next five days that could lead to more severe flooding.

“This is not just a one-and-done. This is an ongoing sequence,” Swain said. “The big flood risk comes with this succession of progressively stronger storms, which looks like the pattern we’re in.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said on Twitter that the state’s operations center is at its highest emergency level and its flood operations center is coordinating efforts like bringing sandbags to local residents. Officials said the state is setting up shelters and is prepared to deploy staff to hospitals and ambulance strike teams.

Cars are piled up next to a wheelchair submerged in the water after rainstorms caused flooding in Sacramento County, in Wilton, California, U.S. January 2, 2023.

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Evacuation order issued for Wilton area

An evacuation center has been opened at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove.WILTON, Calif. — Update: 6:30 p.m.The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation order for people living in the Wilton area due to imminent flooding.Authorities said residents should leave now before roads become impassable and cut off access to routes out of the area.Winds are expected to reach around 50 to 60 mph gusts with power outages an downed trees likely.The...

An evacuation center has been opened at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove.

WILTON, Calif. — Update: 6:30 p.m.

The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation order for people living in the Wilton area due to imminent flooding.

Authorities said residents should leave now before roads become impassable and cut off access to routes out of the area.

Winds are expected to reach around 50 to 60 mph gusts with power outages an downed trees likely.

The Elk Grove Unified School District has also canceled classes for C.W. Dillard Elementary School and nearby Cosumnes River Elementary School.

The road boundaries for the Wilton area evacuation order:


Amid the threat of rising water that could spill into local roadways, the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation warning for Wilton.

The warning was issued at 9 a.m. Sunday for areas south of Jackson Road/ Highway 16; north of Arno Road, Alta Mesa Road, Twin Cities Road and Clay Station Road; east of Grant Line Road, Bond Road and Highway 99; and west of Clay Station Road.

An evacuation center has been opened by official at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation at 9040 High Tech Court, Elk Grove, CA.

"Rising water may spill over onto the nearest roadways and cut off access to leave the area," the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services said in its warning. "Last weekend, exit routes flooded quickly for residents leaving Wilton, so we are urging residents to get out now while roads are still clear; don’t wait for an evacuation order."

Credit: Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services

"Not going to be good"

Some people are already preparing to stay at a nearby shelter after the warning was issued, but others have plans to stick it out.

Even amid a brief lull before the storm, officials say people should take the storm seriously after seeing how quickly things took a turn for the worst during that first storm on New Year's Eve.

Saturday night was a scary one for Kimberly Gohm, who lives in her car.

"The wind was like literally picking up the side of the car, and it was rocking it and picking it up and moving it," said Gohm.

It prompted her to seek shelter at the evacuation center at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in Elk Grove.

"I came here to this evacuation center when I woke up this morning, and I seen the weather report. I just got that sinking, pitted feeling that these storms that were coming in tonight were not going to be good," said Gohm.

Others like Darnel Ferguson don't plan to evacuate the area just yet.

"Monday night, that's when it's supposed to pick up," said Ferguson. So, we're gonna ride it Monday, and then later in the night, see how it's gonna pick up and if we have to evacuate, we'll evacuate."

He said he's taking his chances, but that's because he feels he has the means to make it through. However for people like Gohm, she said she has no option but to take refuge.

The shelter is providing her with safety and gives her peace of mind.

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'I'm frustrated and worried': Wilton residents ordered to shelter-in-place hours after evacuation orders were issued

WILTON, Calif. — Residents in the Sacramento County community of Wilton — just east of Elk Grove — are under a shelter-in-place order as rising flood water has made the roads too dangerous for evacuations, Saturday.The Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove opened as an emergency shelter for flood evacuees and a handful of people are still sheltering-in-place at home.Dillard Road, just off Highway 99, is one of the main roads through Wil...

WILTON, Calif. — Residents in the Sacramento County community of Wilton — just east of Elk Grove — are under a shelter-in-place order as rising flood water has made the roads too dangerous for evacuations, Saturday.

The Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove opened as an emergency shelter for flood evacuees and a handful of people are still sheltering-in-place at home.

Dillard Road, just off Highway 99, is one of the main roads through Wilton and surrounding areas. It was absolutely consumed by flood water after a storm wrecked Northern California Saturday.

Some people decided to stay in their homes or try to find their loved ones in theirs.

“My niece lives back in there, and her house is getting flooded. It’s not flooded yet, but I want to try to get back in there to her before it does take on water,” said Eddie Dingler. “[I’m] frustrated. I mean, very frustrated. I can’t even get back and, you know, get my loved out of there, out of this situation.”

He eventually did successfully connect with his niece after wading through dangerous conditions as rain continued to come down.

Another woman says she waited anxiously in her Elk Grove home for her father to return back from delivering groceries in the area. She says his car got stuck and he wasn’t able to get back home.

“He was trying to deliver groceries to the household, and then – unfortunately – his car was stuck in the middle of the water, so, like, he could not get out,” she said. “[I’m feeling] frustrated and worried.”

She too was eventually able to reconnect with her father, safely.

Around 6:45 p.m. California Highway Patrol closed Dillard Road at Highway 99 a few hours after issuing a shelter-in-place order for residents.

A flash flood warning was issued by National Weather Service Sacramento near Wilton in Sacramento County until Jan. 1, 2023. NWS Sacramento says "the levees near Wilton Rd. and bridge on the Cosumnes River Near Wilton are in a state of imminent failure causing flash flooding of immediately surrounding areas."

The Wackford Community Center at 9014 Bruceville Road in Elk Grove will remain open all night for flood evacuees.

"We do have the ability to house many. And so, if they show up, we are ready for them. We have kennels for small pets,” said Jamie Hudson, Elk Grove Emergency Manager.

More Northern California towns warned to evacuate due to 'imminent levee failure'

LATEST Jan. 1, 4:41 p.m. Point Pleasant is now under an evacuation order as flooding in the area becomes "imminent," according to the Sacramento Office of Emergency Services.Jan. 1, 8:33 a.m. original storyThe California town of Wilton remains under shelter-in-place orders after intense rain from ...

LATEST Jan. 1, 4:41 p.m. Point Pleasant is now under an evacuation order as flooding in the area becomes "imminent," according to the Sacramento Office of Emergency Services.

Jan. 1, 8:33 a.m. original story

The California town of Wilton remains under shelter-in-place orders after intense rain from Saturday's atmospheric river threatened an "imminent levee failure." According to KCRA, officials confirmed Sunday morning at least two levees have been breached.

On Saturday afternoon, the 5,000-some residents of the Sacramento County town were ordered to evacuate immediately as flood waters rose. By 3:30 p.m., however, conditions were too dangerous on the roads, and Sacramento County officials told remaining residents to shelter in place. At 11:30 p.m., a flash flood warning for Wilton was issued due to "an imminent levee failure in that area on the Cosumnes River. Residents have been advised to seek higher ground immediately."

Despite the fact the rain has stopped, the flood waters continue to rise. Shortly before 1 p.m., evacuation warnings were extended to residents of Point Pleasant, Glanville Tract and Franklin Pond. "Prepare to leave the area now before roadways are cut off to evacuate the area," county officials said. "It is expected that the flooding from the Cosumnes River and the Mokelumne River is moving southwest toward I-5 and could reach these areas in the middle of the night."

A flash flood watch remains in effect for southern Sacramento County until 11:15 p.m. tonight, covering many of the residences south of Elk Grove along the I-5 corridor to Galt. According to the Sacramento Office of Emergency Services, the flood watch extends "along and west of I-5 to the Sac River, south to Walnut Grove, north to Elliot Ranch Road." An evacuation center is open at the Wackford Community Center at 9014 Bruceville Road in Elk Grove. Livestock should be taken to higher ground, if possible.

According to KCRA, dozens of vehicles have gotten stranded on Highway 99 on Saturday and Sunday, and many roads in the region are still completely flooded. Footage taken Sunday morning shows a number of trucks and cars abandoned near the Dillard Road exit. Cosumnes Fire Department captain Chris Schamber told KCRA that "dozens upon dozens" of motorists needed rescuing on Saturday. Highway 99 from south of Elk Grove nearly to Galt is closed with no reopening in sight. CHP is asking drivers to "avoid traveling anywhere near the surrounding areas of Wilton, Herald and outlying region of Galt."

"Flash flooding is ongoing," the National Weather Service's flash flood warning cautions. "Local officials are working to assess the extent of the flooding. Please stay out of the area!"

The county has declared a winter storm state of emergency to help deal with the storm damage. "Sacramento County has been experiencing an atmospheric river that began Dec. 31, 2022, and thus far has resulted in significant transportation impacts, rising creek and river levels and flooding in Wilton," the county said in a statement.

Wilton is no stranger to levee failures. When historic flooding swept Northern California in 1997, a levee near the town broke, forcing 15,000 to evacuate. Some needed rescue as the Cosumnes River rose 7 feet over flood level.


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