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How does In-home Senior Care in American Fork, UT 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 American Fork, UT, 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 American Fork, UT 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

Attendance and aid 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 American Fork,UT 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.

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Mayors of Utah Valley: Collaborative efforts ensure American Fork successfully navigates spring flooding

Courtesy photoAmerican Fork City, like many communities in Utah, faced the imminent threat of flooding due to excessive snow melt this year. With a major river running through our town, we recognized the potential disastrous consequences for our residents and businesses. That’s why we are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our flood prevention team, who tirelessly kept our community safe and our river secure.Comprised primarily of our Sewer and Storm Drain department and the American Fork Irrigation Co...

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American Fork City, like many communities in Utah, faced the imminent threat of flooding due to excessive snow melt this year. With a major river running through our town, we recognized the potential disastrous consequences for our residents and businesses. That’s why we are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our flood prevention team, who tirelessly kept our community safe and our river secure.

Comprised primarily of our Sewer and Storm Drain department and the American Fork Irrigation Company employees, with support from other public works and public safety departments, our flood prevention team went above and beyond to mitigate the flood risks.

Their efforts began as early as February, when they began meticulously clearing the river channel of loose debris, branches and dead trees. They diligently repaired and stabilized eroding walls, and removed obstacles such as couches, mattresses and other garbage that had been deposited in the river. These proactive measures significantly reduced the potential for blockages and enhanced the flow capacity of the river.

Once the river channel was cleared and strengthened, our team identified areas of concern and strategically staged supplies at those locations, ensuring a swift response if necessary. They proactively secured additional resources and equipment, leaving no stone unturned in their commitment to protecting our entire city. Working in collaboration with local community volunteer groups, we were able to get over 5,000 sandbags filled.

With proactive prevention measures in place, our flood team began the tedious responsibility of monitoring the river around the clock. They meticulously cleared debris and logs from the debris basin and weir as they came down from the canyon. They diligently cleaned out grates to prevent blockages and overflows.

Harrison Epstein, Daily Herald

Constant surveillance was maintained via cameras and regular inspections throughout the night. The dedicated individuals on-call exhibited unwavering commitment, often sacrificing sleep, with only a few hours of rest at a time. Their dedication ensured that our city streets remained open when other cities were forced to close their roads.

Thanks to the exceptional skills and foresight of our team, American Fork City stood prepared to face any challenge that Mother Nature threw our way. Their meticulous planning, swift reactions,and tireless efforts epitomize the commitment we have to our community’s safety and well-being.

As the floodwaters recede and our city recovers from this ordeal, I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to every member of our flood prevention team. Their unwavering dedication, sacrifice and professionalism have been instrumental in safeguarding our community during this trying time.

I would also like to express my gratitude to our residents for their cooperation and resilience throughout this challenging period. Your vigilance, adherence to directives, and support have played a vital role in our collective success.

Moving forward, as we reflect on this experience, American Fork City remains committed to further strengthening our flood prevention measures. We will continue to invest in our infrastructure, improve coordination between departments and collaborate with our community partners to enhance our ability to mitigate and respond to future flood risks effectively.

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo

Our city’s resilience has been tested, and we have emerged stronger than ever. Together, we have proven that when faced with adversity, the indomitable spirit of American Fork City prevails.

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A new partnership between the State of Utah and a local company will allow residents to get a real-time look at flooding conditions across the state this spring.

Gov. Spencer Cox was part of the unveiling Wednesday of a new website that offers up multiple camera views showing nearly-live views of different rivers and creeks.

"This is a game changer for us and we're lucky to have it here in the State of Utah," said Cox.

The cameras will be fixed to mobile surveillance units and positioned by LVT, an American Fork-based company that combines high-tech security equipment with surveillance software. Cameras can be moved to monitor areas where flooding is expected or forecast.

While the system will utilize about 20 cameras, at its debut, the website featured cameras at the following locations:

The new website will come in handy as Utah prepares for what's expected to be widespread flooding following an enormous snow season in which the state set a record for snowpack.

"We do have some monitoring equipment in different places, but being able to have eyes on those bridges and those rivers will help our public safety officials, help meteorologists and just help the general public to be able to see what's going on out there," said the governor.

Shortly before the event, the National Weather Service issued a briefing detailing potential risks for areas around the state. All of Utah will be under "minor risk" starting Saturday, while it will be begin on Friday for the southern portion of the state.

American Fork Star Daniel Simmons Makes Commitment To BYU

* Daniel Simmons wins the 2-Mile at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. Simmons recently announced his commitment to BYU.- - -"Feelin Good about this one," reads the Instagram announcement.Let's just say American Fork (UT) rising senior Daniel Simmons seems pretty pleased to make his college choice.Simmons, the 2022 Gatorade Nationals Boys Cross Country Player Of The Year and a multi-time Utah state champio...

* Daniel Simmons wins the 2-Mile at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. Simmons recently announced his commitment to BYU.

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"Feelin Good about this one," reads the Instagram announcement.

Let's just say American Fork (UT) rising senior Daniel Simmons seems pretty pleased to make his college choice.

Simmons, the 2022 Gatorade Nationals Boys Cross Country Player Of The Year and a multi-time Utah state champion, announced his collegiate commitment to Brigham Young University on Monday afternoon via social media.

The No. 3 athlete on the latest MileSplit Class of 2024 boys recruiting rankings rose to national stardom on the cross country course and the track over the past year, taking second at Nike Cross Country Nationals and logging the third-fastest indoor 5,000m performance in U.S. high school history of 13:59.96 at New Balance Nationals Indoor.

During the 2023 outdoor season, Simmons continued his success with a U.S. top five all-time 8:34.14 3,200m performance at the Arcadia Invitational and a premiere 2-mile win at New Balance Nationals Outdoor in June.

Simmons led the class of 2024 in the 3,000m, 3,200m and 2-mile on the track this spring.

Prior to starring at American Fork, Simmons spent two years at Salmon High School in Idaho where he won a 3,200m state title and earned numerous other top-three placements at state championship meets.

It's a big pickup for the Cougars, who are coming off a third-place team finish at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Champions last fall and took 12th and 10th, respectively, at the indoor and outdoor NCAA championships.

The BYU men's team recently received the 2023 John McDonnell NCAA Division I Program Of The Year honor from the USTFCCCA, awarded each year to the most outstanding cross country/track and field program.

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* Daniel Simmons speaks with MileSplit after running the No. 3 all-time indoor 5,000m at New Balance Nationals Indoor in March.

Troopers urge caution after early Memorial Day weekend mishap

UTAH COUNTY—Troopers were urging people to be cautious on Utah’s roads ahead of a busy Memorial Day travel weekend following an early mishap in American Fork Canyon that left a teenager seriously injured.Sgt. Colton Freckleton said a group of five teenagers was headed back from Tibble Fork Reservoir Friday morning when the drive down the canyon suddenly went south.“Four of those teenagers were standing on the side of a Jeep Wrangler that had running boards on the side and a rack on top,” Freckle...

UTAH COUNTY—Troopers were urging people to be cautious on Utah’s roads ahead of a busy Memorial Day travel weekend following an early mishap in American Fork Canyon that left a teenager seriously injured.

Sgt. Colton Freckleton said a group of five teenagers was headed back from Tibble Fork Reservoir Friday morning when the drive down the canyon suddenly went south.

“Four of those teenagers were standing on the side of a Jeep Wrangler that had running boards on the side and a rack on top,” Freckleton told KSL. “While traveling southbound on state Route 144 one of the roof racks was damaged and broke and one of the teenagers lost their grip and a female fell to the ground, creating a serious injury to her head.”

Freckleton said the 16-year-old girl’s injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

According to investigators, the 16-year-old female driver was traveling roughly 45 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone at the time of the accident.

“We shouldn’t be seeing people on the side of vehicles or in the beds of trucks,” Freckleton said. “It’s just goofiness and it’s unsafe.”

Freckleton said Utah was entering its ‘100 deadliest days’ between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend and it was important to be safe no matter where people travel for the holiday.

The 100 days between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day see nearly double the number of deaths on Utah roads compared to any other part of the year.

Freckleton said troopers were planning to work extra shifts to focus on DUI, speed, and seatbelt enforcement as well as watching for distracted driving.

“We need to be safe,” Freckleton said.

Educators and safety advocates are taking a new approach called “Back to Basics” for highway safety this year. It’s a reminder to Utah’s newest drivers of the importance of driving without distractions. It also targets drivers who have been behind the wheel for decades. No matter how much experience Utah drivers have, UDOT warns against forgetting basic safety steps.

In American Fork Canyon, regular Jason Grijalva expected an onslaught of visitors this weekend and he also hoped for safety.

“It’s going to be a madhouse,” Grijalva said. “We want everybody to play it safe. We want everybody to have fun and make memories and just enjoy their time in the mountains.”

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Golfers at Fox Hollow Golf Club in American Fork are having to deal with a different kind of obstacle after a massive sinkhole formed on the course on Saturday.

Jaxson Taylor, the head golf professional at Fox Hollow Golf Club, said they received a tip about the sinkhole around 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Taylor contacted their superintendent and American Fork Mayor Brad Frost, who he says worked to get a crew to come out almost immediately to assess the situation.

"They had a big track here and they got cleared out and got some big rocks here to fill up the banks and got it to where it's contained, but it's a lot better now than what it was to start," said Taylor.

Taylor says they aren't exactly sure what caused the sinkhole to form yet.

"This pipe has been in there for over 30 years. We're thinking that maybe ... a big log got jammed in there and just kind of started coming throughout the ground," said Taylor.

Some of that pipe where it was exposed due to the sinkhole has been removed.

Here is a look at a pretty big sinkhole at Fox Hollow Golf Club in American Fork.@fox13 pic.twitter.com/iyxTHmY3mr

— Chris Arnold (@ChrisArnoldTV) May 21, 2023

FOX 13 News asked Taylor if there was any way they could have prepared for something like this to happen.

"I think it's more of just Mother Nature just spit out a bunch of water. I've never seen this much water," said Taylor.

George Shoell has played golf at Fox Hollow Golf Club for 50 years.

"Probably since '72, '73," said Shoell.

While he plays three to four times a week, Sunday was a day off on the course for Shoell. However, that didn't stop him from driving from Pleasant Grove to check out the damage that was caused by the sinkhole.

Shoell says he played the course on Saturday and was in the area of the 14th hole where this happened at around 10:30 a.m.

"Unreal how much water was coming down, you know? Obviously there was, you know, flood issue, you know, but you're not thinking that it's going to wipe out the fairway or the culvert," said Shoell. "A tremendous amount of snow melt that is coming down all at once."

Shoell says he was happy to know people were willing to get on it right away before more damage could be done.

"What I'm thankful for is nobody got hurt, you know, because it could have been really serious, obviously, you know, the way it started caving in," said Shoell.

Taylor says public works crews were out at the club on Sunday and are expected to be back out again on Monday. A big priority moving forward, Taylor says, is to make something like this doesn't happen again.

As for the impact on golfers, Taylor says instead of having 18 holes available to play, it is more like 16 and a half currently as they work to find a more permanent solution to the sinkhole.

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