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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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“Always Best Care comes in to help my dad a shower at night. When the guy came out to interview, he was really good and helpful, but it was just hard to find someone to help with dad been a little bit bigger and heavier. They like the person that they had come out a couple of times. The caregiver is good.”

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How does In-home Senior Care in Winsted, MN 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 Winsted, MN, 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 Winsted, MN 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

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 Winsted,MN 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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Robert Hoge 'Bob' Hamilton

Robert Hoge Hamilton, age 78, born in DeWitt, NY, longtime resident of Edina, MN, and recent resident of Winsted, MN passed away March 29, 2023. We are deeply saddened by Bob's death from prostate and bone cancer. Bob is preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Lee, parents, Robert Cooley and Josephine Abigail Hamilton, and wife, Pamela Van Hove Hamilton.Bob was a caring and optimistic man. He believed in people. In each of us, he found our best attributes, highlighted them and cheered us on. He was a proud and caring father and grandfa...

Robert Hoge Hamilton, age 78, born in DeWitt, NY, longtime resident of Edina, MN, and recent resident of Winsted, MN passed away March 29, 2023. We are deeply saddened by Bob's death from prostate and bone cancer. Bob is preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Lee, parents, Robert Cooley and Josephine Abigail Hamilton, and wife, Pamela Van Hove Hamilton.

Bob was a caring and optimistic man. He believed in people. In each of us, he found our best attributes, highlighted them and cheered us on. He was a proud and caring father and grandfather, and was quick to share positive stories about his family to all he met. He was driven by his ideas of how the world should be and worked hard to bring them to life (whether in business, home design, or planning family holidays). When we think of Bob, we remember his enthusiasm, his desire to treat people well, and his dignity.

Bob grew up as an only child in DeWitt, New York having lost his sister before he was born and persevered through the early loss of his father at age 17. His parents instilled in him the importance of family and friends, faith, education, and doing good for others. Bob took an active role in his church, working as a youth counselor and leader on a life changing trip around the world. In 1963, he enrolled in Wesleyan University majoring in Economics, and thereafter Syracuse University where he received a masters degree in Business. At Syracuse, Bob met Judy Snook, whom he married in 1969. His go-getter attitude landed him his first job at General Foods as product manager for Brim coffee based in White Plains, NY. In 1970, he and Judy had their first child, Chris.

In 1974, Bob followed his entrepreneurial spirit and moved to Edina, Minnesota to eventually start what would become a successful marketing strategy consulting firm, Core Group. Bob's second son, Hiram was born in 1975, and the business grew to 60+ employees over the next 20 years. Always the perpetual entrepreneur, Bob would later create multiple ventures including PowerTwo, a charitable giving start-up, and pursue his passion in home design and restoration. In the course of this journey, Bob met Pam Van Hove whom he married in 2011 and who would become the light of his later life. They created a beautiful home together in Winsted, MN and loved traveling to spend time with grandkids, nieces, nephews and family. No matter where Bob went or what he was working on, he had an incredible impact on the people around him. With Bob, anything was possible.

Survived by sons, Chris (Anna) Hamilton, Hiram (Medora Mrachek) Hamilton, and grandchildren Grace, Luke, Soren, Adelaide, Winslette, Sevilla, Emmeline, and Hawthorne. Funeral service to be held Friday April 28, 2023 at Christ Presbyterian Church at 10AM. Live webcast available at cpconline.org.

Published on April 9, 2023

In Winsted, Minn., Tetra Pak plant responds to high global food demand

WINSTED, Minn. — The first time Seth Teply set foot in this factory over 20 years ago, he was an intern.On Friday he took his first tour of the place since becoming president of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, a billion-dollar arm of the international food manufacturing and packaging business.Amid rows of stainless steel being shaped into processing equipment, the Glencoe native walked through his old workplace with growth on his mind. The pandemic-triggered spike in demand for food has rippled down the supply chain to benefit...

WINSTED, Minn. — The first time Seth Teply set foot in this factory over 20 years ago, he was an intern.

On Friday he took his first tour of the place since becoming president of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, a billion-dollar arm of the international food manufacturing and packaging business.

Amid rows of stainless steel being shaped into processing equipment, the Glencoe native walked through his old workplace with growth on his mind. The pandemic-triggered spike in demand for food has rippled down the supply chain to benefit companies like Tetra Pak.

"Where can we quickly add capacity? Do we need to expand?" Teply said. "In the early part of the pandemic, we saw a huge surge in demand for our customers' products, because everybody was stockpiling the pantry. But what we've seen since then is a continual ramp-up."

Best known for its shelf-stable cartons used for juices, soups and plant-based milks, Tetra Pak is also a major manufacturer of equipment used for making cheese and beverages.

That's the focus at the Winsted factory, where towering stainless steel vats and precisely welded sterilizing systems are made for major food companies across the continent.

Some of the largest pieces of equipment Tetra Pak makes are produced in Winsted, like belt systems for cheese production that are able to process 40,000 pounds of cheese per hour.

The North American cheese market is expected to continue growing modestly, according to analyst reports. Demand for aseptic-packaged food and beverages — industry parlance for shelf-stable — took off during the pandemic and remains high.

"We've seen a sharp increase in the acceptance of aseptic products in the U.S.," Teply said. "Globally, aseptic products are very common, but it's been less common in the U.S. in the past. Both retailers and consumers learned during the pandemic that there's a lot of benefits to having shelf-stable products that don't require refrigeration."

Sales for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada were $1.1 billion in 2020, about 10% of the private company's global revenue.

Globally, Tetra Pak is headquartered in Sweden and Switzerland and has more than 25,000 employees.

Teply started as a process automation engineering intern at the Winsted factory in 2001 — which was then owned by Carlisle Processing Systems — and rose through the ranks in a variety of management roles.

He moved to Texas to be vice president of services for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada in 2018.

Last fall, while on a flight home to Minnesota, he got the call that he would be promoted to president and chief executive in early November. Only recently has he been able to get back into steel-toed boots and spend time among the 1,500 employees spread across nine sites in the U.S. and Canada.

"Hopefully COVID is starting to fade into the background; actually seeing the team and visiting sites and customers has been nice," Teply said.

While he inherits strong demand from food makers, he faces the same supply chain issues that have slowed shipments across industries.

"The production planning has become much more complicated," he said, as lead times for supplies stretch from weeks to months.

While 2021 figures are not yet available, the company expects sales growth will be on par with recent years. U.S. and Canada sales grew at a compound annual rate of 4.7% between 2017 and 2020.

About 245 people work at the 130,000-square-foot Winsted factory and office, a third of them on the manufacturing floor.

Like most manufacturers, Tetra Pak has had trouble recruiting the employees it needs to grow; the pandemic-era labor shortage only made it more difficult.

Teply said internship programs like the one that brought him aboard help fill roles, and a "focus on values" keeps them on staff.

"The people who produce this equipment here are really proud of what they do and what they make."

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