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Home Care In Pinehurst, TX

Home Care Pinehurst, TX

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Solar Eclipse Monument May, 28 1900 gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Pinehurst, TX is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.

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“Wow what can I say!!! Always Best Care in The Woodlands is an amazing care provider. Kelly and her team are absolutely the best of the best! They do what they say they are going to do and they do it with excellence! If you or a loved one needs care in your home please do not hesitate to call Always Best Care The Woodlands. You will not be disappointed.”

Steven J.
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“My experience with always best care has always been Paramount working with Michelle as the Director of operations has always been professional. I love the way the company cares about the caregivers and their personal lives as well as the compassion shown for the clients. I have been in the home health industry off and on since 1999 this is the best company that I've ever worked with and would always recommend anyone to be a part of the ABC team.”

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“I haven’t been to happy with the actual workers in the home, however the director Michelle is exceptional in every way dedicated, trustworthy and very compassionate!! We have been using ABC for over 2 years. I always felt at ease knowing Michelle was in charge!! The workers don’t make enough money!”

Ray D.
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“We have had such wonderful experience with the staff and care givers!! I highly recommend this company!”

Heather C.
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“Dear Kelly, I wanted to write to you and say how much my father and I have appreciated the great care and service that your agency has provided my mother over the last year. My mother became one of your clients in November 2022 and was helped every day by your caring team. Initially, K. visited with me and helped me understand the various services you provide. She was so helpful and considerate and seemed to understand how overwhelming taking care of an elder can be. We signed-on for 3 times a week shower and grooming care for B.. This soon turned into shower/grooming every day of the week. V. was the caregiver for many months and mother loved her so much!! After V. moved to the office duties, M. became her daily care-giver and mother really enjoyed seeing and visiting with her every day. M. did extra things like making sure she was lotioned well every day and blow drying her hair! Mother considered her a true friend ! Once Mom needed someone to start sitting with her at night, we were even more grateful for sweet employees that sat patiently and lovingly with her such as L., M., and S.. I know there are others that substituted for the regulars that were kind and considerate as well, and of course M. has always been gracious and prompt with any needs or requests for which we asked. We are sad that B. has declined so much that we needed to find a place for her away from home, but we are grateful for this last year and the sincere, caring people that helped us keep her at home. We would absolutely recommend Always Best Care Senior Services and please feel free to use us as a reference ! Thank you again!”

Valerie
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“I am a current client of this provider The services are essential and helped me the most with giving me time off from my mother. I like that the caregiver is awesome and she is conscientious.”

Sharon M.
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“I am a past client of this provider They made our life easier by doing what we asked them to do and understood our situation. I liked their responsiveness to our needs and their flexibility.”

Albert W.
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“I am a current client of this provider I like that they keep my house clean. I like that they keep me notified.”

Shirley B.
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“I am a current client of this provider The impact is excellent. I live 30 miles from my mother's house. I like that they are very quick to reply. The specific lady, Kelly, that takes care of my mom is genuine and professional.”

Marilyn P.
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“I am a current client of this provider It has been exceptional. The people are good people, encouraging and just good people that do good things.”

Evelyn R.
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“I am a current client of this provider They have good communication and build rapport with me. They picked a good aide to come to my home. I would recommend them because they are very professional and show up on time when they're supposed to.”

Rebecca A.
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“I am a current client of this provider I'd have difficulties doing a lot of things if I didn't have them. I recommend them all the time. I like that they come when they're supposed to do.”

Anita R.
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“I am a current client of this provider We love our caregiver. She has purchased little things and brought them to my wife. I like that this agency is graded by the caregiver that they have provided for us.”

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“I really enjoyed working for ABC. This was my first experience with caregiving and I can say with confidence that I will continue working in this field. I learned so much through my time with the company and gained very crucial experience with multiple different clients. It is evident that the company really cares not only for the clients but the employees as well. I am happy to have been given this opportunity and will cherish my time spent with ABC and their clients.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They have given us very good caregivers for my wife. I especially like that one of our caregivers, Kameshia, is excellent.”

Betty C.
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“I am a past client of this provider They let me do what I could do, but if I needed help they were there. I like that they were just always eager to help do anything that needed to be done.”

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“I am a current client of this provider They are very reliable. They are very easy to get hold of.”

Jacob T.
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“I am a current client of this provider I would be starving to death if they didn't show up. They have come through with my special needs.”

Andrea S.
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“I have to say that Veronica at Always Best Care is such an asset for everyone!!! She gets everything done reliably, in a very timely manner. She always helps me when I can’t figure something out or anything I or my colleges may need to talk to someone about , she’s always there . I appreciate her so much!! I am a caregiver for Always Best Care. I appreciate her very much. Thank you Veronica !!”

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“Great service!! Ms.Veronica was very helpful and informative as well as polite while helping me with all my questions???? Highly recommended”

Raul V.
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“Speaking with Veronica at this location is such a joy. She is very professional and only wants the best for your loved one.”

Linda S.
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“Great agency. My husband was hired to be a driver. Everyone is Very kind and considerate of their workers. May God bless this agency.”

Joyce C.
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“Great agency. My husband was hired to be a driver. Everyone is Very kind and considerate of their workers. May God bless this agency.”

Joyce C.
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“I am a current client of this provider They are on time and thorough. They are on time and they seem thorough. I have nothing to complain about.”

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“I am a current client of this provider It is nice that there is care that can get here before the caregiver that can help the client get dressed, etc. They could treat their employees better.”

Edward M.
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“I am a current client of this provider For my dad, it's good and he needs it to get out of the house. We have them once a week. I think they had some problems with the first 2 caregivers but now I have one that is good and attentive.”

Eugene D.
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“I am a current client of this provider The care is keeping her stable and independent as long as possible. Their rates are pretty high.”

Sandra S.
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“I am a current client of this provider There's nothing I would do differently, the caregiver is everything. The girls that come and take care of my mom are extraordinary.”

Thelma R.
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“Always Best Care was able to provide us with emergency help less than 24 hours after we called and we are eternally grateful for their ability to move fast. We needed help with my 90 year old father-in-law who was in home hospice and my 89 year old mother-in-law with onset dementia. All of the caregivers that they sent were wonderful, caring, honest and hardworking individuals. They helped us taking care of my in-law's personal needs, house cleaning, laundry and providing the family with guidance on what we could expect with a patient on hospice. More than anything, their experience and assistance gave us, the family members, a sense of calmness knowing we could take care of our family members in their own home as they wished. After going through the death of someone in home hospice, we found out that there really is a lot more to this type of care than just providing for a patience's basic needs. We are forever grateful to this company for all of their assistance and guidance as we proceeded through this experience.”

Pam
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“I just want to say Michelle with Always Best Care the Woodlands is the best! She is an amazing person to work with very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and supportive! Michelle goes above and beyond with assisting with anything!!! Best team work ever!!!”

Tramicia H.
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“Good company to work for our manager Michelle is good leader and oversees the daily operations of the company if there is a problem we can always go to her she’s nice and respectful”

Surinder H.
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“Always Best Care has been helping people with their needs respectfully, kindly, diligently and always with the utmost integrity. Michelle Wilbret , without a doubt makes sure all clients are very well taken care of. Her staff stays very well trained. She does everything she can for families to know their loved ones always have the best care.”

Kelli
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“This is a great company to work for! I love the working environment and the staff definitely care about they're employees and Clients! If there is any Home care company that I would refer to potential clients and other Caregivers and CNA's it's Always Best Care the Woodlands location!”

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“ABC cared for my mother for several years. They did a wonderful job. They are very caring especially Michelle. She was always there for us sometimes with little to no notice. Thank you for keeping my mother peaceful during her final days.”

David S.
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“Ive been working here for 4 months and i wish ive known about them sooner because i absolutely love my job????????. Not only are my bosses friendly and attentive to my schedule (single mom life tends to get a little crazy????) but whenever there is a problem on the site im sent to, they are always there to solve the problem. They respect us as caregivers and thats what i mostly love about working here. I can definitely see myself working here for a long time.”

Kendralyn C.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Pinehurst, TX?

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Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is 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.

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When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

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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.

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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 gets older, 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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Types of Elderly Care in Pinehurst, TX

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting James W. Tufts Memorial Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Ironwood Cafe or visit Putter Boy Statue, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Pinehurst, TX

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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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 - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, 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, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Pinehurst, TX, 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.

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 a nursing home. 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.

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 and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often 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 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

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:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your TX's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
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.
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.
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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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 Pinehurst, TX 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.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.


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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Quail Haven Retirement Village
  • Brookdale Pinehurst
  • Fox Hollow Senior Living Community
  • The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation & Living Center
  • Pinehurst Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
  • Pinehurst Trace Club House
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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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 Always Best Care 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:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way

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A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive

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Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider

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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.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Pinehurst, TX 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

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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Pinehurst residents wondering what the hold-up is on H-E-B plans

Crews demolished the shopping center last year, but not much progress has been made since. 12News reached out to H-E-B to learn why that may be.More VideosPINEHURST — People living in Pinehurst are beginning to wonder when they'll finally get their new H-E-B store. It's been over a year since H-E-B announced it's new location at the old Macarthur Shopping Center, also commonly known as the old Sears shopping center.Crews demolished the shopping center last year, but not much progress has been made since. 12News r...

Crews demolished the shopping center last year, but not much progress has been made since. 12News reached out to H-E-B to learn why that may be.

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PINEHURST — People living in Pinehurst are beginning to wonder when they'll finally get their new H-E-B store. It's been over a year since H-E-B announced it's new location at the old Macarthur Shopping Center, also commonly known as the old Sears shopping center.

Crews demolished the shopping center last year, but not much progress has been made since. 12News reached out to H-E-B to learn why that may be.

Martha A. Barrera with public affairs released this statement:

"At this time it is premature for H-E-B to comment on specific plans for this property. We will share details as they become available."

Harry Vine is the code enforcement officer, flood plane manager, and building inspector in Pinehurst. He said lots of people are wondering what the hold up is.

Vine said unfortunately, he's not sure when he'll have an exact answer for them.

"From what I've heard right now I don't think we'll see anything in the immediate future, like next six months, but as time goes by that may change," said Vine.

He said flooding after Harvey may have something to do with the delay.

"My guess is that due to all of the damage up and down the Texas coast that's probably put them back behind in there timeline as to putting in new stores and improving stores," said Vine.

Vine went on to explain that the store is under what's called a 380 agreement. It allows for the owner of a property or business generating sales tax to have some of that sales tax rebated back to them. This helps defray some costs of setting up and providing a new business.

Part of that agreement is H-E-B's decision to put in a traffic light and make improvements to drainage systems and water lines. Vine said it's a great way for the city to improve its infrastructure without having to put out the money as far as financing. He said both the business and the city benefit mutually, because overtime they repay H-E-B for the improvements through the sales tax they generate.

Under the agreement, Vine believes they have until 2021 to start their projects. If they decide to not follow through with the agreement, they must notify the city. So far, Vine said there's been no indication that they may do otherwise.

Vine said like a lot of things, we have to just be patient and wait. Once he knows something, he said he'll be sure to give out an update.

Even though Vine isn't expecting any movement anytime soon, he said that could change very quickly. Lots of businesses have been inquiring about the area, which could speed things up. He said he's excited to see the city grow.

The property sits on seven acres of land. Vine believes the store will be around 68-70 thousand square-feet, similar to the one on College and 11th in Beaumont. He said we could be looking at 200 to 300 full-time and part-time jobs.

"I know a lot of people would love to have the H-E-B here tomorrow, it's just something we have to be patient and I think in time everybody will be very happy," said Vine.

Kay Shelton is one of those people that's excited for the H-E-B to get there. She's operated a hair salon near the old Macarthur Shopping Center for more than 30 years.

"I love H-E-B, we got to Port Arthur to shop and Beaumont to shop at H-E-B so I'm really excited," said Shelton.

Shelton said there are just some things at H-E-B you can't get anywhere else. She's looking forward to having one closer to home.

‘I’m done,’ chief says as entire Texas FD resigns

The chief and FFs opposed being pulled from most medical calls; city admin. says medical calls are covered by ambulance service, FFs not qualifiedPINEHURST, Texas — An entire Texas volunteer fire department has resigned over a decision by city officials to remove volunteer firefighters from most medical calls.All nine members of...

The chief and FFs opposed being pulled from most medical calls; city admin. says medical calls are covered by ambulance service, FFs not qualified

PINEHURST, Texas — An entire Texas volunteer fire department has resigned over a decision by city officials to remove volunteer firefighters from most medical calls.

All nine members of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department dropped off their gear at the fire station Monday, saying the dispute with the city had reached a breaking point, according to 12 News Now.

“I’m done, you’re not going to make me lose any more sleep!” Fire Chief Shon Branham told 12 News. “We save property and lives, but we can’t get any help from anybody across the street over there. I’m done with grief, I ain’t getting paid for this!”

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The dispute stemmed from a new dispatch service contract that began on July 1, which will cost the city about $1,100 more per year than the previous contract. City Administrator Jerry Hood planned to help the city save money by pulling the volunteer firefighters from most medical calls, including assaults, breathing problems, chest pain, choking, seizures, strokes and traumatic injuries.

Branham objected to Hood deeming such calls “unnecessary” for the firefighters to respond to. Department members also claimed they were not allowed to attend city administration meetings to voice their concerns and had circulated a petition in the hopes of reversing the change, which was implemented on July 16.

Hood responded to the mass resignation in a statement Tuesday, saying the decision was made to pull firefighters from the calls because those calls were already covered by the city’s main ambulance service, Acadian Ambulance, adding that only two of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department members held EMT-B certification.

“Former Chief Branham does NOT hold the necessary certifications to provide life-saving care for all medical calls that he requested to respond to. Most first responders who did not possess the proper certification and who have no formal medical training, with the exception of CPR certification, were running emergency traffic (Lights and sirens) to medical calls often arriving minutes after Acadian Ambulance was on scene,” Hood stated, according to KFDM. “Having unqualified, non-medically trained personnel responding to calls throughout the city is not only a liability when they respond ‘hands on’ with these patients, but causes undue danger when driving with emergency lights and sirens activated, exceeding the speed limit and at times disregarding traffic control devices.”

Hood also stated that he had called Branham about eight hours before the “walk-out” offering to compromise but that Branham refused to meet with him and didn’t inform him about the plan for all of the firefighters to resign.

Medical calls in Pinehurst will continue to be covered by Acadian Ambulance and fire services will be provided by the City of Orange Fire Department following the mass resignation, Hood said.

Mod Pizza, Taco Bell: Here are the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Magnolia, Pinehurst

Read more below for the latest five new commercial permits that have been filed in the Magnolia area. (Courtesy Canva)Several new businesses and renovations are underway or coming to the Magnolia area. The following projects have been filed since May 1 through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The following information may be subject to change.1. ADV Integrity: 4027 Pinehurst Meadow, MagnoliaType of work: new const...

Read more below for the latest five new commercial permits that have been filed in the Magnolia area. (Courtesy Canva)

Several new businesses and renovations are underway or coming to the Magnolia area. The following projects have been filed since May 1 through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The following information may be subject to change.

1. ADV Integrity: 4027 Pinehurst Meadow, Magnolia

Type of work: new construction

Timeline: May 30-Oct. 17

Estimated cost: $1.2 million

Square footage: 15,700 square feet

Scope: new construction of office space and assembly space

2. Garages of Texas Phase 1A: FM 1488 and Greenfield Forest Lane, Magnolia

Type of work: new construction

Timeline: July 1, 2022-Jan. 30, 2023

Estimated cost: $2.5 million

Square footage: 33,582 square feet

Scope: new construction for Garages of Texas

3. Myrtle Gardens amenity improvements: Spur 149 and Myrtle Gardens Boulevard, Magnolia

Type of work: new construction

Timeline: Aug. 1-Nov. 1

Estimated cost: $385,450

Square footage: 119,236 square feet

Scope: sidewalk, playground, site furniture, landscape and irrigation for a new community by Pulte Group

4. Mod Pizza-Magnolia West: 13650 FM 1488, Magnolia

Type of work: new construction

Timeline: July 1-Oct. 1

Estimated cost: $400,000

Square footage: 2,760 square feet

Scope: interior build-out

5. Taco Bell

32011 Decker Prairie Road, Pinehurst

Type of work: new construction

Timeline: July 1-Nov. 15

Estimated cost: $375,000

Square footage: 2,283 square feet

Scope: construction of a new Taco Bell

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Pinehurst firefighters resign due to frustration with city administration

Chief Branham told 12News the city administrator cut off a number of calls for firefighters to respond to in an effort to save money.PINEHURST, Texas — The entire Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department made the decision to resign after frustrations with the city's administration hit a tipping point.Nine men and women arrived to the station Monday evening to drop off their gear for the last time.This result dates back weeks of conflict between firefighters and Pinehurst city administration."This will be the...

Chief Branham told 12News the city administrator cut off a number of calls for firefighters to respond to in an effort to save money.

PINEHURST, Texas — The entire Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department made the decision to resign after frustrations with the city's administration hit a tipping point.

Nine men and women arrived to the station Monday evening to drop off their gear for the last time.

This result dates back weeks of conflict between firefighters and Pinehurst city administration.

"This will be the third time we've tried this. I'm done, you're not going to make me lose any more sleep!," Chief Shon Branham said.

Chief Branham tells 12News this all started last month when the new city manager took office.

The Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department began a contract with a new dispatch service in Bridge City on July 1.

That contract costs $14,100 per year (averaging $25 per call over a three year span). Their previous contract costs $13,000.

"They're going to bicker over less than $100 a month, that's ridiculous," Branham exclaimed.

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He says the city manager, Jerry Hood, believes cutting the number of calls will lower the cost but Branham says that's not the case ($14,100 is price in contract no matter the number of calls).

During a meeting between Branham, Hood and others last month, Branham told 12News the city decided to eliminate certain calls, deemed "unnecessary" for the fire department to respond to:

Assaults, breathing problems, chest pain, child birth, choking, diabetic emergencies, falls, overdose, seizures, stroke, traumatic injury, person down or unconscious

Since June 16, first responders at Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department have not been able to go to those types of calls. (Acadian has been responding)

"I'm sorry, I beg to differ. It's a necessary call, we are first responders," Branham said.

Firefighters were still allowed to respond to fire alarms, gas leaks, down powerlines, known cardiac arrest (CPR in progress) & MVC with fluid on ground.

With every volunteer now gone, Pinehurst resident Thomas Conway says no longer having these men and women serve the city is "Bottom line scary."

Conway told 12News that these first responders have helped save his mother several times after she's had a stroke.

"There's been times where we've needed assistance and this fire department was the first to respond, way ahead of Acadian," Conway said.

He questions why the city would do this now in the middle of a pandemic.

"We in the middle of an uncertain time and one of our main resources, you're telling them not to respond," Conway told 12News.

He also claims he was cutoff by city officials when trying to share his concerns with them.

RELATED: Pinehurst firefighters file petition against city stand-down move

The volunteer fire department even created a petition to try and change the city's mind, but to no avail.

"We save property and lives, but we can't get any help from anybody from across the street over there," Branham emphasized. "I'm done with grief, I ain't getting paid for this!"

Branham, whose served as Pinehurst's chief for nearly a decade, told 12News he's also had to fight the city for new equipment.

Shortly after the resignations, Branham got on the phone with Bridge City dispatch and encouraged them to direct 911 calls (inside the city of Pinehurst) to West Orange or Bridge City if firefighters are needed.

Pinehurst administrator Jerry Hood tells 12News he is "disappointed and disheartened in the blatantly false information" Branham has been relaying to the media and citizens of Pinehurst.

Hood says "at no time was there a stoppage or denial for fire and medical services." Orange Fire Department is currently providing fire services for the City of Pinehurst and medical services have been and will continue to be provided by Acadian Ambulance Services.

MORE| Read full response from Pinehurst Interim City Administrator here

BREAKING: The entire Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department have decided to resign after frustrations with the city’s administration. Nine men & women dropped off their gear at the station Monday evening for the last time. I’ll have more details coming up on @12NewsNow at 10. pic.twitter.com/15twbloKal

— H. Tyler Seggerman (@TylerSeggerman) July 28, 2020

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Pinehurst Man Borrowed Neighbors Car To Commit Burglaries: Police

Michael Armando Lopez, 25, was taking his neighbors car after she went to sleep to commit car burglaries in the area, police said.Patch StaffPINEHURST, TX — A man, who investigators described as a serial car burglar, was arrested and faces several felony charges. Police said 25-year-old Michael Armando Lopez was taking his neighbor's car after she went to sleep at night, and driving to areas nearby where he committed several burglaries.Deputies who were already investigating a rash of car burglaries in the area o...

Michael Armando Lopez, 25, was taking his neighbors car after she went to sleep to commit car burglaries in the area, police said.

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PINEHURST, TX — A man, who investigators described as a serial car burglar, was arrested and faces several felony charges. Police said 25-year-old Michael Armando Lopez was taking his neighbor's car after she went to sleep at night, and driving to areas nearby where he committed several burglaries.

Deputies who were already investigating a rash of car burglaries in the area of Decker Woods, Goodson Loop, and the Coe Road areas around Pinehurst, were called to a home in the 700 block of Pond Circle on Feb. 1.

A woman at that address told investigators she believed someone was using her car during the night and returning the car prior to the morning, all without her knowledge.

Deputies set up surveillance in the area that night and saw a man, later identified as Lopez, using the woman's car and driving to the areas were other car burglaries were reported.

Deputies tried to stop the car but Lopez refused to pull over, and fled from deputies at a high rate of speed, police said.

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During the pursuit, Lopez ran off the road and crash into a utility pole near the intersection of Price Lane and Goodson Loop.

Police said Lopez got out of the car and fled on foot. Police set up a perimeter and began a search for the suspect, and he was found hiding in a home nearby.

Police said Lopez had a key fob from the stolen car in his pocket along with narcotics.

Lopez was arrested and charged with multiple crimes including unauthorized use of motor vehicle, evading arrest with a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Lopez had committed numerous burglaries over a span of about two weeks. Lopez is being held in the Montgomery County Jail and has bail amounts totaling $12,000, officials said.

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