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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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“Kingsley, first may I say what a wonderful person Aggie has been during this week helping my wife on her return from Knollwood. She is most attentive, helpful and pleasant. It is hard to find a nicer person to have sharing ones home. We are very pleased you chose her to be with us.”

debi C.

“I would like to thank you for your professional care and handling of my Mom’s extended home care. When I called you for assistance with Thelma’s home care needs you were such a good listener and I could feel your warmth and good spirit over the phone”

Olga D.

“I would like to take sometime to commend our caregiver Holly for the wonderful job she is doing with my dad by providing in home care. She is caring, engaging , and provides professional services and the best companionship for my Dad !! Great job to Always Best Care !!!!”

lori L.

“Our 85 year old mother needed overnight care following repeated hospitalizations over a 9 month period and ensuing hospice care. We called Kingsley, the Director, who was kind, gracious, professional, and knowledgeable. Flexible scheduling was also a priority and we always received immediate attention. The Director even brought over the PCAs personally to introduce them and would visit to ensure our mother’s needs were being met.The office staff and PCAs were kind and professional. Overall would highly recommend this agency.”

Kristin B.

“Their professionalism and response to questions and concerns. They were the only agency that said they could help us for the care of my husband. The care takers are responsible, and really care for the person and caretaker. Their secretary is very professional and helpful and always gets back to me. Kingsley is fantastic, professional, caring, and goes over an beyond his call of his profession. We are very thankful for Always Best Care and I have recommended them to friends and rehab centers.”

Annette G.

“Always Best Care of Greater Worcester is wonderful. The person who answers the telephone (her name is Donna), and she's older like we are. She has a clue about what we're talking about when we're asking for help and why, so it becomes a very personal conversation. I was introduced to the director. He is an RN, plus a few other things. When he comes in to do the assessment for what you need, he works really hard at putting together the right caregiver with the person asking. He was just absolutely lovely. We needed somebody who could drive to do errands, and then I needed help with the laundry and occasional meals. The caregiver picks up and tidies around. She does bathing for my husband, who is almost bedbound. She does other simple health-related things for him. For me, she helps with my bathing because I have a bad back and bad knees. She's nice, and she's sweet. She can be a little tough when she needs to be, which is what we wanted. Not to be abusive, but just someone with a firm hand. When you don't feel well, you tend to act like a 7-year-old; it doesn't matter how old you are. She is just lovely. We couldn't ask for anything better.”


“It's a great company to work there. I have learned a lot from this company. I was not left on my own when I started working, everyone is friendly and pleasant.”

Boakye V.

“Staff was very professional during consultation.”

chief M.

“The Schedulers are very professional and respectful. they work with the caregivers very well and find them the right cases. The pay is also very great”

Emelia F.

“Always Best Care is a great place to work where they really care about their clients and employees! Absolutely would recommend to anyone looking for care for themselves or a loved one, or a new job!”

Anna R.

“Your loved ones will be in great care with Always Best Care of Worcester.”

Bobbi D.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Millbury, MA work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Millbury, MA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Millbury, MA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

Respite Care Millbury, MA

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 Millbury,MA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Millbury passes moratorium on new multi-family housing construction

MILLBURY, Mass. - At Millbury’s annual Town Meeting, voters approved a temporary ban on permitting for new multi-family developments as Massachusetts communities grapple how to handle a worsening housing crisis.What You Need To Know Roughly 80% of Millbury voters opted to press pause on large-scale housing projects for 18 months, following through on an effort that began as a citizen’s petition. Town Manager Sean Hendricks believes those voters don’t necessarily have negative views on afforda...

MILLBURY, Mass. - At Millbury’s annual Town Meeting, voters approved a temporary ban on permitting for new multi-family developments as Massachusetts communities grapple how to handle a worsening housing crisis.

What You Need To Know

Roughly 80% of Millbury voters opted to press pause on large-scale housing projects for 18 months, following through on an effort that began as a citizen’s petition. Town Manager Sean Hendricks believes those voters don’t necessarily have negative views on affordable housing, rather they’re concerned about doing too much too soon without the proper planning to back it up.

“The impetus behind this particular moratorium was just sort of make sure that before we do a lot more multi-family development in town, we get clearer, more substantive rules in place regarding multi-family housing," Hendricks said.

Millbury’s current zoning bylaws don’t address multi-family housing in any substantive way, but town officials had started to update them before the moratorium vote.

For some residents, concerns trace back to projects like the proposed Rice Pond Village at 17 Rice Street. In the small residential neighborhood, some neighbors believe its nearly 200 proposed apartments would put a strain on town resources and turn the mellow slice of Millbury into a traffic headache.

“There’s constant discussion about how do we balance between being the Millbury these folks grew up in, understanding the fact that population has exploded over the last 30, 40, 50 years," Hendricks said. "How do we retain our character without losing the folks who made Millbury what it is?”

The moratorium makes references to the rate and volume at which new multifamily projects have been getting permits compared to other points in the town's history. Given the demand for affordable housing across the state, it seems it's only a matter of time before every town grapples with this question of how much it can do to provide new housing opportunities.

“It is an important conversation, it is a big conversation, we’d like it to be a bigger conversation because I don’t think everyone understands or pays attention to how dire the situation is," Hendricks said. "It’s not going to get any better until we address it.”

Under the moratorium, large projects like Rice Pond Village still have a possible path to construction with a state appeal, but Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Executive Director Leah Bradley believes it makes progress trickier.

“Moratoriums like this really exacerbate the issue because what we need is housing at all income levels," Bradley said. "When we talk about moratoriums, it slows down the process of us being able to house our recent graduates, seniors on fixed incomes.”

Before the moratorium takes effect, it will need to be reviewed by the state attorney general’s office to make sure it falls within state laws.

'Fix My Frankenhouse,' a new HGTV show, begins in Millbury

Special to the Telegram & GazetteWhen your home has become a monster of horrific design and scary renovations, then you have a Frankenhouse, and a new HGTV home renovation series, "Fix My Frankenhouse," premiering April 23, shows how to get out of the nightmare.As the name humorously suggests, this series focuses on turning houses t...

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When your home has become a monster of horrific design and scary renovations, then you have a Frankenhouse, and a new HGTV home renovation series, "Fix My Frankenhouse," premiering April 23, shows how to get out of the nightmare.

As the name humorously suggests, this series focuses on turning houses that are a mix of mismatched parts and badly executed renovations into functional, flowing beautiful homes, and Worcester County is the focus of the first episode.

The series kicks off with a poorly functioning — but much loved — Millbury house dating to the early 1900s, which was in need of some expert TLC from "Fix My Frankenhouse’s" hosts, Stoughton-based home renovation/interior design duo, Mike and Denese Butler.

The husband and wife team, who head The Perfect Vignette home renovations company, are new to the reality TV world. But they had some help feeling at home during the filming from their fathers, John Butler and Peter Doyle, who are both master carpenters and appear in the series.

“Denese’s dad is a natural,” Mike says of his father-in-law’s TV appearances. “My dad is not so bad,” he laughs. “It was a fun journey for us all.”

Mike grew up in Lexington and Denese in Mattapan, but their careers took them to New York City, where Denese worked in design, while Mike was involved in major commercial construction projects. After moving to Jersey City and starting a family, in 2019 the couple decided to move closer to their families to raise their three sons.

The home in Millbury in Episode One shows the result of poor overall planning, with a kitchen that doesn’t function at all. Mike says he took one look and could see what needed to be done: So, dramatically, walls came down and space was opened up for a more free flowing environment, and walls went up to extend functional space.

As the series will reveal, unlike the disparate parts of the houses they get to work on, the Butlers are opposites that blend well together. While Denese concentrates on design details and creating something personal for the owners, Mike refigures the overall layout, but, says Dense, “We are both very detail oriented. When it comes down to aesthetics, I am very subjective, I see what the client wants. I am very confident in my decisions.”

But Mike sees the big picture.

“I have worked on homes, I have worked on skyscrapers,” adds Mike. “I always tell homeowners to slow down, consider the whole house. Otherwise, you limit the possibilities.”

Denese says she never considered a career in TV and calls this a dream gig. It certainly happened at the right time: in March 2020, just as the pandemic shutdown meant a considerable loss of work and income, it pretty much dropped into their lap.

“I was posting lots of photos on Instagram and a producer saw them and contacted us,” said Denese. She had no qualms about performing either: “I feel I’m always on stage. I think that comes from dance classes and I taught fitness classes in New York. I don’t mind feeling like all eyes are on me. It gives me a great sense of confidence.”

Mike was a bit more reticent about being on-camera, “I saw I had to help Mike feel more comfortable with it,” she added.

When all six episodes were filmed and done with, Mike admits he felt relief, but also satisfied with the work.

“I’m used to the pressure of performing in the work environment and I’m not scared of a challenge,” he says. “In construction, we do what we need to do to accomplish the goal. I feel I accomplished something with this.”

“But,” he adds, “I am naturally an introvert. I was extremely out of my comfort zone, so I had to figure that out. Denese was born for TV, she’s a natural star.”

"Fix My Frankenhouse" premieres Sunday, April 23, at 9 p.m. EST on HGTV, with simultaneous streaming on discovery+. HGTV.com


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