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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.”

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“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”

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“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 !!!!”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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!”

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

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

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Affordable Care Plans

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

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

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

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

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

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

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

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

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

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

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

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

Respite Care Upton, 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 Upton,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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Blackstone Valley Vocational To Bring Back 'ACE' Workshop

UPTON, MA — A Wellesley-based contractors trade group will bring its "ACE" program back to Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School this spring. The eight-week course focuses on the architecture, construction and engineering fields.Here's more from an AGC of MA news release: The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) is once again providing an eight-week ACE (architecture/construction/engineering) program at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical Hig...

UPTON, MA — A Wellesley-based contractors trade group will bring its "ACE" program back to Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School this spring. The eight-week course focuses on the architecture, construction and engineering fields.

Here's more from an AGC of MA news release:

The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) is once again providing an eight-week ACE (architecture/construction/engineering) program at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, MA.

The program, an AGC MA workforce development initiative, is designed to enhance skills and support opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in construction. As part of the program’s curriculum, leaders from three AGC MA member firms (Jeff Cammuso of Shawmut Design and Construction, Kimberly Joyce of Colantonio, and Kerri Noble and Alex Toth of Consigli) are leading sessions as ACE mentors and sharing their experiences and expertise with students.

“This invaluable partnership provides our students with exposure to a host of professional career paths and allows them to explore facets of the construction sector that they might otherwise have never considered” says Thomas Belland, Vocational Director at Blackstone Valley Tech. “We are thrilled to welcome AGC MA and its member organizations back to our school for their fourth year of providing ACE support.”

AGC MA’s partnership with Blackstone Valley Tech is part of a larger initiative to increase awareness by young people of career opportunities in construction, a vital industry facing challenging workforce shortages.

“Today’s construction industry offers a wide range of well-paying professional opportunities, from building job sitework to technical and administrative roles,” says John Ferrante, CEO of AGC MA. “Exposing talented young people like the students at Blackstone Valley Tech to the many lucrative and rewarding career paths in construction is essential to the future health and growth of the industry and to the economy as a whole.”

AGC MA is a chapter of the national Associated General Contractors of America which provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest in partnership with its Chapters.

AGC MA received its charter in 1924 and was incorporated in 1935. The chapter has 200 members in locations ranging from Cape Cod to the New York border. Its mission is to provide its members with powerful programs, services, and initiatives that strengthen their competitive advantage and promote the economic strength of the commercial construction industry in the Commonwealth.

Upton Joins Massachusetts Hockey As Assistant Coach

AMHERST, Mass.– University of Massachusetts hockey has hired Tom Upton as an assistant coach, contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, head coach Greg Carvel announced on Tuesday. Upton comes to UMass following a two-year stint as head coach and general manager of the Madison Capitols of the United States Hocke...

AMHERST, Mass.– University of Massachusetts hockey has hired Tom Upton as an assistant coach, contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, head coach Greg Carvel announced on Tuesday. Upton comes to UMass following a two-year stint as head coach and general manager of the Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

"I am very excited to announce Tom Upton as our new assistant coach and to welcome him, his wife Sarah and their young family to the University of Massachusetts," said Carvel. "Tommy is an experienced recruiter, has worked at many levels of hockey, and this past year proved that he is also an exceptional coach. Serving as head coach and general manager of the Madison Capitals, Tommy built that team and coached them to the USHL Finals, a first in that organization's history. Tommy has earned an outstanding reputation for his work ethic, his ability to recruit and to coach. Beyond all of this, and most importantly, I see him as an excellent fit with our program and culture."

"My family and I are extremely excited to join the UMass and Amherst communities," said Upton. "I would like to thank the administration at UMass as well as Greg Carvel and his staff for their diligence during this process and for allowing me to join their hockey program. Being able to work for a top program in college hockey and alongside a great coach like Greg Carvel and the other staff members is something I am very grateful and thankful for. I hope to help carry on the tremendous culture and expectation that has been created here. Once I came to campus and felt how special not only the University is, but also how special the people are, I was hooked. Let's get to work!"

With more than a decade of coaching experience to his credit, Upton has mentored over 20 players who signed NHL contracts, two Hobey Baker Award winners and a Hobey Baker Award Top 10 finalist.

Upton began his tenure in Madison in April 2020 and coached his first season behind the bench in 2021-22, leading the Capitols to a record of 30-29-3-0. The squad won seven of its last 10 games to reach the Clark Cup Final.

Upton, a native of Austin, Texas, joined Madison following three years as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst. While at Mercyhurst, Upton helped lead the Lakers to an Atlantic Hockey regular season title as the Lakers' offense ranked eighth in the nation.

He played collegiate hockey at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point from 2006-2010 where he posted two goals and 11 assists over the course of 89 games. Upton appeared in five games, scoring one goal for the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League before beginning his coaching career with the Pointers. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach for his alma mater, recruiting a team that made three straight Division III Frozen Four appearances earning one National Championship and two National Championship runner-up finishes.

Upton went onto become an assistant coach with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders during the 2013-14 season before moving into a head coach and general manager position with the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League. During his tenure with the Magicians, he led the team to their first postseason appearance in franchise history.

After two seasons with the Minnesota Magicians, Upton joined the Youngstown Phantoms as an assistant coach, and helped to draft a team that was named the 2017-18 Eastern Conference Champions and Clark Cup Final Runner-Up.

For continued coverage of UMass hockey, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@UMassHockey) and on Facebook at facebook.com/UMassHockey.

Upton residents to vote on $12 million community center next month

Editor's note: This story has been amended to correct that the Upton Town Library is at 2 Main St and that the Council on Aging is at 2 Farm St. The address for each was incorrect in the original version. UPTON — A $12.4 million proposal for a new building to house the town library and senior center will become reality if residents approve next month, at both Town Meeting and the annual town election.Construction would begin this summer.The so-called Upton Community Center would be built on ...

Editor's note: This story has been amended to correct that the Upton Town Library is at 2 Main St and that the Council on Aging is at 2 Farm St. The address for each was incorrect in the original version.

UPTON — A $12.4 million proposal for a new building to house the town library and senior center will become reality if residents approve next month, at both Town Meeting and the annual town election.

Construction would begin this summer.

The so-called Upton Community Center would be built on a town-owned parking lot at 9 Milford St. (Rte. 140), adjacent to the Upton VFW Post and VFW Memorial playground.

The project will first go to Town Meeting on May 6, where it needs a two-thirds majority to pass, said Board of Selectmen Chairman Brett Mimas. Next is the annual town election on May 11, where it must be approved by a simple majority, he said.

Should the proposal win approval at both events, construction could begin in July.

The center will bring the town library and senior center into one 15,000-square-foot, handicap-accessible building on one floor, and feature the following:

The facility is proposed to be open seven days a week with a projected cost of about $12.4 million.

The site expansion will include a shared parking agreement with the VFW that will ensure 85 parking spaces for the center.

According to the Upton Center Business District Revitalization plan, the goal of the project is to not only address decades-long issues at the current library and senior center, but to also increase walkability, combine inter-generational programs, make the town more connected and serve as the anchor for the town's downtown revitalization plan.

The revitalization plan was approved in May 2019, and includes improving sidewalks, landscaping, adding local businesses and creating more housing to the center of town.

Increasing housing for the larger population of older residents is something the town has been focusing on, according to Mimas. In the last few years, he said the town has increased its number of 55-plus housing units by more than 200%.

Rushford & Sons Brewhouse, a locally owned microbrewery at 8 Grove St., opened in December and is the newest business to open within the center of town.

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“It’s time to expand," said Library Director Matthew Bachtold. "Upton's been trying to get a new library for longer than I've worked here, and I’ve been here for 17 years.”

The library is not handicap accessible, it's too small for the community it serves, has several infrastructure issues and it can’t provide all of the services it wants, said Bachtold.

The library has about 4,400 registered accounts, he said. In 2019, an average of 370 of people per week checked out some 700 materials.

“There’s a running joke that the library trustees have never been able to meet in the library,” Bachtold said in reference to the library’s small size. But the new community center will allow the library to increase its inventory, programs and study space, as well as add a conference room.

Bachtold said the conference room will be a huge benefit for events like speaker presentations. Currently, library-sponsored events must be held at other town-owned spaces, he said.

If the current library does close, Bachtold said it will serve as space for other town organizations to use in the short term. He said the space could be open for other businesses looking to move into town, as part of the town’s downtown revitalization plan.

During the annual Town Meeting on May 6, residents will be asked to vote on appropriating $12 million for the community center project and in a separate article, will vote on transferring up to $560,000 from the Community Preservation Undesignated Fund Balance to fund construction of the center's playground.

Since 2004, the town has been working toward fixing unmet needs at both the library and senior center, namely several accessibility issues and being undersized for the community it serves, according to the project's 2019 feasibility study.

The current library at 2 Main St. covers about 3,000 square feet and is located on the lower level of Holy Angels Catholic Church, which was built around 1850, according to the study. The Historical Society Museum is above the library in the same building and is about 2,000 square feet.

The Council on Aging is leasing out about 4,000 square feet at 2 Farm St. Like the library, it's undersized for the community and has minimal parking, according to the study.

In March 2019, the town contracted with Marion-based Turowski2 Architecture to conduct a feasibility study in combining the library and the Council on Aging, along with other historical and recreational services. Funding was appropriated in November 2019, with design work beginning last August.

A public hearing for the project’s site plan will be held during a Planning Board meeting on April 27. Visit Uptonma.gov to check out other articles being voted on for the upcoming Town Meeting in May.

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