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At Always Best Care, we find out what’s important to you and make sure you can keep enjoying those things for years to come. If you prefer to stay in your own home, we can provide experienced caregivers to help you with everything from feeding and bathing to running errands. If your best option includes moving to an assisted living facility, we’ll help you find one that meets your care needs as well as your budget, all at no cost to you. It all starts with finding out what’s important to you. We offer care consultations and assisted living placement as free services to help you live comfortably.

 

Always Best Care is Baton Rouge’s only free assisted living placement service. Our senior care professionals provide no-cost consulting to find the right assisted living option for you or your loved one. Search and compare in-home options and assisted living facilities with the compassionate guidance of our respectful, caring placement coordinators. Together, we can find a senior care solution that makes both you and your loved one feel comfortable and well taken care of.


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SAGE TEST to determine cognitive decline

By     |    July 10, 2014
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Scientists Develop At-Home Test For Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease   Researchers say the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, or SAGE test, is an efficient way to test large numbers of people for decline in cognitive abilities. The decline in these brain skills are often early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Patients can take the SAGE test at home without supervision; the test takes no more than 15 minutes to finish completely. Published [...]

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Pressure Ulcers

By     |    June 30, 2014
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Pressure Ulcers: Bony prominences are most susceptible to pressure ulcers because they have the least amount of cushioning. Which pressure points are vulnerable for a particular patient depends on the position in which most of that patient’s time is spent. Pressure Points to Remember CAUSES OF PRESSURE ULCERS PRESSURE Especially over bony prominences, where bones are near skin surface and have little protective padding FRICTION Spasticity, movements, etc.; pulling or dragging across sheets can cause [...]

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Heat Related Health Emergencies for Seniors

By     |    June 23, 2014
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Although summertime is coming to an end, the temperatures are still very high.  Seniors are at risk for heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and other heat related emergencies.  Heat exhaustion is caused by losing large amounts of fluid through sweating.  Knowing how to recognize heat exhaustion and what to do can help protect seniors to a heat-related emergency.   Symptoms can include fatigue, nausea, chills and headache.  The skin will be clammy and moist with a pale or flushed complexion.  Other warning [...]