Always Best Care Provides Insight on Aging

Always Best Care Provides Insight on Aging, Chispa MagazineIn support of family caregivers nationwide and National Family Caregiver Month in November, Always Best Care Senior Services Chief Executive Officer Michael Newman is providing Chispa the best advice for helping families identify the need for increased care for their loved ones at home.

Founded in 1996, Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and is one of the fastest growing senior care franchise systems in the USA and Canada. It was recently recognized with several industry leader distinctions and also honored those among its own 5,000+ caregiver network with its annual awards series.

“With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, very few of us are free from the vital and very difficult role of caring for an aging parent or other loved one,” says Michael Newman.

“There is hardly a job more important or more emotionally, physically and financially challenging. In support of National Family Caregiver Month, I not only salute caregivers everywhere—including our very own network of 5,000+ women and men—who are dedicated to providing quality and compassionate care, but I also am pleased to provide the following tips that might help families better recognize the need for increased care for their mother or father at home.”

Five signs your loved one may need more care at home:

  1. Failure to Thrive
    Your senior has difficulty with daily activities; doesn’t eat well; isn’t showering as often as before; can’t keep the house as clean; isn’t dressing as well.
  2. Chronic Health Conditions
    Your loved one may be getting sick more often; losing or gaining weight; becoming more frail; having difficulty walking or with balance issues; or needing more time to recover from colds.
  3. Behavioral Changes
    He or she has become more forgetful, more agitated, and is having mood swings.
  4. Medication Management Issues
    Your mom or dad are forgetting to take prescribed medications.
  5. Socialization Declines
    Conversations are getting shorter; there’s less community involvement, and less engagement with friends.

Photo by Daniel Nanescu

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Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Editor-in-Chief at Chispa Magazine
Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.

Mavian Arocha-Rowe

Mavian Arocha-Rowe is known as an asset to the business and communications industry and is motivating and advocating “your authenticity should be your strategy,” for all women, regardless of their season and roles. For the past 20 years she has directed magazines, plus multiple art and marketing departments as creative director and brand manager. What supersedes all of her great career moves is her role as wife and mother living in Atlanta. Challenging herself to discover and bravely pursue the calling for her life, Arocha-Rowe helps other women discover and pursue their life’s assignment. She is a passionate, and loud-laughing speaker on the topic of purposefully redeemed, and mentors young women so they can exercise a mind that is doctrinally pure, along with a heart that beats toward sanctification. She will almost never turn down Marlow’s Tavern double-tavern cheeseburger, a cooking-demonstration from Leaning Ladder, or any opportunity to head to Miami to spend time with family.