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Giving Back

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Benefits of Music for Seniors

An article written by UMH references a study conducted at the University of Miami School of Medicine which revealed that music therapy leads to increased secretion levels of “feel-good” brain chemicals such as melatonin, serotonin, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and prolactin in Alzheimer’s patients. The results are astounding: music can boost mood, reduce stress and agitation, foster positive social interactions, coordinate motor function, and facilitate cognition. Even as the disease progresses and cognitive function declines, the human brain still naturally responds to music. And the benefits continue long after the music stops playing.

FBC Giving Back

That is why we have partnered with Gretchen Yanover and the Mercer Island Senior Center to provide regular musical programs for the residents of that community. Check out this awesome video of Gretchen playing Turnaround.

 

This is one of the many ways that Family Best Care goes beyond simply caring, and actually Gives Back to the community. Please follow along with our journey as we make updates on our website and Facebook page!

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Safety At Home: Protecting From Falls

Safety At Home: Protecting From Falls
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When protecting your loved one from falls – especially in the middle of the night – becomes the core of care, your family will need the right care team. A care team that is flexible, responsive, and trustworthy gives you the peace-of-mind you need to stay home during periods of recovery or late-life care.

 

YOUR TEAM:

 

The Family Best Care team is comprised of qualified professionals with years of caregiving experience. We have registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, home-care aides and live-in caregivers on staff — all licensed by the state of Washington and screened twice for security.

 

Before anyone becomes part of our team, they also undergo a rigorous selection process that includes an evaluation of their sincerity and desire to care for others. We expect and train our staff to look beyond medical challenges — and see patients as members of our extended family.

 

YOUR CARE:

 

When transitioning from the support of doctors and nurses in a hospital or skilled nursing facility to being at home, it can create anxiety in the caregivers. Will they be able to keep up with medication management? Prescription management? Bathing and bathroom assistance? Companionship?

 

In-home care with Family Best Care alleviates this worry. Our team works closely with your medical team to make sure that you’re getting the best care you need, from the comforts of your own home.

 

YOUR HOME:

 

We don’t take over; we support your style and make it comfortable for you to recover in the comfort of familiar surroundings. In the case of recovery, being in familiar surrounds leads to a faster recovery time. When you are in your familiar surroundings your body is able to rest and relax in a way that allows the body to heal. When you have the peace-of-mind that things like rides and medication management are being taken care of, you can rest that much deeper. Read more about the benefits of healing at home in our April blog post.

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5 Benefits of In-Home Care

Sometimes the best move is to stay where you are.

Life has a way of presenting us with challenges. Sometimes those challenges become more than we can handle, and then it’s time to seek help. If you or a loved-one is in need in-home care, here are 5 things to consider:

The comforts of home

We all know the feeling of coming home after a long day of work, or arriving home after a long trip. It is such a comfort to be in our own space to rest and rejuvenate. Studies have shown that recovery happens more quickly in familiar surroundings. Whether you need help after a big life event life an accident, or to assist an ageing parent, in-home care can help you stay in that comfortable place.

Affordable compared to nursing homes

In-home care can be an affordable option as opposed to skilled nursing or assisted living. It is often much less per hour to use an in-home service than it is for live-in care. This is especially true when you’re able to craft a personalized package that provides you with just the right amount of care to fit your needs.

Personalized care [one-on-one]

With in-home care, the assistance you’re getting is custom-crafted to fit your individual needs. This can be anything from assistance with medications and other personal needs, to transportation to appointments, all the way to companion care. You always get the specific care you need with in-home care.

Peace of mind for you

In the case of helping an ageing parent, it can be a heavy weight on the shoulders to wonder if everything is ok at home. With in-home care, you have the peace of mind that someone is checking in and keeping an eye on how ageing parents are progressing at home.

Familiar surroundings = faster recovery

In the case of recovery, being in familiar surrounds leads to a faster recovery time. When you are in your familiar surroundings your body is able to rest and relax in a way that allows the body to heal. When you have the peace-of-mind that things like rides and medication management is being taken care of, you can rest that much deeper.

 

In-home care is the preferred way to help yourself and your loved ones get through those tough times in life. Reach out today to start discussing what relief we can bring to you and your family.

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Quality Care for the Whole Family

At Family Best Care our passion is providing quality home care. Caretaking is a very personal process and we’ve dedicated our time and energy into making sure our clients receive the best care possible. We strive for integrity in our caregiving by attending to the little things that matter most to you and your family.

We recognize how challenging and stressful providing great care can be for family members. That’s why we offer a variety of services from basic household assistance like meal prep and running errands to senior medical assistance like hospice care and respite services. We specialize in dealing with elderly patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia and only employ qualified professionals with years of caregiving experience. With us, there’s no need to worry that you’ll be left out in the cold. We treat everyone involved — the patient, family members, and friends — with the same level of care we would want for our own loved ones.

When you’re ready to explore your care options, you can contact Family Best Care and speak to a knowledgeable care manager. We offer same-day appointments (we will come to you!) and can have a caregiver in your home the very next day. At Family Best Care our goal is to treat your family like our own and reduce the stress of caring for your loved ones. That’s why we make sure everyone involved is welcomed to the table and has a voice in selecting the right caretaker. Our family of caregivers are more than in-home care professionals, they’re your personal team! Welcome to the Family!

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Explore Family Care Options

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to home care, because different situations and different patients have different needs. There is, however, an ideal way to ensure all of those needs are met and your loved ones are involved. Its called Family Care Options.

Family Best Care provides both long and short term care options. Whether you just need a little extra care for a few weeks after an operation or long term personal care for an ailing family member, we’re here to help. We start with a free consultation, providing expert guidance to help our clients determine the right course of care. And when it’s time to put that plan into action, we treat everyone involved — the patient, family members, and friends — with the same level of care we would want for our own loved ones. We provide the services you want and need to thrive – basic housekeeping, medication reminders, laundry service, companionship, and a host of other options.

At Family Best Care, we strive to do more than simply provide quality home care. We work to keep you comfortable and happy day to day. We offer compassion. We preserve dignity. We build trust. We care for you like family.

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We Work Hard So You Don’t Have To

Caregiving is an act of love and respect. Here at Family Best Care we recognize how challenging and stressful providing quality care can be for family members. That’s why we offer a variety of services from basic household assistance like meal prep and running errands to senior services like hospice care and respite services. We specialize in dealing with elderly patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia and only employ qualified professionals with years of caregiving experience.

Regardless of what your home care needs are, Family Best Care has the services to keep your loved one thriving. Whether it’s help with transportation to appointments, medicine distribution, personal hygiene assistance, or simple companionship, Family Best Care has you covered. Our family of caregivers are more than in-home care professionals, they’re your support system!

With one phone call, you can speak to a knowledgeable care manager and receive the information you are looking for. By calling 425-647-8510, we can get you started on your home care journey. We offer same-day appointments (we will come to you!) and can have a caregiver in your home the very next day. At Family Best Care our goal is to treat your family like our own and reduce the stress of caring for your loved ones.

Let us handle the day to day care needs so that you can continue to enjoy your time with your family.

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Can Your Team Be Trusted? Ours Can!

We’re rarely more vulnerable than when we’re ill or age begins to “catch up” with us. In your times of need, do you have trusted individuals that you know will show up and provide quality assistance? With Family Best Care, you’ll have the peace of mind that your team can always be trusted to be by your side when care is needed.

We strive to provide you with quality, high-end personal and home care services that will allow you to spend less time sweating the small stuff and more time enjoying your day-to-day activities. Our services range from personal care (bathing, showering, dressing and grooming) to home care (grocery shopping, helping with errands, cleaning, assistance with personal travel and home projects), so you’ll never have to worry about if your needs will be able to be met. We set our standards high and aim to ensure a better life lived. Stop guessing if you’ll have the right care in your times of need and call Family Best Care. They can always be trusted to show up and help out!

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Family Best Care Fits Your Life!


We all need support at some point in our lives. We rely on each other for physical, mental, and emotional support when times are tough. Offering support is not only a form of caring; it’s also necessary in order to maintain balance in a system. At Family Best Care, we want to be that crutch that you can lean on whenever you or a loved one needs a little extra support. We’re an organization aimed at helping and relieving any stress that comes with the responsibility of caring for family, and just like you, we understand the challenges that accompany that.

Why choose Family Best Care in your time of need? The answer is simple – we fit your life! We provide home care, so you or your loved one can receive the attention you need in the comfort of familiar surroundings. We offer great options, so you can structure your care YOUR way. Plus, once your team is established, you’ll work with a set group of caretakers so there’s no need to reiterate your needs and preferences over and over. Family Best Care provides the kind of service that engenders trust and comfort. Call us today to discuss ways we can help support you or a loved one!

 

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Why Choose Family Best Care

At Family Best Care, we strive to do more than simply provide quality home care. We offer compassion, preserve dignity and work hard to build trust with our clients and their families. These core values guide our working principles every day.

At Family Best Care, it’s our number one goal to ensure you’re getting the utmost-qualified caregiving professionals for all of your needs. We believe the top reasons for choosing Family Best Care can be summed up in our 3 primary values:

  1. The People
  2. The Culture
  3. Family Mentality

We make it a priority to ensure that those in need are not only professionally taken care of, but also accepted and treated just like family. Our staff is comprised of professionally registered nurses, home-care aids, and live-in caregivers who are rigorously screened and ready to meet your specific needs.

Our belief is that a positive culture plays a key role in the health and well-being of everyone around. To put this into practice, we’ve created a culture of community where each person’s unique personality and individual nature is celebrated – for both patients and staff members. We understand that every family has unique and different needs and we go above-and-beyond in offering personalized help.

Finally, we treat every patient as if they are family members. We give your family the same loving care we’d lavish on our own parents, siblings, or children.

We invite you to contact us for a free consultation with an experienced care specialist who will help determine what’s right for your needs or visit familybestcare.com to learn more.

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Our Family of Caregivers Become Your Family’s Support

Home Care

Caregiving is an act of love and respect. Here at Family Best Care we recognize how challenging and stressful providing quality care can be for family members. That’s why we offer a variety of services from basic household assistance like meal prep and running errands to senior services like hospice care and respite services. We specialize in dealing with elderly patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia and only employ qualified professionals with years of caregiving experience.

Regardless of what your home care needs are, Family Best Care has the services to keep your loved one thriving. Whether it’s help with transportation to appointments, medicine distribution, personal hygiene assistance, or simple companionship, Family Best Care has you covered. Our family of caregivers are more than in-home care professional, they’re your support system!

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