Best of Care President and COO speaks to students at Providence College

Providence, RI March 2017

Best of Care President and COO, Kevin Smith returned to his alma mater to participate in a panel discussion. The panel consisted of three PC alums who shared the ways their history degrees have shaped their professional careers.

PC history

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Best of Care and Brockton VNA (BVNA) Forge Partnership

Quincy, MA, March 2017  

Best of Care has entered into a new phase in our relationship with Brockton VNA (BVNA), one of the state’s most respected visiting nurse associations. Best of Care has been providing home health aide service to Brockton VNA patients for more than two decades. Our relationship is now growing and expanding.

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Quincy, MA home care agency partners with Quincy College and Quincy Housing Authority to create meaningful jobs aimed at solving caregiver shortage

Quincy, MA, February 6, 2017  

Innovative Quincy program trains housing residents as health aides

What an interesting and productive partnership. Home health aides play some of the most important roles in health care today, with growing numbers of older people needing care in a variety of settings.

So, it is very good news that 10 students who are residents of the Quincy Housing Authority will graduate from a Home Health Aide non-credit program on Feb. 6. They are the first group of housing authority residents to complete the Home Health Aide program offered by Quincy College and the housing agency.

The graduation ceremony will be held at the Best of Care, Inc. offices, Suite 501S, 1250 Hancock St. in Quincy. The program is free, open to Quincy Housing Authority residents and will be offered again by Quincy College and Quincy Housing Authority in February 2018.

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Quincy, MA home care agency leader will offer free phone consultation to family caregivers during November – National Family Caregivers Month

Quincy, MA, November 1, 2016  – While more than 850,000 Massachusetts residents take on the responsibility of caring for an elderly or disabled loved one, they may not immediately label themselves as family caregivers.  Not strongly identifying oneself in this role may delay the search for guidance.  And not getting advice and support puts the health and well-being of both the loved one and the caregiver, at risk.

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Massachusetts home care’s three biggest challenges

Cape Cod and Plymouth, Mass, Oct  2016 – Massachusetts home care agencies care for tens of thousands of clients in their homes. You, your families, or your friends might be connected to someone either delivering or receiving home care services. What are the challenges that Best of Care and other privately-owned home care agencies across Massachusetts face in providing quality services to the broadest number of people?

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Four misconceptions about home care

Cape Cod and Plymouth, Mass, Spring  2016 – Your 93-year-old dad is a fiercely independent World War II veteran, a proud member of the Greatest Generation. He’s been living in the same house for 60 years, and has no intention of moving. Dad barely tolerated the visiting nurse and physical therapist that cared for him after his hip replacement five years ago. You and your sister take turns visiting Dad after work, bringing groceries, cooking, cleaning and making sure the house is safe. You’re pretty stressed out. But his care must come first.

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Health aide session offers tuition incentives

Hyannis, Mass, March 14,  2016 –  Your Jan. 27 story “Cape holds steady on jobs front” notes a pronounced shortage of home health and home care aides in the region. A meeting Tuesday aims to address that. The solution to this shortage must be collaboration. Best of Care Inc. and industry colleagues want to be active participants in career orientation, training and placement initiatives that unite the Cape’s schools, chambers of commerce, workforce organizations and senior communities.

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Best of Care, Inc. employees Christine Strachan and Stacey Kelsey receive 2015 Cluster awards from South Shore Elder Services

Braintree, Mass, December 16,  2015 –  Two Best of Care Inc. employees, Homemaker Christine Strachan (a resident of Hanson, MA) and Homemaker-Home Health Aide Stacey Kelsey (a resident of Randolph, MA) have received awards from South Shore Elder Services in recognition of their commitment and dedication to senior clients in the region.

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Are you in the middle of your family’s generational sandwich? How to reduce your stress.

Cape & Plymouth Business Health and Wellness, Fall  2015 – Are you simultaneously raising
children (or tending  to grandchildren),  working a part- or full-time  job and looking  after your aging
parents?  Are you constantly  feeling overwhelmed?  Welcome to the  Sandwich Generation.

Best of Care President Kevin Smith discusses “How To Reduce Your Stress” in an article published in Health & Wealth magazine.

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Best of Care Inc. moves to Presidents Place Quincy

Quincy, Mass., June 8, 2015 – Best of Care Inc., a family-owned home care agency that serves Greater Boston, South Shore and Cape Cod communities, has moved its Quincy office to the heart of Quincy’s downtown redevelopment district.

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Aging and Vision, Tips to Preserve Our Sight

Cape & Plymouth Business Health and Wellness, Spring 2015 –  A key factor in the provision of appropriate in-home care is understanding and supporting each client’s specific needs related to their level of vision…

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Family Caregivers Must Have Emergency Plans

Cape Cod and Islands, Mass., February 23, 2015  –  As this week’s near-fatal exposure of an elderly Dennis woman illustrates, even an innocent outing after a storm can have disastrous consequences if there’s no way to communicate.  We advise family caregivers to take the following steps when severe weather is forecast…

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Cape Commerce

Cape Cod and Islands, Mass., Updated February 2, 2015  –  Best of Care Inc., a family-owned homecare agency, has opened an office on Route 134 in Dennis.

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Best of Care Inc., Quincy Acquires Access Home Care of Westwood

Quincy, Mass., January 8, 2015  –  Best of Care, Inc., a Quincy-based home health care provider, has acquired Access Home Care, formerly an arm of the Julia Ruth House Adult Day Care Center in Westwood.

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Best of Care Inc., Opens Cape Cod Office; Begins Contract with Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Dennis, Mass., January 6, 2015 Best of Care Inc., a family-owned home care agency that has served Greater Boston and South Shore communities for more than three decades, has opened an office in Dennis to serve its clients on the Cape.

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Cape & Business Magazine article, January 13, 2015

Preparing for Elderly Parents to Return from the Hospital

Quincy, Mass., December 2014    Read the latest featured article from  Best of Care’s President and COO had a feature article in December 2014 Health and Wealth.

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Growing a Legacy: Best of Care, Inc.

Quincy, Mass., November 2013 Read the latest full featured article about our family business published in the November issue of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.

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Vice President Kevin Smith Joins Massachusetts Home Care Aide Council’s Executive Committee

Quincy, Mass., October 21, 2013 – The state’s association of paraprofessional home care aide services has gained a strong ally for the support they provide to elderly and disabled clients.

The Massachusetts Home Care Aide Council recently appointed Kevin Smith, vice president of family-owned and operated home health care agency Best of Care Inc., to the group’s executive committee.

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Best of Care, Inc., Acquires Boston-Based Independent Home Care

Quincy, Mass., September 9, 2013(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Family-owned and operated home health care agency Best of Care, located in Quincy, Mass., has acquired Boston-based Independence Home Care (IHC).

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New England Home Care Conference – Presentation

Mashantucket, Conn.,  June 6, 2013 Best of Care Vice President Kevin Smith will be speaking at the New England Home Care Conference on June 6, 2013 at MGM Grand Foxwoods. Alongside, Ira Yellen, President, Homecarematchkiosk.com and Deborah Hoyt, President/CEO CT Association for Healthcare at Home, Kevin will be discussing the importance of an effective website in the private pay home care market.

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Cape Cod Expansion

Cape Cod, Mass., April 2013 Best of Care proudly announces that it is now delivering home health care services on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Welcome aboard and congratulations to our newest staff members and clients ‘over the bridge.’

“Supportive Home Care Aid” Training

Quincy, Mass., March/April 2013 Best of Care’s Quincy and Raynham offices hosted Supportive Home Care Aide Training programs to further educate home health aide staff about issues including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s and Dementia, behavioral and personality disorders, mental illness, caregiver wellness, consumer boundaries and cultural competence.

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“Care of the Diabetic Client” In-Service Training

Quincy, Mass., October 3, 2012 Best of Care’s Quincy office will be hosting an in-service training session on October 3, 2012, at 4:00 pm. The in-service topic will be, “Care of the Diabetic Client.” A Best of Care RN will cover a range of talking points including nutritional goals, blood sugar, reminders, personal care and limits of care. All Best of Care staff are welcome to attend!

Best of Care Home Health Aides Complete Alzheimer’s Training Program

Quincy, Mass.,  June   2012  –  A team of Best of Care home health aides successfully completed a two-session Alzheimer’s training course. The course, presented by a Best of Care RN, focused on tips and tools that caregivers can employ when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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How to Find a Home Care Agency

Quincy, Mass., June 2012   Are you caring for a loved one, juggling work and family and wondering how much longer you can continue without help? You’re far from alone: one in five adults, or 43.5 million Americans, now live this reality.

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Best of Care, Inc., Earns Home Care Accreditation

Quincy, Mass., June 27 2012   Best of Care Inc., a private-pay home care agency based in Quincy, MA, is among a select group of agencies to earn Accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

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Best of Care, Inc. Launches New Website

Quincy, Mass.,  March 12   2012  – In March 2012, Best of Care, an accredited, family-owned home health care agency, officially launched its new website: bestofcareinc.com. The site includes features and tools to help guide people who are looking for home health care support in Greater Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts. It also offers a free online needs assessment designed to help people determine their home care needs.

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