Statistics show that most baby boomers have a strong desire to remain independent as they age. These hardworking Americans are turning their noses up at the idea of spending their golden years in a strange nursing home. They have an unshakeable yearning to live life at home as long as possible. This factor, combined with advances in modern medicine that are helping seniors live longer, has set the stage for more home care franchise opportunities than ever before.
Research by the University of Alabama shows that more than seven million people in the U.S. need some form of home care. This fact is bolstered by the rising trend of "aging in place." Seniors not only want to be self-sufficient - they wish to remain at home, where the surroundings are familiar and family is near. Always Best Care nurtures this need by providing quality in-home care that helps both the seniors in need and their families.
When you implement Always Best Care's proven business model, your senior care franchise in Detroit, MI will become a pillar in your community. You will be part of a highly regarded, reputable organization that others will respect. While you refine your reputation and earn respect, you'll be living an entrepreneurial lifestyle that lets you make a difference in other people's lives.
Great entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for recession-resistant franchising opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-home care is now an essential service -- one that will continue to be needed, regardless of the economy. No matter what hurdles we must overcome, one thing is for sure: people will always need care.
At Always Best Care, our proven franchise model enables hundreds of dedicated franchisees the opportunity to achieve financial freedom in the most uncertain times. Our award-winning training program provides franchisees with the tools to succeed and the stability they need.
Always Best Care is one of the fastest-growing senior care franchise systems because our franchisees are more than just business owners, they are compassionate professionals dedicated to helping others. Perhaps most importantly, their home care business lets them care for people in their community while building a rewarding business for themselves.
Our experienced corporate team works with new in-home care franchise owners to provide comprehensive training for you and your staff, marketing resources, performance metrics, turnkey operating tech, systemwide benchmarking, national accounts, and customer satisfaction support.
Your local Area Representative and our National Directors work with all new franchisees to arrange mentoring opportunities, communications and team-building strategies, and ongoing strategic planning. That way, you have a leg up in your market and access to key resources to build your confidence as you develop your business.
Your Always Best Care franchise development specialist will make sure you have contact information in your state to complete any state licensure requirements. We link you to the nation's top health care licensure consultants, thus allowing you to discover the most cost-effective and time-efficient procedures to get your license, launch your business, and begin serving your community.
Each Always Best Care franchise territory is protected and exclusive to you using zip codes in your state.
Our powerful combination of corporate and local support paves a clear and proven path for new Always Best Care franchise owners to succeed. And with your initial training, field training, and ongoing support, you always have access to Always Best Care repesentatives as you grow your senior home care business.
If you have made it this far, it's now time to learn more about Always Best Care and the enriching opportunity that lies ahead. If you are ready to turn your dreams of living an entrepreneurial lifestyle into reality, you're closer than ever before. By downloading our free E-Book , you're taking the exciting next steps towards building a home care business that makes a true difference in your community.
The City of Detroit now offers COVID-19 Test to Treat programThe City of Detroit is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand services to treat residents with COVID-19. Detroiters who test positive for COVID-19 at a city testing site can be evaluated and receive antiviral medication. The services are free.“Providing the Test to Treat program is directly in line with our goal of ensuring that Detroiters have easy access to all of the life-saving COVID-19 tools available to keep them safe and protecte...
The City of Detroit now offers COVID-19 Test to Treat program
The City of Detroit is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand services to treat residents with COVID-19. Detroiters who test positive for COVID-19 at a city testing site can be evaluated and receive antiviral medication. The services are free.
“Providing the Test to Treat program is directly in line with our goal of ensuring that Detroiters have easy access to all of the life-saving COVID-19 tools available to keep them safe and protected from severe illness or hospitalization,” said Denise Fair Razo, Detroit Health Department’s Chief Public Health Officer. “Test to Treat is a free, one-stop-shop that will continue to help keep Detroiters safe.”
The Test to Treat program provides residents with a fast and easy way to get lifesaving treatment for COVID-19. In this program, people can get tested at Test to Treat sites across the nation. If they test positive and medication is appropriate, they can receive antiviral pills at the visit. If other treatments are needed, referrals will be made to local partners. Oral medications are 90% effective at preventing severe illness due to COVID-19 but are only effective if treatment begins within five days of illness onset.
“Understanding available treatment options to manage COVID-19 if you test positive is important in preventing symptoms from getting worse”, said Dr. Robert Dunne, Detroit Health Department Acting Medical Director. “This is one more tool in helping us reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by quickly getting people the treatment they need.”
The Test to Treat program is currently available at:
Appointments only by calling 313-230-0505.
The Test to Treat is a nationwide program. Find other Test to Treat locations here.
For more information about COVID-19 including testing and vaccination sites in Detroit, call 313-876-4444 or detroitmi.gov/health
When the Detroit Tigers drafted Ty Madden with the 32nd pick in the 2021 MLB draft out of the University of Texas, the selection was lauded as one of the best values in the entire draft. Madden, who was thought to have a strong chance at being taken in the top 10 picks, now rates as the sixth-best prospect in Detroit’s farm system according to MLB Pipeline.There were some ea...
When the Detroit Tigers drafted Ty Madden with the 32nd pick in the 2021 MLB draft out of the University of Texas, the selection was lauded as one of the best values in the entire draft. Madden, who was thought to have a strong chance at being taken in the top 10 picks, now rates as the sixth-best prospect in Detroit’s farm system according to MLB Pipeline.
There were some early concerns about his high arm slot and angle to the plate, but Madden boosts good velocity and a nasty slider. He’s also corrected some of those arm slot concerns with the help of the Tigers’ player development team. He’s just getting started, but so far Madden is looking like quite a good bargain.
I had the opportunity to make Madden the subject of my camera lens during a recent homestand with the West Michigan Whitecaps in Grand Rapids. Now, we are offering you the opportunity to win an autographed copy of one of those splendid pictures. We will get to the details of how to enter the giveaway contest in a moment, but first, let’s take a look at the prize!
This 8x10 photo was taken while Madden was warming up prior to his start on April 17 in the ‘Caps rivalry game against the Lansing Lugnuts. In addition to the signature it bears on the front of the image, it’s inscribed with his name and the date of the photo discreetly on the back. Genuinely one of a kind, this image and autograph don’t exist in printed form anywhere else. It would be a beautiful addition to any prospect junkie’s memorabilia collection — I’m having a hard time parting with it myself!
In order to select a proud new owner for this little gem, we’ve decided to set up a contest. Prior to Madden’s next start, expected to be on Tuesday, May 17, comment on this post with your prediction of how he will fare against the Fort Wayne TinCaps in that game. Correctly guessing the number of batters he strikes out, walks he allows, and earned runs he gives up will make you our winner. We’ll reach out to you to coordinate the receipt of your loot.
Multiple correct guesses will be resolved with a random selection among entrants. As a kicker, sharing this giveaway on social media and linking your post in the comments will count as an extra entry in your favor if a tiebreaker is needed. On the other hand, if no one lands on the winning combination, we’ll give you the chance to try again another time.
I’ll give you a hand the best way I know how: In his six starts at the High-A level this season, Madden is averaging 3 2⁄3 innings pitched, with a strikeout rate of 10.4 batters per nine innings and a walk rate of 2.7 batters per nine innings. Armed with this knowledge, feel free to submit your answers any time before the first pitch.
Are there other players on the Whitecaps roster you’d like a chance to win a picture of? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll try to make it happen. In the meantime, may the odds ever be in your favor!
DETROIT – After the expected hot weekend, a pattern change will cool us off for a few days. So those of you who don’t like the heat get a reprieve!Overnight rain will end from west to east through the morning rush hour. We’ll then see some sunshine build in, but a spotty afternoon shower or isolated thunderstorm is possible – mainly on the eastside between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Highs should reach the low-70s (22 degrees Celsius). It’ll become breezy, too, as west-northwest winds increase to ...
DETROIT – After the expected hot weekend, a pattern change will cool us off for a few days. So those of you who don’t like the heat get a reprieve!
Overnight rain will end from west to east through the morning rush hour. We’ll then see some sunshine build in, but a spotty afternoon shower or isolated thunderstorm is possible – mainly on the eastside between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Highs should reach the low-70s (22 degrees Celsius). It’ll become breezy, too, as west-northwest winds increase to 10 to 20 mph, with higher gusts.
Today’s sunrise is at 6:11 a.m., and this evening’s sunset is at 8:49 p.m.
Mostly clear Monday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper-40s (7 to 9 degrees Celsius). West winds diminish, and become northwest overnight.
Mostly sunny on Tuesday, with highs in the mid-to-upper-60s (18 to 20 degrees Celsius).
Increasing clouds Tuesday night, with lows in the mid-to-upper-40s (7 to 9 degrees Celsius). The incoming clouds will prevent temperatures from dropping lower.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers on Wednesday. Highs in the low-to-mid 60s (16 to 18 degrees Celsius).
Becoming partly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the low-50s (10 to 11 degrees Celsius).
Partly cloudy and warmer on Thursday, with highs in the mid-70s (23 to 25 degrees Celsius).
Partly cloudy Thursday night, with lows in the low-60s (16 degrees Celsius).
A strong cold front enters the Great Lakes region on Friday. If the front approaches in the late afternoon / early evening timeframe, as some models suggest, then strong storms would be possible. Highs in the low-to-mid-80s (28 to 30 degrees Celsius).
This coming weekend’s forecast is somewhat uncertain. Right now, the majority of the models suggest that the Friday cold front will slow down and extend our rain chances into Saturday, with a dry Sunday on tap. Temperatures will cool off, however, behind that front. Highs Saturday may sneak into the upper-60s to near 70 degrees (20 degrees Celsius), and only reach the low-to-mid-60s (17 to 18 degrees Celsius) on Sunday…and it’ll be breezy both days.
I do see some warming, however, as we head into the following week.
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We are living in a weird decade — a time when the systems and preferences that were never supposed to change are shifting on many fronts. Two of those fronts are mobility and electrification.Luckily, despite this disruption, Michigan has remained a global leader in how people and goods move. Michigan's mobility industry, which includes electric vehicles, contributes $125 billion to the state’s economy and accounts for 23% of gross state product....
We are living in a weird decade — a time when the systems and preferences that were never supposed to change are shifting on many fronts. Two of those fronts are mobility and electrification.
Luckily, despite this disruption, Michigan has remained a global leader in how people and goods move. Michigan's mobility industry, which includes electric vehicles, contributes $125 billion to the state’s economy and accounts for 23% of gross state product.
One in every five jobs in Michigan is mobility-based — examples include building affordable EVs, smarter roads, and better transit solutions. But new jobs alone aren’t enough to claim global leadership. They must be paired with a diverse and skilled workforce. It’s this intangible that gives Michigan its edge.
But competition for mobility talent is heating up. And without a thoughtfully aggressive approach, Michigan's global standing could also change. So, we have designed an approach that wins threefold:
The first way secures good-paying, local manufacturing jobs as the auto industry transitions from internal combustion engines to batteries. The second involves high-tech talent and growing our state’s software prowess. And the third invests in smarter, greener infrastructure and transit. All three are required to claim larger shares of the EV supply chain, and the brains that come with it.
The early returns on this approach are promising. Michigan’s auto companies have created more than 20,000 well-paying jobs since 2019. This includes the largest investment in General Motors history. $7 billion and 5,000 jobs that will stay in Michigan and produce EVs.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity created the Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles (MiREV) program to help companies build customizable EV job training academies.
And to support Michigan's software prowess, the State, Ford, Google, and the City of Detroit are working to activate the Michigan Central Innovation District, an innovation hub that will hold 5,000 high-tech workers.
We’ve also put a call out to the world’s best engineers to come to Michigan and tackle some of the most pressing issues our cities face. Through the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, companies can receive grants to deploy solutions that overcome local transit and infrastructure barriers.
Today’s mobility industry rewards the best combinations of workers, infrastructure, transit, and technology. By embracing an approach that develops a robust manufacturing and high-tech workforce, we are creating something bigger than the sum of its parts: a value proposition that is uniquely Michigan.
A Detroit hospital will stop taking patients temporarily as it tries to contain an outbreak of a rare, but potentially deadly and drug-resistant fungus.Candida auris is a yeast that can live on a healthy person without making them ill, and it’s not a threat to the general public and otherwise healthy people, said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, chief medical executive at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service...
A Detroit hospital will stop taking patients temporarily as it tries to contain an outbreak of a rare, but potentially deadly and drug-resistant fungus.
Candida auris is a yeast that can live on a healthy person without making them ill, and it’s not a threat to the general public and otherwise healthy people, said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, chief medical executive at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
But carriers — who are considered “colonized” with the fungus — can then spread the fungus to more vulnerable individuals, where it can trigger fatal infections. Particularly vulnerable are those who require ventilators and other medical equipment.
None of the cases at Select Specialty Hospital – Northwest Detroit on Outer Drive have been fatal, according to MDHHS. And two patients have fully recovered from the fungus and been discharged, Shelly Eckenroth, spokesperson for Select Medical, told Bridge Michigan.
But C. auris represents a worrying trend as it adds to a growing list of drug-resistant pathogens, the state’s Bagdasarian said.
An increasing reliance on antibiotics throws off the delicate microbiome of bacteria and yeasts that beneficially live with humans both inside and outside the body, allowing dangerous microorganisms to emerge and flourish, she said.
“It is an emerging pathogen, and it has the potential to be multi-drug resistant,” she said, calling drug-resistant pathogens a “next threat” as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
C. auris is part of a species of candida that also causes thrush, urinary tract infections and vaginal yeast infections. But the fungus is deadly in bloodstream infections, killing about one in four infected hospitalized patients, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
C. auris, in particular, has proven resistant to antifungal medicines that are commonly used.
The fungus was first identified in 2009 in Japan, but didn’t show up in Michigan until this past October, according to MDHHS. (It was made a “reportable” disease by the CDC in 2016.)
The first Michigan cases were sporadic, and the Detroit cluster of seven cases, first detected in March, marks the first considered an “outbreak,” Bagdasarian told Bridge.
Elderly and very sick patients in hospitals and residents in nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to C. auris, which spreads from the body to other people or on equipment and other surfaces, according to the CDC.
Specialty Select is a national chain of 134 hospitals specializing in “chronically ill, medically-complex” patients being discharged from local intensive care units, often on ventilators and too sick to return home or go to a skilled nursing facility, said Eckenroth, the spokesperson.
The 36-bed Detroit site leases space on the seventh floor of Sinai-Grace Hospital, but is not affiliated with Detroit Medical Center, according to an email to Bridge from DMC spokesperson Brian Taylor.
Patients in the Detroit hospital outbreak ranged in age from 58 to 81, according to Lynn Sutfin, MDHHS spokesperson.
Select Specialty paused patient admissions starting Wednesday, and it continues to work with the state and Detroit Detroit health departments to identify the source of the outbreak, Eckenroth said.
The recovery hospital draws patients from several hospitals, she said, noting a “good chance” that the fungus came from one of those transfers. In fact, the earlier cases all were in southeast Michigan, said Sutfin at MDHHS.
The facility also has stepped up its hand hygiene practices, the use of personal protective equipment and deep cleaning of high-touch surfaces and medical equipment, using disinfectants effective against C. auris.
It also will screen patients for C. auris prior to discharge and conduct facility-wide auris screening of all patients at least once every two weeks, according to the state.
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