Our Story

A Vision, A Belief, and A Goal

In the mid-1990’s, just outside of Sacramento, California, Michael Newman felt frustrated by the lack of resources for seniors in his community. An owner and operator of facilities for seniors, he saw many seniors and their loved ones arrive at his facilities confused and overwhelmed after trying to find the right assisted living community. This frustration eventually shaped his vision: To create a company that would serve seniors in the community by providing trusted care, compassionate support, and professional advice.

In 1996, Michael acted on his vision and founded Always Best Care. Since that time, Always Best Care has become one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living referral services and home health care. Always Best Care was formed with the belief and agenda of taking the burden off families’ shoulders and putting it on our own.

People with passion have made Always Best Care what it is today. Although times may change, our foundation never will.

Michael Newman believes with all his heart, what makes a successful home care company is nothing more than successful relationships at every level, in all directions. The things that make every relationship work make business relationships work too – caring, trust, respect and communication. These are the values that guide our relationships with our clients, franchisees, employees, vendors, our community and everyone we touch. Caring relationships are the foundation of our work – a sincere concern for the betterment of life that goes beyond just doing what is required, but doing the most we can for the seniors entrusted to our care.

Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and today, Always Best Care provides services through a network of more than 200 franchised units across the United States and Canada. In the future, the goals is to expand the footprint of Always Best Care into new senior home care franchises in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

We’ve been named one of the fastest growing senior care systems in each of the past several years by Entrepreneur magazine in its Franchise 500 editions.
Always Best Care has also been selected as one of the best franchises for minorities. The National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) named Always Best Care to its annual list of the “50 Top Franchises for Minorities” in USA Today.
Military Times EDGE named Always Best Care one of the top franchises for veterans.
Always Best Care was honored by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the best franchises for African Americans.
And Always Best Care was featured as one of the top low-cost franchises by Franchise Business