Welcome to Advantage Home Care
Providing Quality Care for Maine Seniors Since 2008
Advantage Home Care has been providing compassionate non-medical home care services for Maine seniors since 2008. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and serve the southern Maine area from Biddeford through Portland to Freeport.
Advantage Home Care is the perfect solution for seniors wanting to remain independent in their homes as they recover from surgery, illness or manage a chronic medical condition. Our highly qualified and thoroughly screened caregivers will assist you or your loved ones with a variety of activities of daily living ensuring your safety, well-being, and continued independence.
We’re here to help!
Many seniors are forced to stay inside their homes during the COVID crisis, due to their increased vulnerability. As U.S. cases continue to skyrocket, so can a growing sense of loneliness, isolation, and despair in these individuals, who cannot interact with the outside world like many others are able to do. These feelings can contribute to severe depression, in which many neurologists state can increase the likelihood of dementia in older patients.
How can we as caretakers help address these difficult emotions in a helpful, constructive way?
It’s time for a spring cleaning! Historically, the spring cleaning ritual was performed to address the dark soot from candles and kerosene lanterns that had built up over the winter months. But today, this yearly ritual can still give your patient or loved one that spring-fresh feeling and uplift their spirits. And it’s healthy for them, too!
In the days of COVID-19, this ritual takes on new importance — deep cleaning to disinfect hidden places the virus may be lurking.
As a caregiver during the COVID-19 pandemic, you have certain responsibilities, the first of which is taking good care of yourself. Before you attend to your patient or loved one, get a reading on your own health. Take your temperature to make sure it falls in the range of normal. If you are showing any signs of respiratory illness, such as shortness of breath, coughing, or sore throat, you will need to self-quarantine and get tested for COVID-19. Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of possible symptoms when making your assessment.
Advantage Home Care recognizes and understands your situation.
We provide quality support and address two of the major concerns experienced by seniors with limiting health conditions:
1. The ability to continue enjoying simple pleasures, such as trips to museums, libraries, theaters, and other outings, that give your life meaning.
2. The preservation of loving, long-standing family relationships undisturbed by the stress that usually accompanies care-taking by family members.
Quality Care from Highly Qualified Caregivers
Our guiding philosophy in providing services is simple but strong: if there are existing problems to be solved, we offer change to make life better; if there are potential problems anticipated ahead, we work to prevent change that may limit our clients’ lifestyle. We are dedicated to improving lives of seniors and their families.
Advantage Home Care also works to support seniors in various assisted living facilities in the southern Maine area. When the senior is starting to need more assistance than the facility can readily offer but wishes to ‘age in place’ we can be there to help. It is all about making your loved one comfortable and cared for in their last years.
Are you interested in working with us? We’re hiring!
For almost 30 years I have served Maine elders and their families through Elder Law. Throughout that time I have worked with a number of service providers to help our clients locate, obtain and finance quality care. The success of these efforts is one of the most important indicators of well being for our elders.
I have worked for several years with Rich Blumenthal and the staff at Advantage Home Care to provide services to our clients throughout southern Maine. Rich and the entire staff are focused on providing appropriate quality care when and where it is needed in crisis and ongoing situations. Rich has designed Advantage Home Care so it functions well and permits him to monitor staff performance and the quality of services delivered to clients.
I have first hand experience with Advantage Home Care’s prompt, flexible and affordable work for our clients. They work well in a team of professionals to meet an individual’s needs.
In this time of increasing need for care services and changing governmental health care services, Rich Blumenthal and the staff at Advantage Home Care appreciate that they are providing a key ingredient in an individual’s quality of life, either at home or in a facility.
I recommend Rich Blumenthal and Advantage Home Care without any reservation. Please contact me if I can provide further information or assistance.
Vogel & Dubois, Portland, ME