COVID-19 Virus Update
We are Here to Help and Accepting New Clients
Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 virus, we at Advantage Home Care would like you to know that we are here to help our existing and potential new clients by continuing to provide quality care while ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients and caregivers. We carefully follow the safety and hygiene precautions recommended by the CDC and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and monitor these websites daily to implement new protocols as they are released. We also adhere to the safety policies instituted by senior living communities where we serve clients. Our staff wear gloves, have face masks available when appropriate, wash their hands for 20 seconds as often as possible, and practice social distancing as recommended. We have asked caregivers to wipe down “high risk“ areas such as door knobs, drawer pulls, light switches, counter tops, sinks and toilets. Finally, we have provided our caregiving staff with a bag of anti-bacterial/viral cleaning products that they can use in client homes with client permission. We strongly recommend that they apply these hygiene protocols in their personal lives, as well.
Please feel free to call our office at 207-699-2570 or email me at [email protected] with any questions, concerns or to learn more about how home care services can help you and loved ones through this difficult time.
Richard Blumenthal, President/Owner
Advantage Home Care
Welcome to Advantage Home Care
Celebrating 10 Years Providing Quality Care to Maine Families
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 insuring your safety, well-being, and continued independence.
We’re here to help!
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
My mother, who has Alzheimer’s, loves chocolate. She always has, as far back as I can remember. She would never buy herself just one chocolate bar, opting for the entire box instead. She went through phases. For a long time, it was Hershey Bars, which she liked to eat soft and nearly melted. When she switched to Peanut Butter Cups, she preferred them icy cold from the freezer.
It can especially difficult for people caring for a loved one to even entertain the thought of making some resolutions, let alone keep them. If there is a # 1 New Year’s resolution for caregivers, it might be, “To be a better caregiver.” Caregiving is an all-consuming, overwhelming responsibility and if you really want to do a better job than you’re probably already doing, we suggest that, instead, you make a resolution to take better care of yourself.If you think you don’t have the time or the energy to take care of you, too, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips — little things that can make a big difference.
Every holiday season Ray and his wife Camille fly to Michigan to spend time with their daughter and her family. They’ve been doing it for the past decade and have never missed a year. But things are different now. Ray has dementia and Camille is worried that the trip may be too much for him — and also for her.