We are so pleased and grateful to have worked with some wonderful seniors and their families over the years. We have learned so much from them. They all have become part of the Advantage Home Care ‘family.’
Our priority is always the well-being of the loved one we are caring for. We also strive to support the family members who are often not local but want and need to know how the client is doing. We understand how difficult it is for a child to feel comfortable about their elderly parent’s care. Our protocol emphasizes caring communication with all authorized family and supporters.
We have had the privilege of working with seniors in their homes or assisted living facilities from Wells to Bowdoinham Maine.
Here are some testimonials from some of the people we have either cared for or supported in some way including a testimonial from an Elder Law practitioner we have worked with.
I couldn't have asked for a better partner to help me with my parents care over the past 5 years. You took their personalities and needs into consideration when placing care givers... you could not have been more flexible when we needed to make changes or up the frequency of care days. Your staff (Jen and Diane) were so helpful to me as I still have a very active career and they were a great go-between for me and the caregivers.
In short, the responsiveness of everyone in your organization is just what I needed as Dad's needs evolved and changed. The meals, the patience, the insight into him gave me the peace of mind I really needed. Thank you Rich and team for taking such good care of both Mom and Dad - which means that indirectly you were taking care of me too! I would highly recommend Home Care Advantage to anyone in need of in home care.
I don’t know how I would have managed over the two years without the help provided by Rich Blumenthal and his wonderful caregivers at Advantage Home Care. I have been able to remain independent in my own apartment and have not needed to move to an assisted living facility. I can call Rich day or night and get the help I need.
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.
I want to extend my family’s thanks for the patience and care you showed my father. I appreciate that you stepped into a difficult situation at a difficult time for us, and the quality care that he received through Advantage Home Care allowed us all the time needed to find a better living situation for him. I believe that those who care for the elderly are the unsung heroes in our society. I am singing your praises!
… throughout Dick’s illness, your knowledgeable and trained staff met his needs with a grand mixture of humor and compassion. As Dick’s physical and cognitive needs grew, we worked together to find solutions to the day-to-day problems of movement and reasoning. He smiled when his caregivers arrived and seemed to enjoy time spent with them. Your staff eased Dick’s transition from hospital to a care facility and supported his adaptation to new surroundings…they brought out the best in Dick, allowing him as much independence as possible, challenging his mind and making him laugh. I thank you and them for maintaining that quality of life throughout his final year.
If all of your caregivers are like Arleen, you have an exceptional team. We could not have asked for a better caregiver. Mom, with her short-term memory loss, still thought she was doing everything for herself and was dead-set against having any help. I don’t know how Arleen did it, but she not only managed to do what was needed, she became a companion mom looked forward to seeing and doing things with. Although she is a highly trained professional, I also think of her as a family friend. I am so grateful for the care, companionship and affection she gave my mother.
My sisters and I have consistently found Rich Blumenthal and his organization, Advantage Home Care, to be responsive and professional in their care of our mother. From the outset, Rich has rallied his group to meet our mother’s (and our) most pressing demands. He has repeatedly demonstrated that he can rapidly handle any exigency, no matter what the time of day. He has even helped us solve a problem late in the evening when, theoretically, his office was closed.
Rich is the quintessential communicator. He likes to organize periodic face-to-face meetings to discuss our mother’s condition and to see if there are ways he can better serve us. He communicates often, by telephone and e-mail, leaving us with the impression we can count on him for anything. We personally enjoy working with him and our mother also likes him, not to mention his caregivers.
Because of his strong business background and his solid understanding of the elder care industry, Rich has become a trusted advisor, offering us valuable insights and advice when we seek his opinions. We consider him a core part of our team. He is not afraid to personally roll up his sleeves to make our mother’s life as enjoyable as she deserves it to be.
Rich has also forged strong ties with the head nurse and staff members of the assisted living facility where our mother lives. This means that he is on board with them (and they with him) where it concerns our mother. Things tend not to slip between the cracks.
Rich and his employees understand what elder care entails and what it takes to get our mother through the night safely. They are ever vigilant and ready to assist her in whatever her needs might be. Each morning they write notes in a binder detailing our mother’s activities and state of mind during the previous night. Thus we have an ongoing record of events, allowing us to track her progress over time and deal immediately with any issues that arise each day. The assisted living facility staff members are given a copy of the notes, so they are also aware of what goes on with our mother.
As Rich and his group continue to demonstrate their reliability, we have given them new responsibilities during the day, in addition to those at night. Twice weekly now Rich’s caregivers take our mother out on errands, drive her to and from church on Sundays and escort her to concerts and plays.
We highly recommend Rich and his organization to any family considering an outside agency to assist in the care of their elderly parents. He is dependable, honest and, most importantly, a trusted friend.
Thank you for all the care and comfort you showed to our Mom, Marjorie, during her healing time.
She is doing well and says "hello" to the many girls that spent time with her.
We are all truly grateful.
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for our family and our mom. I know you have listened to a lot of my siblings and heard different stories from each. You have a gift of hearing everyone and we appreciate it. That gift of yours to be able to sit in your seat and do what you do is the exact thing we needed. And thank you for all you and your staff did for my mom.