Programs Available

Care Advantage has numerous programs that benefit our clients to help reduce hospital readmissions and to keep our patients safe and sound at home. These programs are designed to increase the health of our clients and make aging in place easier. Our programs are proven to help clients remain healthy and happy at home. Like our services, all of our programs are tailor made to your needs and can include additional care.

Care Advantage Programs include:

  • Condition Specific Program

    • Care Advantage has launched an innovative program to help improve the health of our patients and effectively manage the 12 conditions that most effect the baby boomer generation. An added training program enables our nurse aides to be more knowledgeable and better able to make informed decisions about specific diseases or conditions. Training and information cards given to our nurse aides prepare them with the information they need to know to help their patient remain healthy, calm, and safe at home.

condition-specific-flash-cardsWe have specially trained and tested our nurse aides in the following condition specific care plans to better care for our patients with:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
  • Cancer
  • CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes
  • HTN (Hypertension) (High Blood Pressure)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke / CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Our Aides are trained and tested to:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of the condition
  • Know what they can do to help their patient effectively manage the condition
  • Help their patient achieve better outcomes
  • Know who and when to call for help
  • Companion Advantage Program

    • If you or a loved one is not at the point of needing personal care services but wants a friend with them to make sure they are safe and happy, we are here to be their companion. It’s about friends helping friends!
    • Our Companion Advantage program includes:seniors helping seniors
      • Companionship on outings to the movies, shopping, hair salon, etc.
      • Ride to doctors’ appointments or to run errands
      • Transportation to visits with family or friends
      • Cooking and baking
      • Laundry and light housekeeping
      • Activities including cards, games, watching TV, museum trips, etc.
      • Pet care and accompaniment on dog walks
      • Holiday decorating and gift wrapping
      • Help in the garden
        • And more!

All of our companions are mature themselves and therefore have similar likes and interests. They too are looking for a friend to stroll around town with, play checkers with, or just sit and have a conversation on the porch swing. We personally match clients with companions who fit their personality, wants, and needs.

  • Discharge Express Program

    • This program offers a smooth transition from hospital or rehab to home. Patients discharged home find the transition to be difficult. Some patients go from receiving 24/7 care to being home alone, or at best, having minimal care from a spouse, neighbor, child, or other loved one. These patients are still in the recovery process and many require extra assistance with daily activities, especially in the first day home, and early stages of the process.

      Our Discharge Express Program: 

      • Picks up the patient from the hospital or rehab
      • Takes them to the pharmacy to pick up any prescriptions or supplies
      • Helps the client unpack, start a load of laundry, prepare a meal, and get settled in at home
        • And more!

Our Discharge Express Program includes care not only for the day leaving the hospital or rehab, but for additional days. Care may also be added with our Home Sweet Home care packages.discharge

  • Home Sweet Home care packages

    • An extension of our Discharge Express program, our Home Sweet Home care packages offers a smooth transition from hospital or rehab to home for the first few days to a week after discharge.

      All Home Sweet Home package levels include: 

      • Pick up the patient from the hospital or rehab and assist home
      • Pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy
      • Go to the grocery store
      • Put clean linens on the bed
      • Light housekeeping and a load of laundry done
      • Prepare meals
      • Assist with daily activities (bathing, washing hair, dental care, getting dressed, etc.)
      • Make sure they are settled in and have the things they need to be safe and comfortable daily
      • RN assessment included to determine additional needs if any
        • And more!

      You can customize and extend the care offered with our Home Sweet Home package levels:  

      • Basic = 5 hours a day for 3 days
      • Plus = 5 hours a day for 5 days
      • Premium = 8 hours a day for 7 days 

All levels and services are customizable. We can do whatever you need to help make the transition from the hospital or rehab to home an easy one!

  • Transportation

    • Care Advantage Transportation services will come and pick up you or your loved one, assist them into the vehicle, and take them to wherever they need to go.  We can sit with them during the event, appointment, or errand, or come and pick them up after it is over. Whether you have a wedding, graduation, birthday party, anniversary party, vacation, or any other event, Care Advantage can help you or your loved one arrive safe and sound. We are here to help with doctors’ appointments, errands, and any other transportation or travel. If you have an upcoming or last minute errand, event, or any travel plans, Care Advantage can make travel arrangements in or out of state – car, plane, train, boat, etc. We will get you or your loved one there!
  • Vacation Program

    • Care Advantage can help to make your vacation relaxing so you return refreshed. We are also available to assist with loved ones while on business trips. We provide the level of care you expect while you are away OR we can come along on vacation with the entire family.

      Our Vacation Program offers two options:  

      1. We take care of the client at home while the family goes on a vacation or business trip.
      2. A caregiver can accompany the family on vacation so all family members can attend. The caregiver is there to assist with the loved one that needs the added attention while the entire family is still able to have the fun planned and enjoy the entire family’s company. Our aides can travel anywhere by any means – car, plane, train, boat, etc. to assist in any capacity needed.
  • Elf Program

    • The Holidays can be stressful with mile long to-do lists. We can help make your Holidays run smoothly by decreasing your stress over the Holiday Rush.
    • Our caregivers can be your own personal elves assisting with:
      • Baking or cooking
      • Decorating (inside & out)
      • Wrapping presents
      • Addressing cards
      • Delivering gifts/baked goods
      • Shopping or errand assistance
      • Transportation
      • Cleaning up after the holidays
        • And more!

      Care Advantage caregiver elves help with housekeeping, babysitting, dog walking, transportation services in or out of state, and much more. Arrange for as many hours as you need with no contracts or long term commitments!

  • Care Connect

    • Care Advantage patients receive a Medical Alert System. This system is more advanced and versatile than the average Alert System. It offers 24/7 protection, cellular enabled so it works outside of the home, highly water resistant, fall down detection available, and comes in a necklace or belt clip. Patients can press the button at any time; not just for emergencies. Press it for questions about medications, simply not feeling well, feeling lonely or wanting someone to talk to, trouble remembering their next doctor’s appointment, arranging transportation, and anything else. Yes anything; even ordering a pizza! In the event of an emergency, the care center relays critical information to first responders, connecting the patient to Care Advantage, their physician, family and friends, or 911. Care Connect gives an added sense of security knowing 24/7 help is only a button push away.

Along with these proven programs, Care Advantage provides an array of Companionship, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services including Therapy services from All About Care. All programs and services are tailor made and customizable to suit each client’s individual needs. Our Medicare certified division offered in Central Virginia, All About Care, has additional programs that can coincide with these Care Advantage programs.