Advantage Home Health Care has been serving the home care needs of Hoosiers for over 20 years. Indiana owned and operated Advantage is one of the largest providers of home care services in the state with 14 locations serving 50 counties. Our patients rest assured the care they receive meets the highest standards set by the Indiana State Department of Health. Experience does make a difference and we put that experience to work for our patients every day.
At Advantage we believe patients and families deserve honest information so they can develop realistic expectations and workable plans for the home care of a loved one. After all, problems we can deal with…what we all dislike are surprises.
Very often living at home will mean you need some assistance to care for a family member during recovery or for the long term. Choosing the right agency to help is an important decision that will affect nearly every part of your life. You want every advantage for your family and it will be our honor and pleasure to serve you.
Advantage meets the needs of a variety of patients.
The Pediatric Patient
Advantage helps to maintain infants and children at home by specializing in pediatric care. We have a strong conviction that children achieve their maximum potential more rapidly in the nurturing environment of their own home.
As medical technology has advanced the survival rate of infants and children with health problems has dramatically risen. These little ones have very special needs that require careful, skillful nursing intervention. Our many staff nurses undergo individual training to provide this special care.
The Special Needs Adult Patient
Independent living is the ultimate goal for the special needs adult. We provide the type of support which allows adults with disability challenges to maintain a full life at work, home or school. That support ranges from total daily assistance to intermittent personal assistance or the occasional routine assessment of the individual’s physical condition.
The Geriatric Patient
As more of us age there is a greater than ever need to offer care in the home as an alternative to institutional care. Maintaining individuality, autonomy and the right to continue their lifestyle at home is the goal of geriatric patient. Their entire lifetime has been spent with a focus on the home and we help provide the support to remain there, happier and healthier than in an institutional setting.
The High-tech Patient
Many patients once treated only in a hospital ICU for the course of their illness or for life now have the option of home care. High-tech care has many components. Long –term IV Therapy, Ventilator assisted breathing and Tracheostomy care, G-tube care and advanced wound care. Our staff is trained for the special challenges presented by High-tech care and we meet those challenges in homes across Indiana every day.
Money matters to you and it matters to us. We do our best to manage expenses so we can keep your costs in check. Home health care is not inexpensive but it is very often the more cost effective approach when compared to other means of care. Advantage is Hoosier founded and owned so we aren’t subject to franchise fees, royalties and other national chain expenses.
Our claims department is highly skilled and experienced. We are expert in the processing of insurance as well as Medicaid and other third party reimbursement claims. We are aware of many types of reimbursement for our services and we work to assist each client to determine what forms of payment assistance they may be eligible for.
Please call one of our locations if we can be of assistance or if you have questions.
Our offices not only keep extended regular office hours we are never more than a phone call away day or night. Our “On-Call” availability ensures you won’t have to wait until the next day or Monday morning to address a need or a concern. This includes new services or a change in existing services.
After hours calls are quickly relayed to our staff so you get the same personal attention you would during regular hours. Just dial our number and we’ll take care of the rest. Because your needs won’t be limited to business hours our availability won’t be either.
Each person we assist is a special individual with their own needs and wishes. A vital part of our job is identifying and developing a plan of care that recognizes and specifically addresses these unique requirements. We are committed to encouraging individuality, autonomy and privacy as integral parts of a healthful home care experience. We are committed to your opportunity to remain at home, independent and secure in the heart of the family young or old.
At Advantage we thoroughly discuss our policies and expectations with our staff regarding their courteous and professional behavior prior their employment with us. We openly address issues such as employee theft, substance abuse and dress code. Advantage requires a criminal check of each staff member. We provide for and track our staff participation in required continuing education. Our goal is to perform at the highest level of professional ethics and we take every measure to ensure we are best serving you by employing individuals who share our view.
Consistent communication between our staff and the patient and or the family is the foundation of excellent care. Matters as simple as a schedule adjustment or as potentially complex as a change in the patient’s condition need to be reliably communicated to ensure the patient’s wellbeing. The Nursing Supervisor, our in-home staff and the Staffing Manager rely on this dialog as we strive to improve and upgrade the care we provide in the home.
Good communication also helps in the event there are concerns or problems that require intervention on our part to resolve. The goal of improvement often times is aided by acting on patients input or suggestions and we view that conversation as an opportunity to create a better condition.