Why Choose Us

Friendly Care. Exceptional Service.

Finding the right care solution for someone you love can be intimidating. Finding the best caregiving partner is crucial to your family’s peace of mind.

At Advantage Home Care, a trusted provider of senior care in Winston and surrounding communities, we understand this firsthand because we have cared for our own parents at home. We understand that in order to have a healthy life balance, your loved ones need trustworthy, reliable, capable care. 

Through years of experience, we have learned that happy caregivers give great service. Therefore, we equip our caregivers for success, with mentoring and RN supervision.

We take the time to understand your needs and wishes, from the first phone call to care planning and scheduling, and during daily care. This empowers you to achieve a healthy life balance, knowing your loved ones are in capable hands.

Caring for Our Community

We are deeply involved in our local community. We regularly select a local charitable organization and coordinate an event or fundraiser on their behalf. We have joined forces with the UCAN Food Bank, the local animal shelter, and a variety of health-based companies that are making life better for our neighbors.

We are members of the Home Care Association of America and the Oregon Health Care Association, and are accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Our Vision

To provide exceptional care for clients and family caregivers by building a company that invests in the health, wellbeing, happiness, and satisfaction of employees.

Our Mission

To provide personalized, supportive, and empowering home care services that help older adults and persons with disabilities enjoy life more and live safely and comfortably at home.

The National Mature Media Awards® annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults.In the 2022 competition, Advantage Home Care is pleased to have received a bronze award in the Website category and an award of merit in the

2022 National Mature Media Awards - Bronze WinnerThe National Mature Media Awards® annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for older adults. In the 2022 competition, Advantage Home Care is pleased to have received a bronze award in the Website category and an award of merit in the Logo/Letterhead Design category.

An Outstanding Team Provides Excellent Service

Office Staff

Left to right, seated:  
Larisa Sparrowhawk, Administrator, and Risa Shepard, Owner
Between the seats:
LoriBeth Deatherage, Human Resources
Standing left to right:  Tom Male, Med aide and Home Visits; Carol Ralph, Scheduler; Mandy Warner, Lead Scheduler; Brenda Eifert, Bookkeeper; David Elkins, Weekend Scheduler; Sandra Chmelik, RN; Debbie Simpson, Receptionist; and Pixie Anderson, Scheduler.


Quality Care Planning Promotes Superior Service

Sandra and Larisa sitting in front of the fireplace

Our Leadership

Larisa Sparrowhawk,

Larisa is a native of Southern Oregon whose parents’ illnesses inspired her to return to college for a second career. She realized that home care and home hospice services honor the wishes of elders while providing peace of mind to their families.

Larisa’s experience and empathy are invaluable to family members who find themselves unexpectedly placed in the stressful role of caregiver.

Larisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. She believes staff who are treated and trained well provide the best service.

Sandra Chmelik,
Registered Nurse

Sandra, a former instructor of nursing students at Umpqua Community College, loves to teach. During her initial interview at Advantage Home Care, she showed such delight in our mannequin, hospital bed, and hoyer lift, that Larisa almost hired her on the spot. She takes pride and joy in helping caregiving staff understand the best practices for helping clients live their best lives, safely, at home. 

Prior to earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, Sandra earned her Emergency Medical Services and Certified Nursing Assistant certificates in Illinois. Having worked as a caregiver when younger herself, she understands and helps caregivers navigate the inevitable difficulties and dilemmas they may face during their service. 

Sandra supervises medication services for Advantage Home Care.  

Our Caregivers

At Advantage Home Care, we know that client care is elevated when we carefully select and care for our staff members.

Our hiring process includes in-depth interviews, reference checks, four background checks (Oregon, National, Office of Inspector General Exclusions, and National Sex Offender). Advantage Home Care also checks DMV records at least annually, checks for current drivers’ licenses and insurance, and conducts drug testing as needed.

Advantage Home Care conducts small class orientations and continuing education, exceeding state training requirements. We use professional equipment to give hands-on training in specific client care needs, such as turning and positioning and using a Hoyer lift. Staff RNs teach medication safety, infection prevention, and first aid classes.

Advantage Home Care is licensed, insured, and bonded, for your peace of mind.

We have high caregiver retention and longevity rates because we prioritize promoting and rewarding excellence in our team members.

Partnering with Advantage Home Care alleviates the concerns that arise from hiring a private caregiver. Our caregivers are honest, reliable, and professional, and as employees of our agency, you never have to worry about:

You can relax instead in knowing that all of the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, allowing you to enjoy quality time with the person you love and leave the care to us.

For a proactive care partner who truly listens to you, contact the friendly and empathetic team at Advantage Home Care any time at 541-440-0933 to learn more about our senior care in Winston, Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Winchester,  Sutherlin, and all throughout the I-5 corridor of Douglas County.