C&V Senior Care has been in business since 2008, but the partnership between its founders, Verna Carson and Katherine Vanderhorst, extends back more than twenty years. In 2015, Dr. Amy Craven, who previously worked with the pair, joined as a partner. Together they bring over 60 years of combined experience in all aspects of senior care and have published two prominent research projects on the clinical and cost effectiveness of behavioral health care. 

 

They are national experts on developing, operationalizing, and marketing financially successful programs. Their clinical expertise allows them to both empathize as well as problem solve alongside of family members – many of whom trying to keep the promise made to a loved family member that the family will never place that loved one. Dr. Carson and Katherine Vanderhorst draw on their extensive psychiatric home care experience to effectively mentor nurses and occupational therapists who are new to this field. Dr. Craven, who has extensive clinical and personal experience with Alzheimer's and Dementia care adds additional expertise in managing neuro rehabilitation. 

 

C&V provides both on-site and online training, marketing and operational supports to its clients. They provide solutions for managing a growing dementia population and training programs that allow home care facilities to differentiate themselves in their market. They help to serve a number of different areas within the caregiving process, assisting Home Health Care Agencies, Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Board & Care Homes, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Hospital Staff and Geriatric Care Managers. 

 

Using C&V Senior Care provides a number of benefit to any organization, including: increased revenue from Behavioral Health and Alzheimer's care, which represents an untapped stream of Medicare, create a marketing advantage with a niche market, produce  measurable clinical outcomes that are replicable, receive operational/marketing support, decrease staff turnover, increase patient, family and employee satisfaction, and help to become the preferred Dementia and/or Behavioral Health care provider in your market. 

C&V Senior Care is a certified Women Owned Business.

 

About Us
 
Clients

This is a partial list of certified providers trained in our Behavioral Health and Alzheimer's Whisperer Programs

ARIZONA
Nightingale Homecare, Medicare Certified and Private Duty Home Care

Phoenix, AZ

(602)-504-1555

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program

CONNECTICUT

Hartford HealthCare, Medicare Certified Home Care

Hartford, CT

(860)-249-4862

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program and the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

DELAWARE

Christiana Care VNA, Medicare Certified Home Care

New Castle, DE

(888)-862-0001

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

GEORGIA

Atlanta Home Care Partners, Private Duty Home Care

Atlanta, GA

(404)-228-0103

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program 

ILLINOIS

Western Illinois Home Health Care
Private Duty and Medicare Certified Home Care

Macomb, IL

(309)-837-9422

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program and the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

MASSACHUSETTS

Circle Home, Inc., Medicare Certified and Hospice Home Care

Lowell, MA

(978)-459-9343

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program 

Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc.

Medicare Certified, Private Duty and Hospice Home Care

Lawrence, MA

(800)-933-5593

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

 

MINNESOTA

Healthstar Home Health, Medicare Certified and Private Duty Home Care

Minneapolis, MN

(877)-733-0707

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

Concord Regional VNA

Medicare Certified, Private Duty and Hospice Home Care

Concord, NH

(603)-224-4093

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

Cornerstone VNA

Medicare Certified, Private Duty and Hospice Home Care

Rochester, NH

(603)-332-1133

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

Healthy at Home, Inc., Medicare Certified and Private Duty Home Care

Nashua, NH

(603)-595-4243

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services
Medicare Certified, Adult Day Care, and Private Duty Home Care

Keene, NH

(603)-352-2253

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

The Homemakers Health Services, 
Medicare Certified, Adult Day Care, and Private Duty Home Care

Rochester, NH

(603)-335-1770

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

 

J&K Home Health Care Services

Salem, NH

(603)-893-9214

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice 
Medicare Certified, Adult Day Care, and Private Duty Home Care

New London, NH

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program 

North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency
Private Duty, Hospice, and Medicare Certified Home Care

Littleton, NH

(603)-444-5317

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

Rockingham VNA and Hospice

Private Duty, Hospice, and Medicare Certified Home Care

Lowell, MA

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program 

Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County

Medicare Certified, Private Duty and Hospice Home Care

North Conway, NH

(603)-356-7006

Certified Provider of the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

 

NEW YORK

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Medicare Certified, Hospice, and Private Duty Home Care

New York, NY

(888)-632-2557

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program and the Road to Wholeness Behavioral Health Program

OHIO

Loving Choice Senior Care, Private Duty Home Care

Cleveland, OH

(216)-398-2273

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program

 

Superior Care Plus, Medicare Certified and Private Duty Home Care

Cincinatti, OH

(513)-231-1060

Certified Provider of the Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer® Program

Our Team
Katherine Vanderhorst, President

kvander716@aol.com | Phone: 716-863-0743

  • Psychiatric nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience.

  • Previously developed clinical marketing support for Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Sales Director for over four home care agencies

  • Regional Sales Director over 6 Northeastern States

  • Published author – co-conducted two research studies on the clinical and cost effectiveness of psychiatric home care; as well as several articles co-written with Dr. Carson on the Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program.

  • Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse

  • General Manager over $20 million market in Western New York

Dr. Amy Craven, Vice President

Email: cravenag@gmail.com

  • Doctor of physical therapy with over 25 years of clinical and leadership experience.

  • Dedicated professional regarding clinician/caregiver education on how to effectively treat the patient with Dementia. 

  • Dr. Craven has extensive professional and personal clinical experience with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

  • She served as Administrator of Western New York branch of a National Home Health Care Company.

  • Additionally, she was the Rehab Director for a National Home Care Provider.

  • Recognized twice by American Psychiatric Nurses Association for her pioneering work in psychiatric home care and for creating The Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer Best Practices Program in Alzheimer's Care in 2005.

  • Published author and/or coauthor of 22 books and manuals, over 96 articles with many published in Caring Magazine, as well as two research papers co-authored with Katherine Vanderhorst

  • Nationally recognized leader in both psychiatric home care and the care of the Alzheimer's patient.

Dr. Verna Carson, President Emeritus

 
 
Selected Speaking Engagements

“Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Elderly Population with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias”

      –   Invited Speaker at Home Care Association of New York Annual Meeting, 2018

      –   Invited Speaker at Michigan Home Care and Hospice Association Annual Meeting, 2018

      –   Invited Speaker at Pennsylvania Home Care Association Annual Conference, 2017

Entering their World and Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisperer: A Loving and Gentle Approach”

      –   Invited Speaker at Georgia Gerontological Conference, 2018

"How Integrating Behavioral Health with Chronic Patient Care Can Improve Star Ratings”

      –   Invited Speaker at Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council Annual Conference, 2018

      –   Invited Speaker to NetSmart Devero Webinar Series, 2018

      –   Invited Speaker at Ohio Council of Home Care Annual Meeting, 2017

      –   Invited Speaker at New England Home Care Association Annual Conference

“Wandering with Dementia”

     –   Invited Speaker at Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Conference, 2018

 

“Managing Challenging Behaviors in Alzheimer’s”

     –   Invited Speaker at Emory Hospital and Rehab, 2018

 

 “A Loving and Gentle Way to Manage Challenging Behaviors in those with Alzheimer’s Disease”

     

     –   Invited Speaker at The Birches at Newtown, 2018

     –   Invited Speaker at The Birches at Arbour Square, 2017

     –   Invited Speaker at Social Work Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai/Beth Israel, 2017

     –   Invited Speaker at Wyoming County Alzheimer’s Association

 

“Integrating Behavioral Health with Chronic Care to Improve Patient Outcomes”

    

     –   Invited Speaker at Home Care Association of New York-Quality and Technology Symposium, 2017

 

“Selling a Niche that Meets the Needs of a Looming Epidemic”

     –   Invited Speaker at Qualicare Annual Meeting, 2017

 

“Are You Providing Comprehensive Care? Grow Your Own Psych Nurses!”

     –   Invited Speaker at NAHC Annual Conference in Orlando, 2016

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