Scott Andrews, President
Scott Andrews is from North Carolina but has lived in Northern Virginia for 22 years. He has a Bachelor’s in Technical Project Management. Scott has held various managerial positions within the government and private sector world. These positions have allowed him to further understand being an owner and running his own business. He is dedicated to treating all ElderOptions clients like his own family. Scott continues to build relationships with business partners and to collaborate with health care providers to welcome new clients.
Josie Andrews, VP
Josie grew up in a military family; her father was an officer in the Army. The tail end of his military career landed him in Northern Virginia where Josie grew up. She graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and went on to get her Master’s degree in Education from Old Dominion University. Josie has always had the desire to work with the elderly, providing individualized one-on-one care to those who have the desire to remain in their own home.
Karen Karl, Office Manager
Karen has a passion for working with people and performing meaningful work. ElderOptions has given her the wonderful opportunity to help clients and their families with their home health care. Over her four years with the company, she has have developed close relationships with clients, families and caregivers. She loves the feeling of knowing she can assist people in very important decisions and that she can make a good match for a client and caregiver, meeting the needs of both.
Tammy Butler (DON, CCM, CDP), Director of Nursing
Tammy has been in the home health field since 2007. In 2016, she became a Certified Care Manager, as well, allowing her to do care/medication management for the clients who needed it. Tammy also has various dementia trainings and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is dedicated to working with seniors and to keeping them safe in their homes. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two horses. She also enjoys traveling, whether it be of a personal nature or with her Navy husband, going where the Navy sends them.
Our caregivers are treasured as our most valuable assets and for that reason, we invest in and hire them as employees, not as contractors. This is one of the ways that ElderOptions is unique: our employees operate within a culture that values heartfelt concern and dedication to providing the physical, social and emotional support that our clients need to age in comfort and dignity in their homes.
Our employee hiring process begins with an in-person interview to assess culture fit and competency level, a background check in accordance with Virginia state regulations, a check of references, a professional certification review, and a comprehensive onboard training process.
We support our bonded and insured employees with ongoing education and training to make sure their knowledge and skills are up-to-date and that they feel prepared and valued in their roles. Each caregiver is required to earn 12 hours of Continuing Education credits in service training and education each year. The result is exceptionally well cared-for clients, grateful family members, and fulfilled caregivers.
Our continuing education programs cover such topics as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety & Depression
- Asthma & COPD
- Cancer Recovery
- Food Safety & Nutrition
- Hospice Care & Terminal Illnesses
- Infectious Diseases
- Kidney Disease & Dialysis
- Liver disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Stroke Recovery
- Substance abuse
- Traumatic Brain Injuries