Companion Extraordinaire strives to prioritize the safety of our employees and clients. Here at Companion Extraordinaire, we have a COVID-19 Task Force in place that meets regularly to assure our business is keeping up to date on the newest information available for COVID-19 and to ensure we are abiding by all CDC guidelines set forth for healthcare.

“Faces of Care”

Our Mission

“To deliver heartfelt, compassionate care which positively
impacts our clients, their families and our community”

Meet the Companion Extraordinaire
Administrative Team

Dawn Beninghove, RN

OWNER/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dave Bodman

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

Anisha Fowler

DISTRICT CARE COORDINATOR

Amanda Metz

COMMUNITY CARE MANAGER

Marnie Triscari

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Denise Bell

DISTRICT CARE COORDINATOR
Careers
EMPLOYMENT
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We’re currently looking for CNA’s, and PCA’s!
Visit the Careers page and learn more.

What We Do

Why Choose
Home Care Services

One-on-one care in the privacy of your own home is the best reason to choose in-home care over a facility.

Additionally, it is impossible to see germs, but they are all around us. In a care facility, these germs can spread quickly and cause devastating infections like:  COVID-19, Flu, Norovirus, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Pneumonia, MRSA, and C-diff.

Seniors that receive care at home are at less risk for contracting these infections.

Companion Extraordinaire invests countless hours training our care providers to use the safest possible precautions to keep our clients safe and comfortable.

Companion Extraordinaire
Services Overview

Companion Extraordinaire provides personal home care services in the comfort of our client’s home. We can also deliver these services to clients who reside in an assisted living community, independent living setting or in a nursing and rehabilitation center

If you or a loved one needs one hour of care, or around-the-clock care, Companion Extraordinaire is here to provide the assistance you need.

As a full-service home provider, we provide a care program tailored and personalized to the needs of each client.

For our clients who have an active, high-energy lifestyle, we offer the Boutique Care Program.

Why Choose Companion Extraordinaire

LOCALLY OWNED
AND OPERATED
Direct owner oversight. We live and work in the same community as our clients
1-ON-1 CARE
AT HOME
Our care providers give personal attention and individualized care to each client
24/7
ACCESSIBILITY
Care consultations are conducted by a Registered Nurse
HOURLY, OVERNIGHT
OR 24 HOUR CARE
We are flexible with split shifts, short shifts and check-in service
HIGHLY SELECTIVE
HIRING PROCESS
Employees are drug tested; screened for references, criminal history, and DMV records
LICENSED AND
CERTIFIED
Our employees are skill validated, licensed, bonded, insured and CPR certified

The Companion Extraordinaire Story

Dawn Beninghove

RN, CCM, CRP, NCCDP, CSA

Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Registered Nurse, Certified Case
Manager, Certified Rehabilitation Professional, Faith Community Nurse,
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Certified Senior Advisor

The creation of Companion Extraordinaire grew out of seeking care for my father who was struggling with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia. Founded in Ashland, Virginia in 2003 and expanded to Richmond, Virginia in 2015, we now serve the counties of Hanover, Henrico, Caroline, Chesterfield and the City of Richmond.

Companion Extraordinaire employs nearly 100 PCA’s, CNA’s, LPN’s and RN’s. Our care providers deliver extraordinary care to many clients with varying diagnoses who are not only in need of care management, but also require assistance at home with activities of daily living through end-of-life care.

I have been honored over the years to receive recognitions from Influential Women of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Virginia Nurses Association Entrepreneur of the Year for Leadership In Excellence, Allen, Allen & Allen Hometown Hero and The Richmond Times Dispatch Metro Business Live Panelist for ‘Lessons Learned: Powerful Business Journey for Women.’

I have acquired numerous certifications and credentials including Certified Rehabilitation Provider, Certified Case Manager, Certified Senior Advisor, American Red Cross Certified First Aid/CPR instructor, Faith Community Nurse, Licensed Minister and most recently, a Palliative Care Certification.

As I reflect on years past and look forward to the future, I take great pride in the level of excellence we provide in client care. I’ve also become increasingly passionate about affording new opportunities to future employees who need extra encouragement. It is one of my greatest hopes that we stay the course and finish well.

Schedule
FREE IN-HOME
Assessment

Let us help you with coordination of care regarding financial, legal, and medical resources or allow us to assist you with Long-Term insurance claims. We are honored to be considered an expert in healthcare advocacy services.

Schedule FREE IN-HOME Assessment

Registered Nurses, through their knowledge and experience, are expertly able to help individuals navigate their care needs and guide them through coordination of all the integral pieces of Senior Care