Our Senior Home Care Story
Learn more about our senior home care and how we got involved in providing home care solutions.
In many ways, starting a Comfort Keepers franchise was an outgrowth of our own experience with seniors in need in our own personal circle. We became friendly with several elderly members of our church who, for one reason or another, have little or no family locally.
We began helping provide transportation to/from church, running errands, etc. and they became an extension of our own family. Many Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas and Easter celebrations were enjoyed with our growing family. After taking a 10 year hiatus from a challenging career in banking to raise our two children, Joanie was ready to return to work outside the home but was looking for something with substance and meaning. We decided to extend the care we were providing with our own family and entered the senior home care field by opening a local Comfort Keepers.
David and Joanie Yeomans opened their first Comfort Keepers® office in 2004. They became aware of seniors’ need for assistance at home when they began caring for elder members of their church who had no family living nearby.
Ever since opening the local Comfort Keepers franchise, they have found great satisfaction in helping seniors enjoy a high quality of life at home and helping families meet their loved one’s senior home care needs. The Yeomans feel greatly rewarded when they and their staff are able to offer seniors the option of living in their own home rather than having to move to a senior care facility.
Comfort Keepers provides seniors and their families a full spectrum of services to meet their elder care needs. We also partner with other elder care and health care providers who offer services that complement ours. These partners include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, physicians, hospitals, and hospice care.
What differentiates Comfort Keepers from other providers in the market is the comprehensive nature of our services and our commitment to our clients and their families. We offer everything from homemaking to private duty nursing to Care Management to concierge services. Layer on this our guarantee of every shift and our promise meet every request for services which means our clients never find themselves without appropriate care while in their homes. No other provider comes close to this level of service.
A Brief History
August 2004 - We opened our first location in Marietta, OH and began to provide basic home care solutions in Washington County Ohio (Marietta) and Wood County, WV (Parkersburg) and the surrounding areas. Initial services included meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry, grocery shopping and running errands, medication reminders and companionship.
August 2005 - Personal Care services were added to our basic in-home care services and home care solutions and we began to aid our clients with services such as bathing, grooming and hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence care, care coordination, transitional care and 24-hour care in the home.
June 2009 - Our office was selected by CK Franchising Inc. to participate in a private duty nursing pilot program and w e began to provide Private Duty Nursing services to our clients. These services include setting up oral medications, administering Injectable and non-Injectable medications, filling insulin syringes, ostomy/catheter hygiene, removal/replacement of aseptic dressings, general health assessments, care management, care coordination, and a range of other nursing services.
April 2011 - We opened our second location in Charleston, WV and began to provide our basic homemaking, personal care and nursing services to our clients in Kanawha County, WV and the surrounding areas.