20 Wishes for 20 Years

For 20 years, Comfort Keepers® has helped enrich the lives of seniors everywhere, and as part of our anniversary celebration, we want to take it one step further and make wishes come true. Throughout the year, we will honor the lives of 20 special people by fulfilling their wishes.

Whether it’s attending a loved one’s recital, having dinner at a favorite restaurant, or going to the beach for a few hours to feel the warmth of the sun, every person has something that he or she longs to experience. And it’s these moments that can make a profound difference and improve quality of life for years to come. Wishes, no matter how small they may be can be meaningful to a person and their family.

And as these wishes come true, we will reveal them -one-by-one- on the cupcakes you see below.

"1 of 20 Wishes Granted"


Nationwide Open House Celebration

Comfort Keepers offices across the nation celebrated the brand’s 20th Anniversary during the Nationwide Open House Day on July 18. Here’s a look at how some of our locations celebrated!

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20th Anniversary in the News



Springfield, PA Franchise Celebrates Anniversary

April 6, 2018

Comfort Keepers® in Springfield, Pennsylvania, owned by Clark & Sallie Bongaardt, and Ian Bongaardt are honored to be a part of a 20 year old brand. The Bongaardts have owned their Comfort Keepers Offices (CK #326, 437, 624, 811 & 812) for 16 years and are happy to be celebrating the company’s 20th year anniversary. To read the entire story, click below.

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Springfield based business marks 20 years of growth

April 1, 2018

Kristina Butler – founder of Comfort Keepers® and owner of the Springfield and West Chester, Ohio locations – kicked off the company’s 20th anniversary celebration on March 28, 2018. The day’s festivities commenced with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Springfield office location, and continued with an early evening celebration at The Heritage Center of Clark County.

Click Here to watch a video clip about the anniversary as seen on Channel 7 WHIO, and the link below to read the story of Kristina’s celebration, as featured in the Springfield News Sun.

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20 Years of History

2018

Happy anniversary to us!
Thanks for everything you do to elevate our brand and quality of life for seniors and their families.

2017

Global expansion continues through acquisitions – Ireland, France and the UK.

2016

The Franchise Research Institute ranks Comfort Keepers a “World-Class Franchise” for the 9th year in a row.

2015

Comfort Keepers ranks in the top 65 of Entrepreneur magazine's ''Franchise 500'' for the 5th straight year.


Comfort Keepers becomes a national team in the National Walk to End Alzheimer's awareness and fundraising program.

2014

Website relaunch underscores the network’s preparedness for continued growth in the digital age, as Comfort Keepers sells its 700th unit.

2013

Comfort Keepers opens its 90th international unit.

2011

Baby boomers begin to reach retirement age, at the rate of 10,000 per day.

2010

Launched Nourish Senior Life® program, which include Feed Seniors Now® food drives, designed to combat senior malnutrition.


Won pilot with major health insurer.

2009

Sodexo purchases Comfort Keepers, and the Private Duty Nursing services launch.

2008

SafetyChoice® technology products launched, diversifying Comfort Keepers’ offering and to help seniors stay safe in their homes.

2007

The Franchise Research Institute ranks Comfort Keepers a “World-Class Franchise”.

2005

Comfort Keepers named a “Top 100 Franchise” by Franchising Magazine.

2004

Comfort Keepers ranks #1 in senior care in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500”.

2003

Comfort Keepers opens an additional 200 franchise units, adding Personal Care to its service offering and improved field support for franchisees.

2001

"Top Franchise System" awarded by Small Business Opportunities Magazine.

1998

Registered nurse, Kristina Clum, recognizes the need for outstanding in-home care for seniors, and opens the first Comfort Keepers® office in Springfield, Ohio.