Comfort Keepers Achieves Milestone with 500th Office
International Franchise Meets Booming Demand for Quality Senior Care Services
DAYTON, Ohio (December 5, 2005) - Recognizing the tremendous need for quality senior care providers, Comfort Keepers, an international franchise offering companionship and other in home non-medical services for aging adults, new mothers and others needing assistance, recently opened its 500th office.
"Reaching the 500th office mark is a significant achievement and a great source of pride for our company and our franchise owners. It also illustrates the strength of the Comfort Keepers concept and the overwhelming need for our services" said Allen Riggs, president and CEO of Comfort Keepers. "With 75 percent of baby boomers nearing retirement within the next 10 years and the number of seniors projected to exceed 70 million over the next two decades, the need for non-medical care for aging adults will only continue to grow. Health care providers and consumers now have a care solution that will allow seniors to age in place...in the comfort of their own homes. Comfort Keepers will continue to be at the forefront of this industry."
The Comfort Keepers story began in 1997 when Kris Clum, a Registered Nurse in home healthcare, experienced the need first hand. Sometimes the requests were simple - a loaf of bread or a quart of milk. Sometimes, it was simply a request for a few minutes of conversation to brighten the day.
However, as a nurse, she was only allowed to tend to her patients' "medical" needs. Kris and her entrepreneurial husband, Jerry Clum, Jr., knew in their hearts and in their minds, they could provide a solution. Today, that solution is known as Comfort Keepers - the business Jerry and Kris founded to offer comforting solutions to help people stay in their own homes. Comfort Keepers provides non-medical in-home care to thousands of people across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland - one person at a time.
Comfort Keepers is available on an hourly, daily or weekly basis with tailored packages customized to an individual's needs for a fraction of long term care costs. Services available include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, laundry, recreational activities and more.