Meet Our Comfort Keepers® Home Care Agency
Our team at Comfort Keepers Home Care Agency is uniquely qualified and ready to help
Our staff, your team, is comprised of home health care providers who have demonstrated the sincere desire to help people and the ability and experience to provide the highest possible level of customer service and care.
Every member of our home care agency is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home health care providers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of home care and become Comfort Keepers®. What truly sets our people apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
Comfort Keepers of Fort Myers, FL Home Care Agency pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. They are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.
As owner, in running a private pay Home Healthcare agency, there can be many challenges day to day. Tom got his CNA license before the company started providing personal care, because in private pay home health care, when you need service generally you need it "Now". Having his CNA allowed Tom the qualifications to fill in briefly if needed in a case.
Tom admits there can be many challenges day to day, but he likes what he does and says, "I wouldn't trade problems with anyone." Tom is from Alabama, he is a fan of the University of Alabama, and has a picture of Coach Nick Saban in the lobby. He likes computers and is interested in technology.
As Owner, Kim brings the heart and the mind of the company together! She attended Virginia Tech and has a strong business background. One of her many strengths is building a strong team of caring people who together make a great home care experience. She previously owned a mortgage brokerage firm and managed collection agency. Kim’s excelled in many sports, and really enjoys golf and tennis.
Dawn Pudlin, Certified Dementia Practicioner
Dawn moved from New York to SW Florida in 2005. She is the General Manager for Comfort Keepers in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. She has been a caregiver since her late teens and had worked in home health and hospice care in New York before moving to Florida. She has also worked in different aspects of senior living including assisted living where she found her true calling in memory care. "This is where I found my true passion with Alzheimer's and dementia clients." She is a certified Dementia Practitioner who often plays a role in educating families so they can better enjoy time with their loved ones. “My greatest joy is when we are the caregivers so that the family can have quality time with their loved one. Time is so precious."
Kayla Harm RN
Kayla is our director of nursing, RN and Geriatric Case Manager . She attended University of Florida and Florida South Western. She is currently in school for her masters and then will continue for her ARNP degree. Having her as a Comfort Keeper has helped our families and caregivers to stay informed, trained and most importantly to know that they have her expertise when needed.
Assistant to the General Manager
Samantha comes to us all the way from Ontario Canada where she worked in Market Research for 8 years. At Comfort Keepers, Samantha started in scheduling and was quickly promoted to our accounting department where she has worked for the past year and a half. She has now been promoted to the assistant to our General Manager. In this position she will support the Care teams, assuring a great customer service experience amongst many other responsibilities. Samantha states that she discovered her love of Seniors when she moved to SW Florida.
Collier Coordinating Manager
LeAnna Bates moved here from Ohio in 2001. She was a realtor and also worked with elder law. She started here at Comfort Keepers in 2011 in our scheduling department and now is managing our care team in Collier County. LeAnna prides herself with the relationship that she has with our seniors. She said her passion is having that one on one with them and making sure that they have exactly what they need.
Director of Human Resources
Jeff has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Operations, and Leadership Management. His entire career has been spent in the Human Service field. A passion for leading and helping others supplies the energy to give 100% to each day. Jeff and his wife Karen moved to SW Florida in 2017 and enjoy all that the area has to offer with their Maltese, Toby.
Rich joined our team in 2019! He was born and raised in New York and moved down to Florida in 2005 , where he was a radio personality on Wink96.9FM for 4 years. After leaving radio and a brief, 9 year career as a middle school Math teacher in Lee County, his life changed when he interviewed with Comfort Keepers for their business development position. Rich states.. "You see, Comfort Keepers is more than just a company, it's like working with your family. The amount of love and respect that each person has for this company and for helping seniors in our community is unlike anything I have ever been apart of before. I am proud to work for this amazing company and even prouder of the work we do each and every day in our community." His personality is infectious and his love of Senior and the care that Comfort Keepers provides is evident to everyone that he meets!
Marketing Coordination Manager
Lisa is a long time Lee County Resident, with a background in the fund-raising business. When her mother developed Alzheimer’s Disease, she realized her passion for the elder population and started working for Comfort Keepers in 2012. Lisa is our Marketing Coordination Manger supporting all three territories. She is a volunteer with Lee Health as a certified leader for both their Chronic Disease Self Management program and Chronic Pain Self Management Program. She is also certified to lead the Powerful Tools For Caregivers program through the Area Agency On Aging. Lisa states that she loves working for Comfort keepers because the company is passionate about what they do and how they can keep seniors safe in their own home.
Client Care Coordinator
Kirsten moved to Florida in September 2011 from Green Bay, WI. She started her career in Home Health as a CNA working in the field in 2007 and fell in love with caring for seniors and all who needed assistance. Kirsten transitioned from the field to home care administration around 2010 doing scheduling and is now a Client Care Coordinator for Comfort Keepers where she started in January 2020. “Private Duty HomeCare is my passion, I love the one on one interaction and being able to really feel like I’m making a difference.”