Meet Our Home Health Aide Teammates Who Provide Our Senior Home Care Services in Lutz, FL and All of Pasco County
Our home health aide team of Comfort Keepers Caregivers is uniquely qualified and ready to help your loved one by providing our senior home care services in Lutz, FL and all of Pasco County
Every home health aide on our Comfort Keepers senior home care team is professional and well trained. We conduct a thorough screening and interviewing process to identify the best home care providers and caregivers, and only those who pass this process go on to complete training to deliver our special brand of senior care and become Comfort Keepers. What truly sets our Comfort Keepers apart, though, is their natural gift for caring for others.
At Comfort Keepers, we understand each client is different and has various care needs and unique personalities. We make sure each home health aide realizes this and has the flexibility and training that allows their seniors to alter their care plan whenever necessary to meet their current home care needs. However, our caregivers go beyond providing the everyday care services your senior requires. Our home care agency promises that we will match your loved one with the best caregiver for them. How do we do this? During your free care consultation, the first step to in home care, we will evaluate your loved one’s care needs and overall personality. From here, we will pick a caregiver whose interests, values, and hobbies closely match your seniors. We call this approach to senior care, Interactive Caregiving.
Interactive Caregiving is in every care plan regardless of how much it is altered and changed. Studies have proven that focusing on the overall quality of life and lessening the feeling of loneliness and isolation leads to a healthier, more fulfilling life. What does Interactive Caregiving entail? Getting your senior active and engaged. Whether that means with music, dance, a walk, whatever your senior loves!
This value isn’t just instilled in our caregiver it is all of our staff, from owner to care coordinator to office administrator. We are here for your loved one’s overall happiness and well-being. All Comfort Keepers senior home care home health aide teammates pass extensive background checks and complete continuing education. Our home health aide teammates are bonded, insured and covered by workers' compensation insurance to protect our clients and their families.
For over 14 years, Tracy Kelley has been inspiring others to take action on what some might call the most noblest of pursuits— providing respite care in Pasco County for our senior loved ones.
The realization of this passion for serving others, however, can be traced back over 27 years ago, while attending Florida Southern College for her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. It was during her education and her many years of serving customers of all ages in the insurance industry that she found her passion for people, but wanted to do something more.
As a mother of three, she was seeking to fulfill that passion while maintaining a flexible schedule for her children. When Tracy saw a growing need for elder care in Pasco County, she realized that her passion for people would be best put to work by helping seniors maintain independence and quality of life in their homes. Owning and operating a home care service that offered a range of caregiving levels—from respite care and palliative care in New Port Richey and the surrounding area, to dementia care and end of life care—would give her the opportunity to give something back.
Never losing sight of that vision, in 2002 Tracy opened Polk County’s first Comfort Keepers to provide unparalleled senior home care to residents of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Sebring, Lutz, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
Tracy sets the high standard for everyone at Comfort Keepers by demonstrating that every aspect of the company must be grounded in love for the clients. It’s at the heart of everything a Comfort Keeper caregiver does for the client.
In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and supporting worthy causes that help enhance the quality of life for local senior residents. In Tracy’s own words, “We get to help the hands that built America.”
Internal Care Coordinator
Kelly Murdock is our Internal Care Coordinator for the Pasco County Comfort Keepers office. She brings years of experience in skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to the Comfort Keepers team.
Kelly is originally from Upstate New York, and she attended the University of Pittsburgh and the State University of New York at Fredonia, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She has worked in the healthcare field for nearly 20 years, many of them as a social worker, and she was a director of social work for over seven years. She brings that passion for healthcare and the focus to help lead our team here at Comfort Keepers.
She came to Florida in 2002 to be closer to family, and she’s rolled up her sleeves as the Internal Care Coordinator to help those who need home health services in Pasco County. When she’s not spending time with her kids and family, Kelly works with clients to build healthy relationships and ensure clients are satisfied they are receiving the highest quality of at home care in Hudson and surrounding area. She’s an integral part of the team that delivers the best care, from helping match caregivers to clients to addressing clients’ concerns and issues.
Kelly is well-versed in the care options offered by Comfort Keepers, from the features of our in-home care—grooming, meal prep and cooking, medication reminders, and more—to the “best practices” when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to ensuring that our unique approach to caregiving—called Interactive Caregiving—is as beneficial to our clients as possible. These services can be tailored to those needing elderly home care, disability home care, or even temporary personal care in Pasco County while recovering from surgery or undergoing rehabilitation treatment. Kelly’s background in healthcare, social work, and management make her a welcome addition to our Comfort Keepers’ team!
Julia Leake is the Staffing Coordinator for our Comfort Keepers’ Pasco County office. She’s a Florida transplant from Michigan, having recently moved to the area, and she’s committed to applying her passions and skills to best assist our clients who need in-home care in Pasco County.
Julia attended Eastern Michigan University where she studied Communications and Administration. She has a strong background in customer service and management, both of which she brings to the table here at Comfort Keepers.
As the Staffing Coordinator for Comfort Keepers, Julia is an integral part of the team that reviews employment applications, conducts interviews, and makes hiring decisions. She’s also part of the team that helps perfectly match caregivers with our clients, so that anyone needing home care in Zephyrhills, Holiday, and the surrounding area are matched with the caregiver who will best meet his or her needs. Additionally, Julia will ensure that Comfort Keepers’ is well-staffed and scheduled to meet clients’ needs, especially for clients who need around-the-clock care and require multiple caregivers.
Julia is passionate about finding those qualified candidates that make excellent caregivers. She’s looking for traits like patience, caring, and personability that make for the best caregivers to provide in-home care, especially for when it comes to our special Interactive Caregiving. Julia is always on the lookout for the specialized training and personalities that are best in caregivers attending to clients needing extra care due to Alzheimer’s or dementia or end of life care.
When not at work as Staffing Coordinator, Julia enjoys hiking and jogging, indulging in her passion for the outdoors, travelling, and trying new things. Her enthusiasm and people skills are a boon to the Comfort Keepers’ team!