Our Story: Comfort Keepers Home Care Agency in Lutherville-Timonium
The beginning of our home care agency, now serving communities throughout Towson, MD and surrounding areas of North Central Maryland
In 1998, Kris Clum was a registered home nurse. Her role was to provide medical assistance to patients who had ongoing medical needs but were otherwise able to live independently. But because Kris was restricted to medical care only and the guidelines of her employer, she saw how many other needs went unmet for her clients: some folks needed help maintaining an orderly home environment, getting to their doctor’s appointments, or just spending time one-on-one with someone who cared about their wellbeing.
Kris knew her patients weren’t better served at expensive live-in facilities or busy nursing homes. She saw the emotional, social, and mental needs that weren’t met in the lives of her patients and decided to take action. Kris wanted to found a new kind of home care agency, one that would provide holistic support that enabled a better quality of life for all of her clients. But what to call it?
After brainstorming with her husband Jerry and their young children, they realized that the name of their agency grew out of the very need it met: to keep clients comfortably within their own homes. So Comfort Keepers was born, and in the years since, has grown to a vibrant network of more than 700 home care agency locations worldwide.
Today, Comfort Keepers is a nationally respected home care agency network making a difference in more than 12 countries and across the USA. Despite the size of the organization, each of those hundreds of agency coordinators was attracted to the original values and vision of Comfort Keepers: to uplift the complete health of every client, respect their independence, and offer dignity and compassion while supporting everyday needs.
Customized Senior Care Services
We remain as committed as ever to a standard of excellence in care. We know the value of aligning home services with medical care providers, so each of our caregivers can help your loved one coordinate doctor’s appointments, take notes on medical instructions or changes in prescription medication regimens, and make sure they have the transportation or mobility support they need to attend each appointment. We also provide services that can improve your loved one’s health every day, such as medication reminders, meal planning and prepared-ahead meals, laundry and linens changing, and companionship care.
At Comfort Keepers, your family is our priority. We’re dedicated to supporting your loved one’s decision to live at home and provide the assistance they need to do so healthfully and safely. If you’re looking for a home care agency that truly understands your family’s unique needs and roots in Towson, Lutherville-Timonium, MD and surrounding communities, Comfort Keepers is ready to lend a hand.
Want to learn how our home care agency can serve you or a loved one? Contact us today!