The Founder of our local in Home Care Agency
Learn more about Tom Berard, our devoted Comfort Keepers at home care founder.
Tom and Bev Berard founded the Anoka, Blaine, Andover and White Bear Lake Comfort Keepers in home care franchise in 2007, driven by the desire to help seniors enjoy more fulfilling and independent lives as they grow older—and to support their families in the process. Tom helped his own parents and knows the challenges families face in supporting their aging parents.
They were also surprised to learn that many families aren’t even aware that organizations like Comfort Keepers exist. Created to help with senior caregiving and ease family caregivers’ stress by providing them at-home care your senior needs. “We want it to be common knowledge that families in Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, Chisago and Isanti counties don’t have to face senior caregiving alone—that they have a helpful friend in Comfort Keepers” Tom stated.
Tom tells this story—“We train our Caregivers in Interactive Caregiving. This approach helps them meet the client at their level and find things that will enrich their lives. My father used our services and his Caregiver worked with him daily to find things that interested him. I went to his house one day and found him kneeling next to the bathtub fascinated by a hermit crab she brought. Another time when I came his fingernails were all painted, as it turned out he had been building birdhouses to give away to family and friends.”
They enjoy the personal reward that comes from seeing Comfort Keepers transform the lives of older adults, renewing their verve for life in the comfort of home.