The Story Behind Our Non Medical Home Care Agency
Even after 20 years, our Durham, NC office still holds the same values as the first Comfort Keepers office
In 1998, Comfort Keepers was established by Kris Butler, a registered home nurse. Kris regularly tended to patients who required more than medical attention. She noted that her clients often valued companionship above all else and requested small favors to improve their quality of life. Because of Kris’s role, she could not satisfy their simple asks, whether it was to do laundry, help with transportation, or just spend time over a puzzle.
Kris recognized the emotional struggles of senior patients and saw an opportunity to help. She wanted to provide a personalized non medical home care solution, but the first step was to pick a name. She brainstormed with her husband, Jerry, and their young children to find a phrase that captured the emotion and sentiment of their future business. Ultimately, their daughter suggested “Comfort Keepers” based on the company’s goal: to keep clients comfortably within their own homes as an alternative to expensive nursing facilities. And Comfort Keepers was born!
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Kris’s expertise and passion have allowed the company to flourish from an American dream to 700+ locations worldwide. In 2009, the brand was strengthened by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets.
Today, Comfort Keepers is available in 12 countries through independently owned and operated locations that make a difference in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities in their community. Despite Comfort Keepers size, we are as committed to quality as when Kris started the organization over twenty years ago. We achieve our high standards by recruiting the best talent, cultivating a compassionate culture, and identifying ways to leverage new technology that improves our clients’ lives.
Comfort Through Companionship
Getting older often means not being able to get out and socialize as much as you might like to. Loneliness is a major problem amongst seniors who have spent their entire lives being around and caring for others. Our Interactive Caregiving philosophy helps alleviate this loneliness by providing caregivers who are prepared to simply sit and chat with you over a meal or while you are working together on chores. We want you to feel comfortable in your home and with your caregivers whose mission is to help you remain in your home rather than a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Our quality and dedication to our mission are honored by industry leaders. We are consistently recognized as a leader in non medical home care for seniors.
- Extraordinary Achievement, Franchise Satisfaction (Franchise Research Institute): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Top 500 Franchises (Entrepreneur): 2015
- Circle of Excellence, National Business Research Institute (NBRI), 2018
- Endorsed National Provider by Home Care Pulse, 2016
Not only do we want to offer you the services you need and only include those you want in your care plan, but we only want to be there when you need us. We offer part-time care services that cover only a few hours a week, full-time care, and for those who need more support, we also offer 24-hour around the clock care by a team of our caregivers. You are the only one who knows what help you need and when you need it. Want to learn how Comfort Keepers can serve you or a loved one? Contact us today to learn more about our non medical home care options.