Comfort Keepers Mission
Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable. We shall treat each of our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve, as though we were caring for a member of our own family.
The special people who deliver our unique brand of in-home senior care (We call them Comfort Keepers®.) are carefully selected, screened, and trained to provide professional, compassionate care.
About Comfort Keepers - Mimi's Story
Mimi wasn’t her real name. It was really Mary. But Mary wasn’t the name she was given at birth. It was Maria.
She was born in Ferrara, a small medieval city in Northern Italy. Her parents changed her name to Mary when she came to the United States with her four younger brothers. Her mother was widowed two years later and then, not long thereafter, she lost a leg in a trolley car accident in Boston. Mary had to take charge of the household and get herself and the boys through school.Mary became “Mimi” when she decided to be a hairdresser. It sounded so French. She wanted to cater to the finer ladies and Maria wouldn’t do. Mimi later became the first female business owner to be accepted into the New England Hairdresser’s Guild. She had opened a fancy salon on Newbury Street and her only competition after a while was Charles of the Ritz a few doors down. Mimi had arrived.
After her retirement Mimi kept her favorite customers by setting up a space in the basement. She also took on raising her two grandchildren after her daughter divorced and had to work everyday. The customers would come at various times three days a week, usually before the children got home from school. Her schedule dwindled down over time to two days and then, not long after her husband passed away, she was down to her last customer. Mimi contracted colon cancer that eventually spread throughout her body. By then she had sold her home and was living comfortably with her daughter – still a single working mom – and her two grandchildren who were responsible for taking care of her after school. She passed away peacefully and at home at the age of 86.
Mimi was my grandmother.
Even when she was very sick, helping Mimi was never like work. I could always get her to laugh and she would usually want to talk about the old days. We went into shoe boxes full of pictures on rainy days and spent time in the garden talking to the flowers when the sun was out. She knew how to enjoy the simplest things of life.Taking care of people in their most senior years or after a hospital visit is, of course, what Comfort Keepers® is all about. The reason I chose to join the company, however, was because of what really makes it different. It’s both the people and the approach.
We call our caregivers “Comfort Keepers” because they are the best in the business at what they do. This comes naturally to them, of course, however that natural talent is magnified and refined by the approach which our company teaches and requires. We call it “Interactive Caregiving”. When we come to visit your home for the first time, we discuss and develop a Plan of Care that is tailored to your specific needs. The idea is to enable you take full advantage of both types of service we offer; task fulfillment and personal support. The goal of Interactive Caregiving is to provide cognitive stimulation and emotional support. This means that having fun is allowed and encouraged, just as is reminiscing, enjoying quiet companionship and listening to music. This is what our “Comfort Keepers” do best.
We look forward to being of service to you. If you are visiting this website for the first time, we urge you to call us now and ask us about our rigorous quality control standards and we welcome you to come in contact with our unique group of caring people. Our service always comes with the Guarantee of Your Satisfaction! Families choose Comfort Keepers for different reasons. For some, it is for extensive care. For others, we offer a much needed break or "respite care" for family members who regularly provide care. Comfort Keepers touches lives around the world and is the comforting solution for your loved one's in-home care. Click on the Services link to better understand the range of in-home care services Comfort Keepers can provide.
Interactive Caregiving™ is based on four primary pillars, which Comfort Keepers leverage to care for, engage, and interact with our clients:
- An active senior mind promotes independence, better mental and physical health, happiness, and a longer life.
- A physically active senior maintains strength and independence, lessening or delaying the effects of aging.
- A well-nourished senior is more energetic, both physically and mentally.
- A safe senior lives in an environment that reduces the likelihood of accidents and promotes timely response when illness or accidents occur.
With our Interactive Caregiving approach, we are able to raise seniors’ quality of life to a much higher level than typical in-home care providers.
AHCA Registration #: HCS 230714
License #: HHA299993443
The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) is the leader in improving the quality of community based health care services in the USA. CHAP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body. It was the first accrediting body for community-based health care organizations in the United States and was created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Areas We Serve
Our Treasure Coast office serves the communities of Ankona, Arundel, Bessemer, Blowing Rocks, Bluefield, Cana, Carlton, Collins Park Estates, Coral Gardens, Eden, Eldred, Fort Pierce, Glidden Park, Golden Gate, Gomez, Hell Gate, Hobe Sound, Indian River Estates, Indiantown, Indrio, Jensen Beach, Jupiter Island, Lakewood Park, Lighthouse Point, Marcy, North River Shores, Ocean Breeze Park, Palm City, Paradise Park, Port Mayaca, Port Saint Lucie, Port Salerno, Port Sewall, Queens Cove, Rio, River Park, Saint Lucie, Seminole Shores, Sewalls Point, Snug Harbor, Stuart, Sunland Gardens, Viking, Walton, Waveland, White City and Zana.