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4 10, 2022

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Innovative Caregiver Training Program Addresses America’s Growing Need for Dementia-Capable Home Care Teams

2022-10-04T15:24:58-04:00October 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Occupation-Based and Team-Centered Dementia Care Education Transforms On-the-Job Training for Seasoned and Novice Home Care Workers.

TROY, Mich. — Of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, most remain in their homes throughout the progression of the disease. This option can allow greater comfort, familiarity, and quality of life compared to institutional care. Although there are benefits to aging at home, research reveals individuals and families dealing with dementia at home face significant disease-related and social challenges; thus, there is an urgent and growing need for more dementia-capable home care services. In light of the situation, stakeholders—including policymakers, administrators, families, and people living with dementia—continuously emphasize interdisciplinary staff training to create a more dementia-capable workforce.

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care have launched DementiaWise®, an innovative occupation-based and team-centered training program designed to help their home care teams resolve dementia-related challenges. The DementiaWise program is changing the way home care agencies approach memory care training and client collaboration in the U. S. and Canada.

A program evaluation study conducted by student and faculty researchers at Duke University Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program and Partnerships for Health found home care workers who completed the DementiaWise training felt better equipped and empowered to collaboratively care for clients living with dementia and their families (self-efficacy). They had greater job satisfaction compared to teammates who had not yet completed DementiaWise.

Background
Developing a dementia-capable workforce has proven a challenge for the entire health care industry, including home care agencies. Despite an abundance of proven dementia care strategies and significant time spent in traditional lecture-style training, caregivers of all disciplines still struggle to apply knowledge after the training in real-life situations. Without effective on-the-job training and support, experts warn that well-meaning team members can burn out under the stress of dementia caregiving.

Need for New Workforce Training
ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, together with partners at Duke University and Partnerships for Health, have turned their attention to an essential design flaw that experts believe has limited traditional dementia care training. Teams often lack opportunities to plan, test, evaluate, and reflect as a team on the process of adapting responses to real-world challenges.

“With that problem in mind, we knew that more hours in traditional training would be inadequate to improve life for our clients, their families, and our home care teams,” said Stephanie Wierzbicka, Manager of Strategic Health Programs for ComForCare.

Innovative Program Design
In DementiaWise, person-centered care is the team’s standard and the goal of their work. There are twelve DementiaWise strategies, which are the team’s tools of the trade, but the new program doesn’t just lecture the information and strategies to learners. Instead, learning is viewed as a dynamic process of problem-solving, reasoning, and reflection on experiences. The video training depicts a caregiver working with her team as they encounter common dementia-related challenges in home care. The team’s shared challenges help structure content and merge knowledge of the disease, evidence-based care strategies, the client, care environment, and the situation into best-practice solutions. Additional real stories from ComForCare employees in the video exemplify solutions fueled by knowledge of dementia care, creativity, and teamwork. In the new program, the team’s success is measured by an expanded ability to tap into learning in novel situations. The program emphasizes a generalizable process of problem-solving, not just dementia-specific content. ComForCare employees are featured as role models—mobilizing the knowledge and expertise in the team and lending practical tips from frontline caregivers, franchise managers, and award-winning occupational therapist and dementia care expert Dr. Heather McKay.

Program Evaluation Results
The research team (Dr. McKay in collaboration with students and faculty at Duke Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program) completed a mixed-methods study with positive results across a diverse sample of home care workers.

DementiaWise (DW) training was positively associated with higher self-efficacy among home care team members at ComForCare, as the odds of higher self-efficacy in those who watched/rewatched DW were 1.6 times the odds of higher self-efficacy than those who had not yet watched DW.

DementiaWise (DW) training was positively associated with higher satisfaction among home care team members at ComForCare, as the odds of higher satisfaction in those who watched DW were 2.2 times the odds of higher satisfaction in those who had not yet watched DW.
For more detailed study results, please go to: http://comforcare.com/dementia-care.

Participants attributed the positive outcomes to specific features of the program, including an emphasis on communication, helping clients live life to the fullest, seeing clients in their totality, and developing soft skills for caregiving on a team.

Dr. McKay said, “With the new DementiaWise® program, home care agencies are empowering caregivers to engage with families and colleagues in a collaborative process of collecting knowledge (both information and hands-on skills), sharing it with each other, and calling on it to resolve everyday challenges in the home with teamwork.”

“As the demand for high-quality in-home dementia care grows, the home care industry must respond with data-driven evaluations, which demonstrate the impact of different on-the-job training programs and inform future workforce development. In doing so, ComForCare is actively creating a more dementia-capable workforce and supporting people living with the disease and their families to live longer, safer, and happier in their communities, improving life for everyone involved,” said a ComForCare representative.

DementiaWise training is available on-demand for ComForCare agencies nationwide and Best Life Brands partners. To find the nearest office, visit comforcare.com/locator.

About ComForCare Home Care:
ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best lives possible and offers special programs, including fall risk prevention, dementia care, meaningful activities, and Joyful Memories music. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit comforcare.com

About Partnerships for Health:
Managed by Dr. Heather McKay, Partnerships for Health is a consulting company offering education and consultation to individuals, families, and organizations dealing with dementia. Dr. McKay is an occupational therapist, dementia care specialist, and international trainer and speaker on topics related to dementia care and caregiver education. In 2016, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America named Heather “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” Since 2019, Heather and ComForCare have enjoyed a partnership, and together produced the highest quality dementia care education for home care employees, clients, and local communities. Learn more about Dr. McKay and dementia care education at www.pfhnc.com

19 09, 2022

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Recognized as Number Two in At Home Care on Fortune and Great Place to Work® 2022 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

2022-09-19T22:00:11-04:00September 19th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

TROY, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™.  This is ComForCare’s second time being named to this prestigious list—coming in at 2nd place in the At Home Care category. Earning this esteemed position confirms the positive workplace culture cultivated by ComForCare and At Your Side franchisees, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible.

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 140,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the aging services industry. In that survey, 92% of ComForCare and At Your Side employees said that the organization is a great place to work.

“We are so grateful for our dedicated franchisees and the commitment to their caregivers who have made us a part of this list for the past two years,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side. “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives. Caregivers are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their roles are.

“The Best Workplaces in Aging Services have a lot to be proud of,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “They stepped up to support the well-being of their employees hard at work caring for high-risk populations at unprecedented levels throughout the pandemic. Congratulations to these great workplaces for their dedication to strong company cultures.”

In 2022, ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials™.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 140,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the aging services industry. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study. The study is based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com.

About Activated Insights®

Activated Insights is the senior care division of Great Place to Work and provides employee and resident surveys to aging services providers. With expertise in senior care, Activated Insights is committed to transforming the aging experience by impacting the lives of seniors, families, staff, and others in senior care through research, data and technology. Learn more at activatedinsights.com.

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best lives possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit comforcare.com.

21 07, 2022

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named a Fortune Certified 2022 Great Place to Work for Millennials By Fortune Magazine

2022-07-21T09:31:10-04:00July 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

ComForCare/At Your Side Ranked #74 on Fortune Magazine’s Annual List.

TROY, Mich.ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, has recently been named one of the 2022 Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by Fortune Magazine®. This marks the second consecutive year ComForCare has earned a place on this prestigious list. ComForCare ranked #74 on the list of 100, moving up from their previous position of #94 on last year’s listing.

“We are incredibly honored to once again be named as a best workplace for millennials,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care. “Our franchisees and caregivers are the lifeblood of our business, and it’s important to us that they truly enjoy the crucial work they do and have every tool they need to succeed. Earning a place on this prestigious list for the second year in a row validates the hard work ComForCare does to ensure the success of our franchisees. I can not wait to see how we will continue to grow throughout the next year.”

Fortune worked with long-standing research partner Great Place to Work to help in finding the best employers for those born between 1981 and 1997—a generation known for appreciating firms with strong values and frequently changing jobs. To determine millennials’ workplace preferences, Great Place to Work analyzed feedback representing more than 5.3 million U.S. employees. As a result, the 100 large companies on their list represent the best workplaces for millennials.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this vital field.

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best lives possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com.

24 05, 2022

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named a Certified 2022 Great Place to Work in the United States and Canada

2022-05-24T14:10:12-04:00May 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

92% of employees in America and 82% of employees in Canada agreed that ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care is a great place to work.

TROY, Mich.ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, has recently received the honor of being named one of the 2022 Best Workplaces™ by Great Place To Work® in both the United States and Canada. This marks the second consecutive year ComForCare has earned this prestigious certification.

This award confirms the positive workplace culture ComForCare/At Your Side franchisees have cultivated, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives.

“It’s an immense honor to be certified on the 2022 Best Workplaces in both the U.S. and Canada,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care. “Our franchisees put a great deal of effort toward caregiver satisfaction, which leads to increased loyalty and client peace of mind. Caregivers are the heart of everything we do and it’s important that they feel valued and truly enjoy the crucial work they do. This recognition validates our franchisees’ efforts.”

Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, certifies employers based on how fairly employees are treated. In addition, companies are assessed on how well they create an exceptional employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, or any other aspect of an employee’s character or role.

Earning Great Place to Work Certification proves that a company has an excellent employee experience, validated by their own staff. Certification is entirely based on what employees say, especially how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Being Certified™ provides a company with a literal badge of excellence. It denotes to current employees, jobseekers and other companies within their industry that their organization is the best of the best.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this vital field.

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best lives possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com.

11 01, 2022

Comforcare Ranked Among Top Franchises In Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

2022-01-11T16:07:43-05:00January 11th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

TROY, Mich. — ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. The 43rd annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the 2022 Franchise 500® ranks ComForCare as 311 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Over its 43 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. ComForCare’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

“It’s an immense honor to be included on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list,” said J.J Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “Through the work of our dedicated team of caregivers we strive to help all of our clients achieve their best life. We are proud to receive this recognition, and I cannot wait to see the growth milestones we will achieve in 2022.”

In Entrepreneur‘s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 43-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors that go into the evaluation, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

“The past year has been one of the most challenging for businesses in recent memory, which made putting together our 43rd annual Franchise 500 list more enlightening than ever,” says Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive, and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

To view ComForCare in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2022 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 11th.

To learn more about ComForCare franchising, visit www.comforcare.com/franchising.

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare helps people live their best lives possible. ComForCare’s compassionate caregivers and innovative programs support older adults in aging gracefully and continuing to do the things they love. Among its many awards, ComForCare most recently has been honored on the 2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 256 independently owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

17 12, 2021

ComForCare of Oklahoma City, OK Employee Recognized as 2021 Caregiver of the Year

2021-12-17T11:04:55-05:00December 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Nancy Bell honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, announced their Caregiver of the Year at the company’s annual conference. Nancy Bell, a ComForCare caregiver in Oklahoma City, OK, was awarded the 2021 Caregiver of the Year for her outstanding service and exemplary care.

“Nancy is highly skilled, extremely knowledgeable, and a team player who has consistently displayed and promoted the highest ethical standards,” said Khalid Bokhari, franchise owner of ComForCare in Oklahoma City. “She is willing to go above and beyond by volunteering to cover visits and take on some of the most difficult cases such as patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Several patients have remarked that her kind nature and thorough work ethic have led them to recommend ComForCare to friends and family.”

Through this award, Nancy was recognized for the skill, attitude, and compassion she brings to the position of caregiver. The care she provides, not only to her clients but also to her team, allows everyone around her to feel loved and like family.

“Nancy truly embodies our values and our company’s mission to help people live their best lives possible,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side. “The passion and genuine joy she displays when serving others is something everyone at ComForCare should strive to provide to our clients. I am proud to know that ComForCare has people like Nancy working hard to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.”

ComForCare of Oklahoma City provides home care to the area’s older residents and those who are disabled or recovering from injuries or surgery. Services include companionship, personal care, mobility assistance, medication reminders, and more. The Oklahoma City office is also DementiaWise®-certified, meeting the corporate office’s high standards for dementia education and caregiving excellence.

Nancy has been with ComForCare of Oklahoma City since 2019, and is part of one of the fastest-growing franchise business sectors in the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older is expected to increase to 77 million by 2034, and demand for businesses like ComForCare will continue to grow as people prefer to age in place.

For more information about ComForCare/At Your Side, visit https://www.comforcare.com.

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare helps people live their best lives possible. ComForCare’s compassionate caregivers and innovative programs support older adults in aging gracefully and continuing to do the things they love. Among its many awards, ComForCare most recently has been honored on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

21 09, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To WorkⓇ

2021-09-21T11:26:45-04:00September 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women. Earning a place on this prestigious list highlights the positive and inclusive workplace culture cultivated by ComForCare/At Your Side’s franchisees, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible.

The Best Workplaces for Women award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.6 million current employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare’s employees said that ComForCare is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than that of the average U.S. company.

“It’s an immense honor to be ranked on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women list,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side. “Our mission at ComForCare/At Your Side is to help people live their best lives possible, and that includes ensuring our employees, which consists primarily of women, feel valued in the workplace. We are proud of our franchisees who have cultivated an environment where  the voices  of female caregivers and employees are heard and respected.”

The Best Workplaces for Women list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place To Work-certified™ organization.

“These companies have made a commitment to fostering equity in the workplace. With the data about gender inequity in mind, the Best Workplaces for Women braved the task of combating gender inequity by ensuring their women employees feel safe, heard, challenged and valued,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 220,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare helps people live their best lives possible. ComForCare’s compassionate caregivers and innovative programs support older adults in aging gracefully and continuing to do the things they love. Among its many awards, ComForCare most recently has been honored on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces for Women and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

24 08, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Recognized as Number One in At Home Care on Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Aging Services List for 2021

2021-08-24T11:16:28-04:00August 24th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as the number one home care company on the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ 2021 list. Earning the number one position on this prestigious list confirms the positive workplace culture cultivated by ComForCare and At Your Side’s franchisees, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible.

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 220,000 current employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare and At Your Side’s employees said that the organization is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than that of the average U.S. company.

“To be identified as the best at exhibiting workplace core values this past year in the face of unprecedented social, financial and health circumstances reflects an uncommon commitment to each other,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side.  “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives. Excellent care is top priority for our family of franchise owners, and that includes their amazing caregivers. They are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

The Best Workplaces for Aging Services list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback, and only Great Place To Work-certified™ organizations were considered

“We are incredibly proud of The Best Workplaces for Aging Services. They fought bravely and saved countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the partner of Great Place to Work in senior care. “Years of research has shown how great workplaces contribute to lower employee turnover and better quality of life for seniors. These honored workplaces showcase the compassion and stories behind the research. Our biggest congratulations and appreciation go to these awardees.”

In 2021, ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care also ranked as a Best Workplace for Millennials™ and and was ranked #38 on the list of Best Workplaces in New York™.

Learn more about careers at ComForCare Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 220,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Activated Insights®

Activated Insights is the senior care division of Great Place to Work and provides employee and resident surveys to aging services providers. With an expertise in senior care, Activated Insights is committed to transform the aging experience by impacting the lives of seniors, families, staff, and others in senior care through research, data, and technology.

Learn more at activatedinsights.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About ComForCare Home Care:

As the premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, ComForCare is committed to helping older adults and their families live their best lives possible. They realize this goal with compassionate caregivers, innovative training and special programs, including those designed to benefit people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare has more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, a parent company that oversees service brands in the aging adult care industry. Among its many awards, ComForCare was most recently recognized on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, the 2021 Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise list, the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in Aging Services lists. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com/.

21 07, 2021

ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named on 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in New York Lists by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work®

2021-07-21T12:36:39-04:00July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and 2021 Best Workplaces in New York™.  Earning a place on these prestigious lists confirms the positive workplace culture ComForCare/At Your Side franchisees have cultivated, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives.

The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million U.S. employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare/At Your Side’s employees said the organization is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than the average American company.

“It’s an immense honor to be ranked on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the Best Workplaces in New York lists,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care. “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives. Excellent care is top priority for our family of franchise owners. That includes the amazing caregivers. They are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and the Best Workplaces in New York™ are highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they create an exceptional employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, or any aspect of who employees are or their role.

“The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ treat their employees like people, not just employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”

Learn more about careers at ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field.

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials™

Great Place To Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million employees at Great Place To Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place To Work®

Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best live’s possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com.