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12 04, 2021

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Are Certified as a Great Place to Work®

2021-04-12T09:44:23-04:00April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Great Place to Work Institute has honored ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered thousands of employee surveys from across the U.S. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

“Our franchise owners put a great deal of effort toward caregiver satisfaction, which leads to increased retention and client peace of mind,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “Our unique program, CaregiverFirst, focuses on rewarding employees for their excellent client service and exemplifies our unique culture. We couldn’t be more proud of our family of franchisees for earning this distinction.”

Caregiver training is a critical component of ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care’s culture. This year, the company rolled out a monthly training program to ensure caregivers can grow in their field and equip them to handle a variety of situations, such as managing fall risk, dementia behaviors, Parkinson’s disease, and identifying red flags of stroke, diabetes, and more.

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

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture of consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

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 life 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/franchising.

5 04, 2021

ComForCare Provides Free Monthly Caregiving Training

2021-04-05T11:30:02-04:00April 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Educational series aims to provide resources and support for caregivers during national caregiver shortage.

DETROIT — ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, is providing training and resources to caregivers through its Staying Connected Caregiving Training Series. The free monthly 30-minute live virtual training is designed to expand a caregiver’s skills, provide practical field tips for client care, and attract new people to the caregiving field. An attendee does not need to be employed by ComForCare to attend.

“Caregivers are key to our client relationships, and the pandemic has further exacerbated the caregiver shortage. With the demand for aging in place and home care accelerating, the challenge is finding qualified people to address this need,” said J.J Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “These webinars are one way we are working to address that shortage by providing support and resources for caregivers from local and national experts on a range of topics.”

2021 training topics include:

April – Screening clients for fall risk
May – Techniques for fall risk management
June – Diabetes Part I: Overview and how to identify red flags
July – Diabetes Part II: How to best manage in the home
August – Stroke Part I: Overview and how to identify red flags
September – Stroke Part II: How to best manage in the home
October – End of life care
November – Caring for clients who are bedridden
December 15 – Caregiver career progression – next steps

These monthly trainings are available to all caregivers, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the caregiving field.

The training series takes place on the last Wednesday of every month (with the exception of December), from 4:00–4:30 pm EST. To register, visit: https://bit.ly/caregiverfirst.

For more information about ComForCare, please visit www.comforcare.com.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

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 life 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/franchising.

27 02, 2021

Assisting Hands® Home Care: Gaining Flexibility and Control Over Their Financial Future

2021-02-27T21:35:34-05:00February 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Emmie Knox had a career as a licensed master social worker with a broad range of experience in skilled nursing facilities, hospices and crisis intervention. While she enjoyed her work, she found the freedom and flexibility of owning a business appealing, so she and husband Louis LeSassier decided to explore franchise ownership. By Nancy E. Williams

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27 02, 2021

HomeWell Care Services: Executive Leadership Team Reorganizes

2021-03-04T14:09:41-05:00February 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Several years back, HomeWell Care Services’ chairman, Bruce Haase, committed to bringing together a deeply experienced executive leadership team. This team, having a combination of broad knowledge, expertise and experience, was already well prepared when the challenges of 2020 arose, resulting in a phenomenally successful year. By Cindy Charette

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27 02, 2021

Home Helpers Home Care: Three Siblings Running 3 Locations

2021-02-27T17:43:34-05:00February 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

When you come from a family of a dozen children, working together is second nature. Misty Carver and brother Dennis Coon had already worked in business together for 14 years when their younger brother, Ben Coon, asked for help getting started in a business of his own. By Cindy Charette

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27 02, 2021

BrightStar Care: Driving Brand Growth

2021-02-27T17:13:29-05:00February 27th, 2021|Tags: , , |

In its efforts to evolve and drive the brand forward, BrightStar Care is currently experiencing a pattern of growth. The national private-duty home care and medical-staffing franchise, which operates over 340 locations across the country, is focused on recruitment and retention, recently naming Russ Nykaza as vice president of talent management. By Jessica Jones

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24 11, 2020

Canton, MA ComForCare Franchise Owners Receive 2020 Franchise of the Year Award

2020-11-24T12:08:18-05:00November 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Su and Sumit Madan honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s annual franchise conference.

DETROIT — Canton, MA ComForCare franchise owners, Su and Sumit Madan were awarded the 2020 Franchise of the Year award at ComForCare’s 18th annual franchise conference. Franchise of the Year is the most prestigious award following Caregiver of the Year.

The Madans were recognized out of more than 200 locations for being high-level producers in the franchise system, creating and nurturing a strong local team, and being selfless givers among other qualities.

“Su and Sumit embody the ComForCare values within their office and for the population they serve,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “They care for their clients as family, serve the community passionately, realize that dignity matters, are present and engaged in managing their internal and external staff, and have fun while they do it.”

Su has been a natural caregiver most of her life. From taking care of her own extended family and neighbors, she finds caring for people incredibly satisfying and is what led her to open a home care franchise with her husband.

“In India, it is ingrained into the culture that the family takes care of the older generations as they age,” said Su Madan. “Most of the steps I’ve taken and the things I’ve done have been to care for others and to make a difference in someone’s life. Our office works hard every day for our clients and we are proud to be known as the reliable home care company in our community.”

The Madans opened their franchise in 2013 and are part of one of the fastest-growing franchise business sectors in the country. And with the number of Americans aged 65 and older projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, demand for businesses like the ComForCare franchise that the Madans operate will continue to increase as people strive to age in place.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 225 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 life 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. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.

9 11, 2020

ComForCare of Palm Beach, FL, Employee Recognized as 2020 Caregiver of the Year

2020-11-09T11:22:42-05:00November 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Luis Guzman honored with prestigious award at ComForCare’s 18th annual franchise conference.

DETROIT — ComForCare Franchise Systems, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, announced their Caregiver of the Year at the company’s 18th annual conference. Luis Guzman, a ComForCare caregiver in Palm Beach, FL, was awarded the 2020 Caregiver of the Year from more than 12,000 caregivers across North America.

“Over the past 12 years, Luis has been described by multiple clients as a miracle worker, respectful, honest, compassionate, patient, and nurturing,” said Melissa Morante, franchise owner of ComForCare of Palm Beach. “It’s rare to find a caregiver that works well with all clients. Particularly during this challenging time, Luis’ calm and easy-going demeanor and his comforting nature has had a profound impact on clients and their families.”

Through this award, Luis is recognized for his extraordinary commitment, hard work and dedication. Clients and family members have shared that they have peace of mind knowing that they or their family members are in the best hands possible with Luis. Luis has been with ComForCare of Palm Beach since 2008.

“Caregivers are the heart of the ComForCare franchise system across the U.S. and Canada,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care. “Luis embodies all of ComForCare’s core values and everything we stand for as an organization. We are honored to have Luis as a part of our team and recognize the tremendous impact he has had on so many lives.”

ComForCare of Palm Beach, serving Boca Raton to Vero Beach, is a premier provider of private-duty home care to the area’s senior population. Services include assistance with all activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring, ambulation and toileting. Additional services include transportation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and meal preparation. The Palm Beach office is also DementiaWise®-certified, meeting the corporate office’s high standards for dementia education and caregiving excellence. ComForCare of Palm Beach has nationally-certified Alzheimer’s educators and Parkinson’s care expertise.

About ComForCare Franchise Systems:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 225 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 life 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. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.

18 09, 2020

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Hosts Fall Prevention Webinar on First Day of Fall

2020-09-18T16:05:40-04:00September 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Webinar to address causes and solutions of falls in older adults.

DETROIT — In light of Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 22, ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, will host a webinar with Tiffany Shubert, PhD, PT, a nationally recognized fall expert, who will present “Falls in Older Adults: Identifying Causes and Solutions.”

The webinar will be from 7:30pm ET- 8:15pm on Tuesday, September 22. Those interested in attending can register HERE.

The webinar will review:

  • Factors and causes that lead to falls
  • Which medications increase fall risk
  • Practical tools to use to manage fall risk
  • Solutions and steps most important to try and embrace

“Each year, one in four older adults experiences a fall, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. The result of a fall can be both physical and emotional, and in some instances, the fall can be deadly,” says Stephanie Wierzbicka, Manager, Strategic Health Programs. “Our mission at ComForCare is to create safer communities and we hope this webinar will be a valuable resource for older adults and their caregivers.”

For more information on ComForCare, visit ComForCare.com.

About ComForCare

ComForCare is a premier provider of home care services with more than 200 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 life 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, LLC, a multi-brand franchise parent company, 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. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com.

6 08, 2020

ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care Join Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as National Members

2020-08-06T10:25:03-04:00August 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Membership Enables Further Education on Caregiving for Those with Dementia.

DETROIT — ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care, franchised providers of in-home caregiving services, are new members of The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). They join AFA’s national network of member organizations with the goal of providing nationwide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by dementia.

“Our relationship with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will accelerate our efforts to help individuals with dementia-related diseases,” said Sean Kajcienski, COO of Best Life Brands. “We launched our DementiaWise program six years ago after seeing a real need for our clients and their caregivers to get stronger tools and support for managing dementia.”

“AFA works closely with our member organizations to help those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and connect them with programs, services and support,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “We are excited to welcome ComForCare to our member network and look forward to having them work with us to help people living with Alzheimer’s.”

ComForCare is part of Best Life Brands, a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients at any stage of life. The multi-brand organization also includes CarePatrol, the nation’s largest senior placement organization, and Blue Moon Estate Sales, the nation’s industry-leading estate sales franchise brand.

AFA works hand in hand with its member organizations to provide resources to families affected by Alzheimer’s, especially through its National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) where licensed social workers can connect callers with services in their area.

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.  AFA has earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for five consecutive years.

About ComForCare and At Your Side

ComForCare and At Your Side are premier providers of home care services helping older adults live independently in their own homes and offer 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, LLC, a multi-brand franchise parent company. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. For more information, visit www.comforcare.com or www.atyoursidehomecare.com.