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10 09, 2020

Comfort Keepers® ‘Steps’ Up― Sets $100,000 Fundraising Goal As National Team In Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s®

2020-09-10T01:05:36-04:00September 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Virtual Opening and Promise Flower Ceremony Followed by Team Walk in Irvine on Sept. 26th to Raise Funds and Awareness for Disease that Touches Many Clients and Their Families.

IRVINE, Calif. — Comfort Keepers®, a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care, continues its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. As a National Silver Team, Comfort Keepers has more than 100 local teams across the United States participating in this year’s nationwide walks. The Irvine team will join in a virtual Walk Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony on Irvine’s Walk Day, September 26th, by logging in at 8:00 a.m. to the Irvine, CA Walk Mainstage, the event’s interactive online experience. From there, participants and spectators can livestream the Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony in their local markets. Following the opening ceremony, participants can walk in their neighborhoods, connect with their teams via the Walk App, follow a virtual path in their neighborhood and share pictures with team members.

“Approximately 28 percent of the tens of thousands of seniors Comfort Keepers helps suffer from various forms of dementia or Alzheimer’s,” said Carl McManus, CEO, Comfort Keepers. “This is a cause that is very close to us, our franchisees, our caregivers, our clients and their families. We are proud to help raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs through our participation. We have raised more than $430,000 in our past five years as a National Team and expect to pass the half million-dollar mark in our sixth year with this year’s walk.”

This year, Comfort Keepers is recognized as one of the 51 National teams and will be walking all over the US with the goal of raising $100,000. Comfort Keepers has approximately 101 teams participating in the events across the U.S. through November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk is ‘everywhere this year’ and is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails. Comfort Keepers local teams will be following additional safety precautions including wearing masks, social distancing and using sanitization products to protect themselves, their clients and their community.

“We are grateful to Comfort Keepers for this year’s commitment as a National Silver Team and their past contributions to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Lynda Collins, Director of Constituent Event Partnerships for the Alzheimer’s Association. “With the support of Comfort Keepers’ network of local teams across the country, it brings more awareness to our cause. We applaud their commitment to keeping seniors’ minds and bodies active and engaged –providing a great synergy between our mission and their work.”

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a long-term partner, Comfort Keepers helps support the Alzheimer’s Association’s care and research initiatives and is dedicated to increasing Alzheimer’s awareness in communities nationwide. You can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org. You can support your local Comfort Keepers’ Walk to End Alzheimer’s team at www.alz.org/comfortkeepers.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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About Comfort Keepers®

Comfort Keepers® is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 600 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders’ goal of providing quality, caring in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened when the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc. was purchased by Sodexo, a global leader that delivers Quality of Life services to over 75 million consumers in 80 countries each day. In addition to providing services that focus on health care and senior markets, Sodexo’s integrated offerings encompass more than 45 years of experience in reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, foodservices, facilities and equipment management, and concierge services. For more information, visit ComfortKeepers.com.

2 09, 2020

Home Care Offers Safer Options for Families and Their Loved Ones

2020-09-02T03:45:13-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Assisting Hands® Home Care offers practical solutions for clients who wish to maintain their dignity and independence in their own homes. In addition to being trained in home care and having passed comprehensive background checks, caregivers are insured, bonded, and trained in CPR and First Aid. By Elice Morgenson

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2 09, 2020

Providing PPE to Communities Across the Nation

2020-09-02T03:31:34-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As the deadly coronavirus raced across the globe, BrightStar Care founder Shelly Sun recognized the urgency in protecting those working within her in-home healthcare network and its clients. But she also saw an opportunity to assist new franchise owners in making inroads in their communities and to help other frontline healthcare providers. By Jessica Jones

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2 09, 2020

Exceptional Success in 2020

2020-09-02T02:28:24-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

David Giacobbo, president and CEO of One You Love Homecare, had set a target goal for 2020 of having at least 15 new franchisees by the end of the year. As of August, Giacobbo is thrilled to announce that he has signed on 12 new franchisees with strong future growth projections expected to continue. By Cindy Charette

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1 09, 2020

Senior Helpers Sees Increase in Sales During COVID-19 as an Essential Service

2020-09-01T15:59:45-04:00September 1st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Senior Helpers provides full in-home personal and companion care to seniors, including help with daily tasks, such as light housework, meal preparation, errands, transportation, medicine reminders, meal planning, and Alzheimer’s care. After 15 years of franchising and close to 350 units, Senior Helpers has learned how to manage a crisis, support owners, and, most importantly, provide world-class care to seniors – even in a pandemic. By Nancy E. Williams

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7 07, 2020

Senior Helpers Is and Always Will Be Essential

2020-08-07T16:02:08-04:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Senior Helpers is a leading provider of quality, compassionate, in-home care and assistance for the elderly. With offices throughout the country and around the world, they provide a comprehensive range of services to help facilitate comfortable and independent in-home living. By Nancy E. Williams

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7 07, 2020

Finding a Complete Continuum of Care

2020-08-07T15:58:17-04:00July 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Mary Ann Stallings, CEO and founder of Bridge to Better Living, is delighted when the clients her team and she help place in assisted-living facilities show an improvement in health. This is a direct result of the teams’ dedicated commitment to finding the perfect arrangements for their clients. By Cindy Charette

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