About Comfort Keepers
Comfort Keepers was started as a companion service in Syracuse, NY in 2003 by Ian and Michele Webber who combined Ian’s sales experience with Michele’s nursing background in hopes of meeting the increasing needs of our elderly population. We identified a need for more assistance to the elderly population wanting to stay in their homes and not yet ready to go to “the next level” of care. We also realized that this isn't always possible especially without family close by to lend a helping hand.
In 2007, Comfort Keepers became a licensed home care agency in New York State able to offer a wide variety of services ranging from companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation and medication reminders to assistance with personal care by a NYS certified home health aide under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Our goal is to provide the best care possible to ensure the safety, mental and emotional well being of our elderly population. This is made possible by hiring compassionate, dependable and reliable caregivers.
The idea behind Interactive Caregiving®—backed by solid research—is that seniors who stay actively engaged in life retain better cognitive function, remain in better physical condition, and live happily and independently longer.
Interactive Caregiving is based on five primary components, which Comfort Keepers® put to work as we 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.
- A senior who receives help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), and the other four essential components of Interactive Caregiving, is more likely to live safely, happily and independently at home.