Like many, David Coker, owner of Comfort Keepers, experienced a year full of challenges and changes in 2020. He owns franchise offices for this nonmedical in-home care company in Florence, Sumter, Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
Coker and his staff adapted quickly to the COVID-19 way of life, however, and were able to provide not only excellent in-home care, but, most importantly, safe in-home care.
During the pandemic, in-home care services proved to be quite beneficial. Comfort Keepers’ caregivers can keep someone safe in their own home while providing one-on-one care to avoid going into a nursing home or an assisted living facility, where they are at a much greater risk of being exposed to the virus. Comfort Keepers’ clients can get everything they need in the comfort of their own homes, including safety and quality care.
Coker explained, “Caregivers have always been the backbone of Comfort Keepers, and we pride ourselves on hiring those with a passion for what they do. It does take a special person to take on that caregiving role, more so now because they might be the only person our clients are able to see and interact with. We want to elevate the human spirit with the services we provide. Our caregivers take their job very seriously. They want to provide the best for our clients. Companionship and social interaction play a huge role in our clients’ lives in keeping them active and engaged.”
Safety precautions are No. 1 on the priority list for Comfort Keepers, which has taken great measures to ensure that employees are regularly screened by taking temperatures daily, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, gloves and masks and also requiring them to complete a daily questionnaire.
“We are also screening our current clients as well as new clients about their level of exposure. This ensures that our staff and clients are safe, healthy and happy. We want them to trust us with their family members and know we are doing everything we can to keep them safe,” Coker explained.
Comfort Keepers offers all levels of in-home care, including care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They can assist clients with bathing, dressing, transferring, meal preparation, medication reminders and errands. The plan of care is tailored to meet individual needs and can be updated as needed.
Coker said, “The past year has certainly been a unique one, and we have all seen circumstances that we never imagined we would see, but I am so proud of our staff and our clients because we have been able to overcome a year of challenges by adapting and being a positive source of support for our clients and their families.”
For more information on Comfort Keepers, visit www.comfortkeepers.com or call 843-656-0156 to schedule an in-home consultation.