Supporting Loved Ones of Residents
At ComfortCare Homes, Better Care Begins with Family
One of the tragedies of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is the terrible toll the disease can take on family members. Many spouses and children of those with dementia spend years caring for their loved one before making the emotional decision to seek full-time, professional care. When that moment comes, ComfortCare Homes is uniquely able to meet the needs of both the incoming resident and their loved ones.
Founded by the Stark family in 1993 after their own experiences caring for family members with dementia, ComfortCare Homes’ model of care includes going above and beyond to meet the needs of loved ones during the process of admission and for years to come.
Transitioning to Full-Time Care
Robert Miller, Vice President of Company Development at ComfortCare Homes, believes providing the best care for residents begins with support for the family. “When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, families can experience conflict, confusion, and pain,” he says. “While we are always focused on our residents, we also offer guidance, resources, and crucial support to their families.”
Ensuring a smooth transition to ComfortCare Homes starts with a well-defined plan. A two-phased approach to admissions includes a meeting with family members or key decision makers to review an initial plan of care, move-in details, paperwork, and a date for admission. Miller says the pre-admission or intake meetings is often when family concerns come to the forefront. “We take time to discuss anxieties, feelings of guilt, questions about care, and any challenges, including areas of conflict that may exist,” he says. “When admission day arrives, families and caregivers are better able to focus solely on the well-being of their loved one.”