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The Viets Family

"When he was only 66 years old, my husband's dementia progressed to the point where we were told that we could no longer keep him safe at home and that he needed a place where he would receive 24-hour care. When we toured Comfort Care Homes of Pittsburg, we knew we had found that place. The staff was friendly and caring, and the home was just that, a home. There was nothing institutional about it. It was a large ranch style home in a nice neighborhood with the capacity to care for just 12 residents. While Mike lived there, not only was he cared for with kindness and compassion, but so was our entire family. They went above and beyond to help him feel comfortable during his illness, and to be reassuring with us during the only time we had ever been separated. We will always be grateful for their loving care, and for helping our family through such a painful time. — Lora Viets

The Saunders Family

"My mother was a resident at ComfortCare Homes in Pittsburg, Kansas for the past 3 years. She was very happy there. She made friends shortly after moving in and the residents and staff became her family. ComfortCare is not a facility, it is a home. That is what drew me to CC early on - the idea that mom was in a home - where her needs would be met in the comfort of a home setting, rather than a facility. Mom never felt like a patient. She was no longer alone at home but with others (the residents) who cared and looked out for mom and each other. The staff preserved mom’s independence to the extent possible and made her feel special every day. She always told me she liked being there and they were so good to her. From the beginning of mom’s residency to the very end (August 6, 2020), I have no regrets about mom being at ComfortCare Homes. I know what it was like years worrying about mom when she lived at home alone. After mom moved into ComfortCare Homes, I never worried again.

The staff is knowledgeable about older adult care, compassionate, friendly, and engaged. My mother had dementia and diabetes. They were able to care for all of her needs physically, mentally, and socially. They provided gentle assistance with all mom’s activities except eating. She loved their home-cooked meals. Mom enjoyed her morning coffee with the other residents, never missed mealtime, and was out in the common rooms with the others most hours of the day. The staff engaged the residents with their friendly and cheerful personalities. They watched sports together, listened to music, played games, and family and friends visited often.

I placed mom in hospice care when her dementia reached the final stages back in July 2020. She was moved to a special room in those final days. The staff was wonderful through mom’s dying process. When I could not be at her side, the ComfortCare Homes nurse was and even through the nights. Mom had a peaceful dying experience and all her and our family’s needs were met by the ComfortCare Homes nurse and staff.

I would recommend ComfortCare Homes to anyone looking for a home-based, supervised, compassionate setting for their aging loved one. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in gerontology with over 30 years of nursing experience, I can attest to the CC model of care. It is a template for converting a home to meet the needs of older adults who need assistance. It is a model of care that works and maintains the dignity of our elders as persons, not patients."

Mitzi M. Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C
Professor, Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan

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