Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness,injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. It is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health professions, chiropractic, physicians, physician associates, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, medicine, optometry,pharmacy, psychology, and other health professions. It includes the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

Access to health care varies across countries, groups, and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place. Countries and jurisdictions have different policies and plans in relation to the personal and population-based healthcare goals within their societies. Health care systems are organizations established to meet the health needs of target populations.

Home Care Franchise of Indianapolis Earns Exceptional Customer Service Rankings

Indianapolis, IN, November 2012 - ComForcare of Central Indianapolis has released the results of a recent customer service survey which ranked the home care agency at the highest level for every category.  The customer satisfaction survey was developed to help the Indianapolis home care franchise obtain necessary client feedback, while at the same time allowing them to benchmark their services.   “We are very pleased with the exceptional results of this survey,” says ComForcare Home Care franchise owner, Charles Smiley.  “I am so proud of my team and their commitment to providing the highest level of service and care for our wonderful clients.”   The survey included five categories for clients to rank the services they received from ComForcare.  On a scale of one to five (one being poor, five being excellent) the home care franchise earned an excellent score in every category.  The scores were as follows:   -          Caregiver Professionalism: 4.86 -          Caregiver Training: 4.36 -          Caregiver Performance: 4.5 -          Ease of Making Schedule Changes: 4.79 -          How I Would Rate ComForcare for a Friend: 4.71   Customers also specifically noted their appreciation for individual caregivers and the effectiveness of the administrative staff in the comments section. Overall [...]

ComForcare Supports Family Home Care Providers through the Holidays

Bloomfield, IL, November 2012  – ComForcare Home Care is helping families gear up for the holidays by offering part-time and respite home care services to support family caregivers.  The holidays are a busy time for everyone, and especially so for those who are providing elderly care or home care for a loved one.  With so much to do, it is often necessary to take a break from it all and focus on your own health and well-being.  ComForcare provides professional and experienced caregivers who specialize in home care, elderly care, and Alzheimer’s care for individuals who prefer to stay in the comfort of their home as they age.   “Being a family caregiver is a big responsibility, and in order to be able to take care of another, you must first take care of yourself,” states ComForcare Home Care President Mark Armstrong.  “We encourage family caregivers to partner with ComForcare to help them find balance between being a caregiver and taking time for themselves in order to relieve stress and attend to personal needs.”   During this holiday season, there are likely many tasks on the checklist including extra shopping, baking, cleaning, and festivities to plan and attend.  ComForcare’s experienced, [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:43-04:00November 21st, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on ComForcare Supports Family Home Care Providers through the Holidays

ComForcare Offers Advice for Healthy Lungs

Elderly care clients can benefit from the insight given by a recent Swedish study.  The study suggests the healthier your lungs are, the better your brain’s processing speed and problem-solving abilities are as you age. The study analyzed more than 800 men and women aged 50 to 85 who were followed for up to 19 years. It was found that maintaining lung function benefits cognitive performance. This could be because poor lung health may lower oxygen levels in the blood, which could, in turn, affect chemicals that transmit signals between brain and cells.   With this in mind, consider what you are doing to maintain healthy lungs.  Whether you are 40, 50, 60, or 70, there are steps you can take to strengthen and protect your lungs.   Here are some of the top suggestions from our expert home care team:   -          No Smoking.  Period.  Smoking is the most damaging habit you can acquire for lung health.  Seniors who smoke more, are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema, but any amount of smoking delivers adverse side effects.  Second hand smoke is also dangerous and should be avoided. -          Exercise more.  Exercise makes it [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:43-04:00November 20th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on ComForcare Offers Advice for Healthy Lungs

Home Care Suggestions for Long-Distance Caregivers

Home care is offered by millions of men and women across the country as life spans lengthen and people step up to offer care for their aging parents.  While it can be challenging for family home care providers to pay frequent visits, stay on top of medications and doctor’s appointments, ensure your loved one’s safety, and juggle your own commitments and responsibilities - it is twice as hard to do it from afar. But that is exactly what almost 7 million Americans do as long-distance caregivers.   Helpful Home Care Tips   How, you ask, can they do it? See below for some helpful tips from our own home care experts:   -          Take advantage of technology. There are so many options when it comes to keeping in touch with friends and loved ones these days. Gone are the times when we had to rely on letter writing and phone calls. Get your loved one set up with a computer and webcam and teach them how to video conference with you. This will not only give you a chance to hear their voice, but see their appearance.   -          Build relationships with friends, neighbors and doctors. When you are hundreds of miles [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:44-04:00November 20th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on Home Care Suggestions for Long-Distance Caregivers

ComForcare Provides Experienced Alzheimer’s Care for Families

Detroit, MI November, 2012 - Alzheimer's care is a growing need in America, as more and more seniors are battling the disease and other forms of dementia.   Dementia can diminish the ability to understand, reason, and communicate; Alzheimer’s can alter behavior, emotions and moods and it can have detrimental effects on physical health. ComForcare is helping to preserve the quality of life of a person with Alzheimer's by providing the respectful, dignified elderly care a person living with Alzheimer's requires in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Our dependable home care providers specially trained to provide Alzheimer’s care for clients with dementia in a compassionate manner that protects their privacy, dignity and quality of life in all stages of the disease. Alzheimer’s care providers at ComForcare understand that routine and familiarity are important and are prepared to handle the varying behaviors and moods characteristic of the disease. Alzheimer’s care providers deliver the following services, and many others, during their visits: Safety supervision Nutritious meal preparation Assistance with personal hygiene and grooming Mind-stimulating activities such as games and discussions Social interaction opportunities Support with activities that maximize independence Our specialized care is also available for families in need of [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:44-04:00November 20th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on ComForcare Provides Experienced Alzheimer’s Care for Families

Home Care Franchise Owner Opens Up about Starting a New Business

ComForcare Chicago was started as the result of one entrepreneur recognizing a need in the community for client-centered home care services.  Although owner Jeff Bechar is now a community leader in the home care industry, he wasn’t always in the elderly care business.   Jeff grew up in an entrepreneurial family, and travelled on business trips internationally with his father since he was 13 years old.  He spent over 30 years in international operations with consumer product companies including Charbroiled, the largest producer of gas grills in the world, based in Georgia.  With his career, Jeff has travelled to every developing region including Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.  He has spent up to 70 percent of his time travelling since graduating college.   A Need for Better Home Care Services However, as his parents reached their 70s, Jeff wanted and needed to spend more time with them and was forced to cancel business trips due to their urgent elderly care needs and health issues.  He observed the home health services they received and was unsatisfied with what he saw.  During this time, Jeff also became more aware of the many challenges seniors face as they age.   Jeff also [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:46-04:00November 13th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on Home Care Franchise Owner Opens Up about Starting a New Business

Home Care Franchise Meets the Needs of the Chicago Senior Community

ComForcare Home Care franchise owner Jeff Bechar is one of the many ComForcare franchise owners who found themselves dissatisfied with the quality of care available in his community and chose to take matters into his own hands.  After watching his parents deal with services from their home care agency that he found unsatisfactory and realizing there was a need for exceptional care services, Bechar opened ComForcare in Chicago – a provider of private-duty non-medical home care.   Filling a Need for Exceptional Home Care “I wasn’t happy with the quality of care that was being sent out to us,” he says.  Mr. Bechar’s business hires and trains certified nursing assistants to provide non-medical, in-home care to people in Chicago, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Norridge, Park Ridge, Arlington Heights and Oak Park. His team of professional caregivers offer home care services on a full-time or part-time basis to meet the needs of each individual client.   “The response has been good from the clients and the families that use our care,” he says.   Making the Change Before opening ComForcare, Bechar worked at a career in international business.  At times, he spent up to 75 percent of his time travelling the world.  However, between [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:47-04:00November 13th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on Home Care Franchise Meets the Needs of the Chicago Senior Community

ComForcare Mokena Partners with Southland Health Care Forum for CNA Training Program

Home care providers at ComForcare rely on an incredible team of nurses and caregivers to provide world-class service for their clients.  Due to the increase in Americans now entering their retirement years, there is a great need for certified nursing assistants in the home care industry.  Read how one ComForcare home care franchise in Illinois was able to provide training for their staff and also recruit and train new nurses for the home care field.   The following article written by Mike Nolan was featured in the South Town Star in 2011 and shares Svenningsen’s story:   In the lobby of ComForcare Senior Services’ offices in Mokena hang photos of a smiling Thelma Money, surrounded by family members.  The Orland Park woman was, in a sense, the inspiration for the business.   Valerie Svenningsen’s often frustrating quest for an in-home caregiver for her ailing grandmother, whom she affectionately called “nama,” led her and her husband to open a franchised location of  ComForcare in 2003.   She’s since also had to rely on caregivers for her mom and dad, as well as her father-in-law and mother-in-law.   “We know what it’s like to be on the other side,” Svenningsen, a Frankfort [...]

By |2018-09-23T04:50:11-04:00November 12th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on ComForcare Mokena Partners with Southland Health Care Forum for CNA Training Program

Home Care Agency Offers Professional Geriatric Care Services to Ensure Continuity of Care

Bloomfield Hills, MI October 2012 - ComForcare offers geriatric care management services to help protect the health, safety, and well-being of their home care clients as aging starts to make life more challenging.  These services are provided by experienced, professional caregivers and are especially helpful for families who live a greater distance away from their parents or grandparents and cannot be there to help manage or assist with day-to-day needs of their family members.   “With ComForcare, you can trust that your loved ones are being care for by people who are passionate about what they do and are committed to providing the best service possible,” says ComForcare Home Care President, Mark Armstrong.   Geriatric care management is important for aging adults because it delivers personalized service around-the-clock and ensures continuity of care.  Geriatric services from ComForcare include an in-home nurse assessment to identify each client’s physical and social situation to better identify challenges or concerns and set goals for healthy independent living.  Then a personalized home care plan is developed by the nurse to be followed at each visit.  Caregivers are also carefully matched using information gathered in the assessment regarding personality, interests, and life experiences.   Other services [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:49-04:00November 12th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on Home Care Agency Offers Professional Geriatric Care Services to Ensure Continuity of Care

ComForcare Offers Peace of Mind and Balance through Caregiver Respite Services

Bloomfield Hills, MI October, 2012 – ComForcare is helping family caregivers find balance and time for themselves by offering respite home care services.  ComForcare offers an experienced and compassionate team of caregivers who can provide a wide range of home health services for aging individuals, allowing caregivers to spend time with friends and other family or to run errands or enjoy a favorite activity.   “Being a caregiver is a demanding job and can sometimes be overwhelming.  In order to be at your best to care for another person, you must first take care of yourself,” shares ComForcare President, Mark Armstrong.   ComForcare offers respite services as little as a few hours a day on an as-needed or part-time basis, or can provide around-the-clock care for individuals when a caregiver needs to be out of town for personal or business reasons.  ComForcare works with families to meet their needs no matter the situation to provide caregivers with the peace of mind that their loved one is safe, comfortable, and receiving the best elderly care while they are away.   “It is important to take breaks from caregiving on a regular basis so you can rest, relieve stress, and take care [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:33:50-04:00November 8th, 2012|ComForcare Home Care, Health Care|Comments Off on ComForcare Offers Peace of Mind and Balance through Caregiver Respite Services
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