Footer Franchise Blog Posts https://www.comforcare.com/franchising/blog.html Keep updated with Footer Franchise Blog Posts information. en-us Footer Franchise Blog Posts ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care Named on 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in New York Lists by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work ® https://www.comforcare.com/franchising/blog/ComForCareAt-Your-Side-Home-Care-Named-on-2021-Best-Workplaces-for-Millennials-and-Best-Workplaces-in-New-York-Lists-by-Fortune-Magazine-and-Great-Place-to-Work-%C2_AE232.html Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine have honored ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and 2021 Best Workplaces in New York™.  Earning a place on these prestigious lists confirms the positive workplace culture ComForCare/At Your Side franchisees have cultivated, as well as the brand’s emphasis on helping others live their best lives possible. 

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The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million U.S. employees. In that survey, 90% of ComForCare/At Your Side’s employees said the organization is a great place to work. This number is 31% higher than the average American company.

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“It’s an immense honor to be ranked on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the Best Workplaces in New York lists,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, parent company to ComForCare/At Your Side Home Care. “Our brand’s mission is to help others live their best lives possible. Excellent care is top priority for our family of franchise owners. That includes the amazing caregivers. They are the heart of everything we do and it’s important to us that they feel valued and truly enjoy the vital work they do.”

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The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ and the Best Workplaces in New York™ are highly competitive. Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they create an exceptional employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, or any aspect of who employees are or their role.

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“The Best Workplaces for Millennials™ treat their employees like people, not just employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®. “These companies foster caring and respect for one another, at every level of the organization. The result is millennial employees who say they look forward to coming to work and – as our research says – are 50 times more likely to stay a long time.”

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Learn more about careers at ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care today, or refer someone to join this important field. 

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About ComForCare Home Care:

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ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with more than 215 independently-owned and operated locations in the U.S. and Canada helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best live’s possible and offers special programs for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and now is part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care for aging adults. ComForCare operates as At Your Side Home Care in Houston. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 291 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit http://www.comforcare.com.

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About the Best Workplaces for Millennials™

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Great Place To Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Millennials™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 5.3 million employees at Great Place To Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

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About Great Place To Work®

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Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place To Work™ for all.

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Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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Best Life Brands Continues Record Franchise Development Growth in First Half of 2021 https://www.comforcare.com/franchising/blog/Best-Life-Brands-Continues-Record-Franchise-Development-Growth-in-First-Half-of-2021_AE231.html Best Life Brands, LLC ("Best Life Brands"), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, awarded 47 new franchise agreements across all brands in the first half of 2021, continuing to build on record-breaking numbers from 2020. The impressive franchise development underscores the continued and growing needs of seniors.

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"Senior care services have proven to be essential as the senior population grows and their needs diversify," said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. "We are close to doubling the number of franchise agreements we did in 2020, and we are only halfway through 2021. Our franchise owners, caregivers and home office team have worked tirelessly to bring the best care and service to our clients as the demand for our services accelerates."

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Musician is a Hit With Homebound Seniors https://www.comforcare.com/franchising/blog/Musician-is-a-Hit-With-Homebound-Seniors_AE222.html Lately, it takes a lot to get a smile from Tamila Kazimov. The 74-year-old from Lakeway, TX, is suffering from oral cancer and mild dementia. But daughter-in-law Desiree Kazimov knows there is one way to light up Tamila’s face and get her toes tapping: a virtual visit from the Music Man.

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“She really can’t sing because she has trouble talking, but after she sees him, she’s in a much better mood the rest of the day,” Desiree told McKnight’s Home Care Daily.

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The Music Man is Steve Toll. The Durham, NC-based musician is the national director of Music & Special Programs for national home care provider ComForCare. 

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Last year the pandemic disrupted the music programs ComForCare’s franchisees used to entertain seniors at centers and in their homes. So, Toll started spreading comfort to homebound seniors through daily Zoom sing-alongs on ComForCare’s Facebook page. 

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Toll’s “Tune in Today” concerts have become an enormous hit with seniors.

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Innate connection

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“Music is kind of hardwired into us. Music has been around forever because it’s an expression and it triggers emotions. It’s an expression of emotion,” Toll told McKnight’s Home Care Daily.

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Toll has been a musician most of his life. About 25 years ago he started playing concerts at assisted living facilities and long-term care communities. During his one-man concerts, Toll was amazed at what he saw.

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Steve Toll, ComForCare, “People with Alzheimers didn’t really know where they were or didn’t remember what they had for breakfast, but when I played the songs, they really sort of woke up. They were able to sing and they knew all of the lyrics. Some of them even became conversational,” Toll said.

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Power of music

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There’s growing evidence that music can retrieve stored memories. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have shown that singing lyrics can help people recovering from strokes or brain injuries. A number of programs helping patients with cognitive issues have been developed in recent years, including the nonprofit Music & Memory and the Music & Memory Project at the University of Wisconsin.

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“The musical memory is very complex in terms of not just the song, but remembering people,” Toll said. “I connect a song that I know from a past memory. That happens automatically. That is something that stays with us, even for people who are in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. That musical memory still can be triggered.”

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Toll said he plays and sings a lot of old American standards. Songs like “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Embraceable You” are popular with seniors 80 and older. In a few years, though, Toll admits he will need to add some Beatles tunes to his line-up as baby boomers age.

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Toll encourages caregivers to connect with patients through music and he encourages everyone to write down the songs that they love and share them with people close to them.

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“At some point that might be a useful tool to keep that relationship viable,” Toll said.

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