The ComForCare Franchise Story

Join the brand that revolutionized home-care solutions for aging adults.

When ComForCare opened its first location in Michigan in 1996, in-home senior care was an emerging industry. In the 20+ years since our founding, families have relied on our in-home care services to help their aging loved ones get the care they need and deserve. But the need continues in more cities across the U.S. and Canada.

ComForCare quickly made a name for itself by creating thorough training programs designed to help franchise owners with staff retention. Through its CaregiverFirst program, as well as a comprehensive 10-step hiring process and opportunities for certification and job growth, ComForCare has created a system that finds and keeps the best and most talented caregivers.

ComForCare created DementiaWise®, a comprehensive care approach for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that focuses on supporting and encouraging remaining skills and abilities; and Joyful Memories®, an interactive, singalong program that uses the power of music to create connections and positive outlets for emotional expression. 

ComForCare’s DementiaWise® is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.

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New leadership team positions brand for dynamic growth.

In 2017, The Riverside Company invested in ComForCare as part of its expansion into home care and other senior-oriented enterprises. Riverside has extensive experience in franchising and home care. With more than $5 billion in assets under management, it has invested in more than 470 transactions. Its international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.

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  • "Patricia has been great with my 93 year old mother!"
    She's creative and just seems to know what my mother needs and wants. She's a great aid to me knowing doctors visits, prescription pick-up and grocery runs are all taken care of - big load off my mind and schedule.
  • "The owners and nurse are fantastic!"
    Always willing to take calls from my Mom and explain things in a way she and I can understand. Also walked us through the insurance process. That was not easy and their expertise was greatly appreciated.
  • "ComForCare has given me peace of mind!"
    The fact that ComForCare was able to step in with certified dementia care specialists and begin caring for my father has been fantastic. The staff and caregivers are both sympathetic and empathetic and I feel it has helped my father during this difficult time. It has also given me peace of mind since I live a long distance from my father, and the communication from staff and caregivers is reassuring.

ComForCare Named on 2021 Best Workplaces for Millennials

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.

Best Life Brands Continues Record Franchise Development Growth in First Half of 2021

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.

Musician is a Hit With Homebound Seniors

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. The Music Man, Steve Toll, is the national director of Music & Special Programs for ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care.
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