Comfort Keepers Brings In-Home Care to Los Alamos

Surrounded by employees, friends and supporters, Comfort Keepers owner Leslie Van Pelt cuts the ribbon Tuesday, announcing the company’s services to Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BY BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Comfort  Keepers hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 8.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services, which enable independent living at home.

The Santa Fe-based company is now providing services in Los Alamos, as well as in Espanola, Taos and Santa Fe.

Comfort Keepers employs caregivers who provide an array of services in the homes of clients, owner Leslie Van Pelt said.

“We begin by assessing the needs of a client, including a medical history and the level of care that is needed,” Van Pelt said. “We can provide services on the companionship and homemaker level, such as meal preparation and grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry and driving. We can also provide personal services such as bathing, feeding and grooming.”

Services can range from three-hour respite for a primary caregiver to 24-hour care. Caregivers focus on engagement of the mind, an active body, proper nutrition and safety.

“We match the caregiver’s skills with the client’s needs, but  we also match the personalities of the caregiver and the client,” Van Pelt said, adding that caregivers are trained professionals who can transform everyday activities into opportunities to engage their clients, Van Pelt said.

Whether the need is for rehabilitation services after an illness or injury or ongoing care for someone who is permanently disabled by age or medical condition, Comfort Keepers works with clients to create a plan for care that is right for them.

“Our first question to a potential client is, ‘what can we do for you?’” Van Pelt said.

For more information about Comfort Keepers, call 505-982-1298. 

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