Couple relocates to Charleston, open successful ComForcare Senior Services

After almost 4 years in South Carolina, Richard and Helene Glassman, owners of ComForcare Senior Services— a private-duty, non-medical home care service for seniors and others in need of assistance— have made an impact on their community. The husband and wife team moved to Charleston from Michigan in 2008 to open ComForcare to help care for people who don’t have family available or nearby.

The Glassmans felt drawn to open ComForcare after using the home care services for Helene’s aunt when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years earlier. With Richard’s past business experience and Helene’s background in physical therapy and care giving, ComForcare seemed like a natural fit.

ComForcare’s Transition of Care (TOC) program offers the services of caregivers who help ease the transition from hospital to home after patients are discharged. These caregivers are in direct communication with the discharge planners, social workers and doctors to ensure a smooth adjustment and give patients the rest and care they need to prevent hospital readmission.

TOC also allows ‘adult children’ to take care of their parents through the home care services, even though they may be far from home. These ‘adult children’ say the experience, guidance, compassion, respect, communication and integrity of the Glassmans and ComForcare put their worries to rest knowing their parents are in good hands.

“Living in Charleston, it is often that we work with ‘adult children’ who no longer live in the region,” said Helene. “I am extremely pleased and proud to share that on more than one occasion we have been told that they now have peace of mind and confidence knowing that their loved one is in good capable hands with ComForcare and our team of fantastic caregivers.”

Now serving Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, the Glassmans said it took about one and a half years to develop the relationships they needed to build their business in the Charleston community. Though doing business in South Carolina was vastly different than they anticipated, the Glassmans now have a thriving home care service in Charleston built from their hard work and “whatever it takes” mantra.

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