ComForCare Franchise Names Shirley Norwood as CareGiver of the Year

Norwood’s compassion, hard work and dedication reflect the leading home care franchise owner’s commitment to providing clients with the very best care

ComForCare home care franchise caregivers have a heart for taking care of others. As a company, we’re dedicated to ensuring that our caregivers receive the training, education and recognition that allows them to excel in this role. We pride ourselves on hiring caregivers like Shirley Norwood of the Wilson/Greenville, North Carolina, ComForCare location who develop such strong bonds with clients that they become almost like family.

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“Shirley is our most in-demand, requested and busiest caregiver,” said Preston von Arx, franchise owner of ComForCare in Wilson/Greenville, South Carolina. “Her services are in high demand among clients and families in the area because no matter the situation, Shirley puts her clients first. We say that caregiving is Shirley’s sixth sense because she quickly and accurately assesses each client’s needs and family dynamics.”

Norwood has been honored with ComForCare’s Caregiver of the Year Award, which recognizes caregivers for compassion, hard work and dedication. Her dedication to a 2-year-old client born with Trisomy X and Epilepsy exemplifies the compassion our caregivers show every day. Norwood taught the little girl how to walk and talk over the course of eight years, commuting twice a day to get the little girl ready for school in the morning and then ready for bed in the evening. The little girl was the flower girl in Shirley’s wedding in July 2017.

 “There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when the client began her flower girl duties,” continued von Arx. “Shirley’s hard work helped that little girl live her best life possible.”

ComForCare caregivers are chosen carefully

Entrusting a loved one’s care to someone is a very personal decision. That’s why at ComForCare each caregiver completes a thorough 10-step vetting process, giving families the peace of mind that they are relying on the caregiving skills of someone who’s been carefully evaluated. Unlike a lot of other brands in the senior care industry, ComForCare takes a personalized approach to client care, developing a proprietary CaregiverFirst program, one of the most comprehensive methods of hiring and retaining caregivers in the industry. 

“Caregivers are the heart of the ComForCare franchise system across the U.S. and Canada,” said Steve Greenbaum, CEO of ComForCare. “And it’s stories like Shirley’s that remind us why caregivers are so important. We are honored to have Shirley as a part of our ComForCare team and recognize the impact she has had on so many lives.”

ComForCare is a successful, multifaceted business that offers peace of mind and improved quality of life for senior citizens and their families through support around life’s everyday tasks, and also through exciting and innovative programs such as DementiaWise® , a comprehensive care approach for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that focuses on accentuating the positive by supporting and encouraging remaining skills and abilities. Joyful Memories, an interactive, singalong program, uses the power of music to create connections and positive outlets for emotional expression. 

ComForCare’s other differentiators include in-home nurse assessments, customized care plan development and ongoing evaluation to anticipate and plan for changes, all based on the client’s interests, hobbies, skills and abilities that provide joy and purpose in their life.

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