Celebrating 25 years of Elevating the Human SpiritSM

Since 1998, Comfort Keepers® has changed the lives of thousands of seniors and their families by providing uplifting in-home care that Elevates the Human Spirit℠. Our brand promise to help seniors thrive and achieve greater well-being by fostering everyday positive moments, connection, and a more purposeful life, still rings true 25 years later.

The Comfort Keepers story began when Kristina Butler, a registered nurse, discovered first-hand the need for someone to assist her patients with their non-medical needs. She took it upon herself to design a solution that would allow for seniors to receive the highest quality of care possible while living independently in the comfort of home. Kristina brainstormed with her family to find a phrase that captured the emotion and sentiment of their future business and Kristina's daughter suggested Comfort Keepers.

25 years later, Comfort Keepers operates a franchise network that has grown to more than 700 locations around the world.

As we reflect on our journey, we can say it’s been quite a ride – a Joy Ride.

We are proud to celebrate 25 years of bringing joy to seniors and elevating the spirits of all we serve. Our caregivers make this possible daily through their dedication to uplifting care that provides hope, connection, and of course, joy.

25 Years of History


Comfort Keepers celebrates 25 years of delivering joy to seniors and Elevating the Human Spirit℠ of all we serve

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Launched ComfortKeepers.jobs to make it easier for job seekers to find rewarding caregiving careers

Launched our employer brand, People Elevating People

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Comfort Keepers created the National Day of Joy to inspire others to find and share joy in everyday moments.


Launched Elevating the Human Spirit℠ brand promise to provide care that delivers hope, connection and purpose to seniors


The Franchise Research Institute ranks Comfort Keepers a “World-Class Franchise” for the 9th year in a row.


Comfort Keepers ranks in the top 65 of Entrepreneur magazine's ''Franchise 500'' for the 5th straight year.

Comfort Keepers becomes a national team in the National Walk to End Alzheimer's awareness and fundraising program.


Website relaunch underscores the network’s preparedness for continued growth in the digital age, as Comfort Keepers sells its 700th unit.


Comfort Keepers opens its 90th international unit.


Baby boomers begin to reach retirement age, at the rate of 10,000 per day.


Launched Nourish Senior Life® program, which include Feed Seniors Now® food drives, designed to combat senior malnutrition.

Won pilot with major health insurer.


Sodexo purchases Comfort Keepers, and the Private Duty Nursing services launch.


SafetyChoice® technology products launched, diversifying Comfort Keepers’ offering and to help seniors stay safe in their homes.


The Franchise Research Institute ranks Comfort Keepers a “World-Class Franchise”.


Comfort Keepers named a “Top 100 Franchise” by Franchising Magazine.


Comfort Keepers ranks #1 in senior care in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500”.


Comfort Keepers opens an additional 200 franchise units, adding Personal Care to its service offering and improved field support for franchisees.


"Top Franchise System" awarded by Small Business Opportunities Magazine.


Registered nurse, Kristina Butler, recognizes the need for outstanding in-home care for seniors, and opens the first Comfort Keepers® office in Springfield, Ohio.