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Operations | 01/05/2018

A grandPad Milestone: Over 2100 Units Deployed

In 2017, your support of the grandPad senior tablet had an extraordinary impact. By incorporating this easy-to-use piece of technology into your service offering, you helped to improve the lives of clients and their family members nationwide.

You also helped grandPad become more than just a product, transforming it into what is now seen as a symbol of reducing senior isolation and keeping families connected. And because of your support, we finished 2017 with a very special milestone, with the deployment of more than 2,100 units. This milestone represents not only your commitment to helping seniors, but also your willingness to embrace technology to differentiate Comfort Keepers® from the competition.

As you know, digitization – as part of our goal of improving the client experience – is one of our key focuses in 2018, and grandPad represents a vital component of that initiative. As mentioned above, the device is much more than just a tablet. Put simply, the grandPad is the easiest way for seniors to connect to the digital world and their loved ones. But it also shows Comfort Keepers as a leader in the revolution of in-home care through the use of technology, to enable greater independence and empowerment for seniors.

Reaching the 2100+ milestone was a wonderful way to end 2017 and has provided great momentum for the beginning of 2018. Thank you for embracing the grandPad and for leveraging its technology in a meaningful way.

grandPad has proven to be invaluable asset, but as we venture through 2018, it’s important that we focus on all areas of digitization so that we can further demonstrate the Comfort Keepers’ brand ability to adapt and meet the ever-changing needs of seniors. In the coming months, be on the lookout for some exciting news related to not only grandPad, but also the SynCK tablet and DocuSign.

Again, thank you for all that you did in 2017, for embracing technology to better the lives of your clients, and for helping to grow the brand in new and exciting ways. Here’s to further success this year.

For more information on incorporating grandPad and digitization into your care offering, please contact your Regional Director and/or Senior Director, Kevin Porter (West Division), at KevinPorter@Corp.ComfortKeepers.com, or Senior Director, Les Dass (East Division), at LesDass@Corp.ComfortKeepers.com.

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Announcing CKFI Organizational Changes

As we continue to work toward expanding the Comfort Keepers® brand and meeting new goals both domestically and internationally, we wanted to notify the network of some important organizational changes. We are proud to announce Carl McManus as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Comfort Keepers, North America. As you know, Carl joined CKFI in March 2014, serving as Senior Vice President of Franchise Network. He has served as Chief Operating Officer...

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Meet the 2018-2020 NAC Representatives

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2018-2020 NAC Election: Voting Process Information

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Last Chance: Submit Your 2018-2020 NAC Nomination by Monday, October 30

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2018-2020 NAC Election: Important Nomination and Election Process Information

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