2451 N Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615
(419) 535-7777
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Meet our Owner

As a franchisee in the Comfort Keepers® organization, Todd Kuney may be one of the first second-generation owners of a family business. His mother, Julie, purchased a Comfort Keepers franchise in the Toledo area in 2004. The business had been launched four years earlier as one of the very first offices that Comfort Keepers founders, Kris and Jerry Clum, helped to establish.

Julie was at a crossroads in her work life, having been employed at a local hospital for 25 years. Part of the typical “sandwich generation,” her aging parents needed much care and attention just as her own children were in college and beginning their own careers. Julie and her sister, Marcia Regan, juggled the full-time care of their mother, who passed away in 2000 after a stroke.

Their father lived on for several more years, but in their rural community, caring, dependable help seemed non-existent. When the opportunity to become involved in Comfort Keepers appeared, Julie took the chance, left her hospital job and began building the Comfort Keepers business in Toledo. She was hired by then-General Manager, Chad Clum, as community outreach coordinator in 2001.

“The evolution of the franchise has been an exciting process,” Julie said. “We began as slightly more than a ‘sitter service’ and have developed into a highly organized business offering a full continuum of personal and companion care available 24/7.”

Julie is a Comfort Keeper so she can help honor the wishes of those who want (just as her own mom and dad did) to live their lives out in the comfort of their own homes. “The business certainly is a tribute to them, but now as our son Todd has taken over ownership of the franchise, I have more of an enduring vision for our Comfort Keepers office: Continue the mission of Comfort Keepers, provide an extraordinary work experience for our caregivers and trust that the compassion and work ethic of the company is rewarded.”

In addition to Todd and Julie, our Comfort Keepers is truly a family business. Marcia heads up scheduling, human resources, and after-hours calls. Her son Alex coordinates electronic billing. Jan Stainbrook, RN, oversees client care while her daughter, Samantha, is responsible for office administrative duties. Rounding out our leadership team is Karen Weimer, RN, who manages client care plans.

Our Story

We became a franchise in 2001. Julie became franchisee in 2004. Todd took over as franchisee in 2011. As a franchisee in the Comfort Keepers organization, Todd Kuney may be one of the first “second generation” owners of a family business. His mom, Julie, was involved with Comfort Keepers from 2001—one of the very first offices that founders Kris and Jerry Clum helped to establish.

Julie was part of the typical “sandwich generation,” her aging parents needed much care and attention just as her own children were in college and beginning their own careers. Julie, who worked in the hospitals for 25 years, and her sister, Marcia juggled full time care of their mom, who passed away in 2000. Their dad lived for several more years, but in their rural community, caring, dependable help seemed non-existent. When the opportunity to become involved in Comfort Keepers appeared, Julie took the chance and began building the business in Toledo, Ohio. “The evolution of the franchise has been an exciting process,” shares Julie. “We began as slightly more than a ‘sitter service’ and have developed into a highly organized business offering a full continuum of personal and companion care available 24/7.”

Julie is a Comfort Keeper so she can help honor the wishes of those who want to live their lives out in the comfort of their own homes. “The business certainly is a tribute to (my mom and dad), but now as our son Todd has taken over ownership of the franchise, I have more of an enduring vision for our Comfort Keepers office: Continue the mission of Comfort Keepers, provide an extraordinary work experience for our caregivers, and trust that the compassion and work ethic of the company is rewarded.

Comfort Keepers Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable.  We shall treat each of our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve, as though we were caring for a member of our own family.

The special people who deliver our unique brand of in-home senior care (We call them Comfort Keepers®.) are carefully selected, screened, and trained to provide professional, compassionate care.  

Our Philosophy

Interactive Caregiving™ is based on four primary pillars, which Comfort Keepers leverage to care for, engage, and interact with our clients:

  1. An active senior mind promotes independence, better mental and physical health, happiness, and a longer life.
  2. A physically active senior maintains strength and independence, lessening or delaying the effects of aging.
  3. A well-nourished senior is more energetic, both physically and mentally.
  4. A safe senior lives in an environment that reduces the likelihood of accidents and promotes timely response when illness or accidents occur.

With our Interactive Caregiving approach, we are able to raise seniors’ quality of life to a much higher level than typical in-home care providers.

 

 

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