Dennis Patouhas, Owner

Dennis  Patouhas, Owner
Comfort Keepers Homecare 124 East Ave Suite 200 Norwalk, CT 06851
About

Dennis Patouhas, Owner

Our office in Lower Fairfield County was also founded by a husband and wife team. In 2001, Marian and Dennis Patouhas became the 61st office to open and the first in the tri-state area. Together, Marian and Dennis combined their extensive backgrounds in caregiving, human resources and business to create an office that ranks among the most successful in the Comfort Keepers family. During the course of their marriage they cared for seven elderly relatives of their own.

Marian, ever the visionary and an early Baby Boomer, saw the need to provide care to both seniors and those needing assistance in the home. While homecare is often confused with nursing care, Comfort Keepers provides non-medical services, doing those things for our clients that they are not able to do for themselves. In short, Comfort Keepers helps people remain safe and independent in their homes. Marian felt that far too often the only alternatives for an aging adult were a nursing home, assisted living or moving in with family, when all the while, what that person really wanted was to stay in their own home.

The philosophy that Marian and Dennis brought to this business was consistent with an underlying principle that Comfort Keepers was founded upon; place the caregiver first. Making the caregiver (our Comfort Keeper) part of our business, treating them with the respect and dignity deserved by those who do such an important job only serves to elevate the level of care they bring to our clients. History has proven that this approach works. A happy Comfort Keeper means a happy client. As important as staff training is, so too is matching our caregivers' personalities with that of our clients. We enjoy retention of over 6 years average employment with our caregivers. In a world where the most important jobs are often among the most poorly rewarded, it is a tribute to our staff and our Comfort Keepers that we find the best candidates who are caring, compassionate and have good common sense.

Dennis and Marian also found that there existed real gaps in the information available to seniors and their families on issues of getting older. What resources are available? Where do I go for information? To help fill this need and as a service to the public, our office sponsored and hosted a weekly radio show that addressed new issues and new ideas on topics of getting older. This has now available on the internet and is available anywhere at http://www.thehealthyagingshow.com/ as well as our Blog written by Dennis at https://greenwich-161.comfortkeepers.com/home/blog
Years In Practice 21
Primary Specialty

Home Care

Gender Male
Affiliations Home Care Association of America, Better Business Bureau
Certification License CT HCA 0000108
Payment Options Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance
Services Comfort Keepers of Lower Fairfield County has been a reassuring presence you can trust for over 16 years. We enable people to remain safe and independent in their own home as well as assistance in Assisted Living, Nursing facilities and hospital settings. From nutritional meal preparation and help grooming to light housekeeping, companionship and personal care, hourly or live-in, Comfort Keepers helps make our clients' lives brighter, safer, and more enjoyable.
We encourage a philosophy of “Interactive Care Giving” which does with a client and not just for them. This approach helps maintain a sense of independence and integrates activities, if appropriate that helps exercise the mind and body.
Matching clients and caregivers is key to success in clients being receptive to care-giving. We seek to build relationships and provide care that is appropriate for the situation and works within a client’s budget. Our trained staff averages over 6 years with us and are our employees. An important distinction in that it relieves the client of all potential tax and liability.
Our Services cover a range of activities from meal preparation to transportation and light housekeeping to personal care with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). In addition, there’s not much we can’t do. Going that extra step can make such a big difference.
Additional Services Alzheimer's, Assisted Living, Home Care, Senior Care, Elder Care, In-Home Care
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