Community Involvement and Awards
Bob and Sandy Henriksen are active in several groups that support the Alzheimer's Association. They are working with OHSU on one of their trial studies for development of a new medication to be utilized in early stage Alzheimer's disease. They also support the MS Society through fundraising for the investigation and development of new medications. Bob and Sandy support MS patients by offering a program of respite care to their families. They also support local community and senior centers by presenting fall prevention advice and tips.
2012 Comfort Keepers Award for Operational Excellence
2013 Comfort Keepers Award for Operational Excellence
The Tualatin Comfort Keepers has been given the Operational Excellence Award for 2012 and 2013. Sandy Henriksen says, "I was fortunate enough to be a part of the committee that set up the standards for the Operational Excellence program, and feel extremely honored to have received the award both years it has been presented.
2009 Rookie of the Year
When just starting their business in 2009, Bob Henriksen was named Rookie of the Year because of his success in bringing the Comfort Keepers business to the Tualatin and Portland areas.
2012 Comfort Keeper of the Year - Cynthia Theel
Cynthia started as a Comfort Keeper and was so wonderful she quickly was taking over as the lead at her clients. We were also getting so many compliments on her care that she was nominated as Comfort Keeper of the Year and was chosen for the Northwest Region Comfort Keeper of the Year in 2012.
See Cynthia’s Award Video here.
2013 Comfort Keeper of the Year - Kathleen Vandeberghe Rogers
Kathy Rogers was a Comfort Keeper from the first day. She embodies all the positive traits that we love to see. She is empathetic when caring for her clients yet has a strength to help them to help themselves. Kathy is always reliable and able to meet the needs of her clients in a timely and caring manner. Patience is part of Kathy’s every moment with clients and with other staff that she helps to guide in caring for her clients. In the words of her client’s family, “Kathy is our shining star who I have the utmost respect and honor for.
See Kathleen’s Award Video here
Bob and Sandra Henriksen are active in several groups that support the Alzheimer’s Association. They are working with OHSU on one of their trial studies for development of a new medication to be utilized in early stage Alzheimer’s disease.
They also support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter through fundraising for the investigation and development of new medications and treatments. Bob and Sandra support MS patients by offering a program of respite care to their families.
Our nurses and client care coordinators have a presentation program based on a “White Paper” developed by David Simic after an 18 month study of falls and near falls in homes with Comfort Keepers caring for clients. Please read the White Paper.