Caring for those who CARE
An open letter from our President
At ComforTek, we recognize that the loss of independence is stressful for all members of the family. We also recognize that each family’s situation is unique, and that any one single product is not the solution to every caregiving situation.
For those persons whose mobility is not what it once was, they experience an overwhelming sense of being a burden or a nuisance to their children or grandchildren. Often times, these once proud individuals will be seen sitting or eating in awkward places for no reason other than they did not want to inconvenience anyone any more than absolutely necessary.
“That’s good enough” or “please you do not have to fuss over me” are comments frequently uttered. Asking for assistance and then being shuffled around in a chair draws attention to themselves in a manner they would rather avoid. So, in silence, these cherished members of our family feel isolated, alone and dare I say even “ashamed” of their current lot in life.
Those providing round-the-clock care also endure a sense of helplessness as often there is nothing that can be done to improve the situation for an aging loved one. Caregivers frequently lack the physical strength to adjust/move a seated person to a place of greater comfort or enjoyment.
Without some mechanical means, even the most cherished of bonding times like a family meal, an afternoon coffee or working together on a Christmas puzzle cannot be enjoyed as a complete family as there is no easy way to get everyone up to the table.
That is why chairs that swivel…turn…roll…and brake for safety solve the mealtime challenges that seniors and family members endure.
We are convinced that the greatest appreciation of these chairs will be evident in the lives of our cherished loved ones as they experience an increased sense of independence, dignity, and self-worth.
Randy Schellenberg - President