The Owners' Story
Sarah Short and Mary Perkins are a mother-daughter team serving the Lake Cumberland and Cumberland Valley areas of Kentucky. Sarah and Mary are passionate about older adults and their desire to stay in their homes for as long as possible.
Sarah was led into the field of social work after her father, whose opinion she respects and trusts, told her that he felt it a profession that is consistent with her values and faith. Sarah soon found her passion in working with older adults because of the great respect she had for her grandparents and many other "elders" she encountered along life's journey. Sarah graduated with honors from Georgetown College with a major in sociology. She went on to the University of Kentucky to obtain her Master of Social Work degree along with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Sarah has a true passion for working with older adults and their families.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Manse College. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and then served as a stay-at-home mother for her three daughters. Mary has done much volunteer work during her lifetime, and actually started caregiving with Comfort Keepers several years ago as a way to serve others.
Who and Where We Serve
We serve persons age 18 and older living in several Kentucky counties, including Pulaski, Wayne, Russell, Rockcastle and Laurel. We primarily serve the older adult population, but also serve those who need an extra hand while in the hospital, rehab facility, nursing facility, or while "on the mend" at home following a surgery or illness. If you're not sure whether we can assist you, please give us a call! We always want to be a resource to our community in finding proper services for you or your loved one.
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.
Interactive Caregiving™ is based on four primary pillars, which Comfort Keepers leverage to care for, engage, and interact with our clients:
- An active senior mind promotes independence, better mental and physical health, happiness, and a longer life.
- A physically active senior maintains strength and independence, lessening or delaying the effects of aging.
- A well-nourished senior is more energetic, both physically and mentally.
- 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.
We participate in the Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, London/Laurel County Chamber of Commerce, Pulaski County Elder Abuse Council where Sarah Short serves as Secretary, Tri County Elder Abuse Council, Young Professionals of Lake Cumberland, Partners in Caregiving, Somerset-Pulaski County Rotary Club, and Interagency Council. Sarah Short also serves as Vice-Chair/Curriculum Chair for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Somerset. We are members of the National Private Duty Association, Kentucky Association for Gerontology, and National Association of Social Workers. We strive to be active in our community.