Victoria Akinyemi, Mother, Singer, Caregiver extraordinaire
“There’s nothing so satisfying as being able to help when help is needed.”
Lifelong Commitment to Care
As a young girl growing up in Nigeria, I would watch my grandfather help the sick in our village using herbs he grew in his own garden, always free of charge. This was his greatest legacy. I also watched my mother's early morning routine as she examined and treated her pets and domestic animals. These family traditions that shaped my upbringing, inspired me to go into pharmaceutical sciences as an adult. Caring for people with my medical knowledge became a lifelong passion of mine.
My mom, who was always so supportive of me, developed dementia. It was so evident how vital excellent care was to her health and her well-being. I was dedicated to providing the best care for her, both personally and through the help of carefully selected caregivers. As she was so dear to me and had loved me unconditionally all her life, I was so pleased and thankful to be able to give her the loving care she needed.
My husband and I moved to America after retiring from our careers to be closer to our grown children. After 37 years working in pharmaceuticals in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, both in various Institutions and in my own pharmaceutical company set-up, I decided to join ComForCare. My franchise location has been serving the people of the Chicago West Suburbs, specifically in Will and South DuPage Counties, since 2005.
At the heart and soul of any home care business are the people. We are in the work of helping others, both our clients and their families. To that end, we go to great lengths to make sure that all our caregivers receive the best training and that the process of matching clients to caregivers is as thorough as possible. A great caregiver can make all the difference, not just in the lives of the clients they serve, but in the clients’ families’ lives as well. From the independence and dignity their work brings to the client to the assurance and peace of mind they give to the families, great care starts with great caregivers.
My ComForCare Pledge
At ComForCare, we are passionately committed to empowering our clients to live their best lives possible. For us, this is more than just a saying - it is a calling. It has been my home care pledge to work each and every day to provide my clients with independence and agency through compassionate and committed in-home care. At ComForcare, we have raised the bar of home care services:
- Our caregivers receive the best training after going through our 10-step hiring process. We go to great lengths to select caregivers best suited to meet the needs of our clients
- Clients’ care plans are always customized
- 24/7 availability of live support
- 14 years in the home care industry
- Competitive service rates with guaranteed great services
- Free oversight of personal care services by a registered nurse during care
- Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy science from the University of Ife in Ibadan
- Master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Ife in Ibadan