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5 Life Lessons That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Throughout the years, I've gathered countless tidbits of advice from my parents, friends, colleagues and mentors.  As I've learned about trust, responsibility and happiness.  I've realized that these lessons extend well beyond my personal life.  Today, I often find myself using professional advice as a way to confront a personal issue I might run into, or looking to personal philosophies to help solve an obstacle in the office.

  1. Establish and maintain trust
  2. Listen
  3. Accept Liability
  4. You have to give to get.
  5. Live each day doing something that makes you happy.

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Valerie Svenningsen, CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) and her husband and business partner, Robert, have two ComForCare Senior Care offices in the Chicago metropolitan area. 

The statistics are undeniable: America is getting older, and it's happening fast. The 'Graying of America,' (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-graying-of-america/) as it's sometimes called, refers to about 60 million Americans who will reach ages 66-84 in the next few decades. Many of the aging Americans approaching their senior years will require diligent part-time and, some, full-time care in the coming years. The question is, are we ready to provide the best possible care for our aging loved ones?
One example of a top-notch in-home care provider that goes far above and beyond expectations to locate the most trustworthy and reliable help possible is Valerie Svenningsen of ComForCare in Buffalo Grove (also in Mokena).  When it comes to in-home caregivers, Valerie says that hiring Certified Nursing Assistants is, in her experience, by far the best way to go. "A CNA certified caregiver has the passion to work in the healthcare industry and the desire and credentials to care for an ailing individual."

Any certified caregiver assigned by Svenningsen has gone through a fingerprinted background check as well as a mandatory two-week training program at a nursing home. In addition, managers often make home visits to check on how caregivers are doing, just to make sure everything is running smoothly.  Svenningsen adds, "Our loved ones deserve caregivers who are both skilled and experienced, and it is our responsibility to make sure our family members are put in the right hands when we cannot be there ourselves."

Read more about ComForCare in Mokena and how you can feel confident about the level of care your loved one will receive.


Valerie Svenningsen and her husband and business partner, Robert, have their own experience hiring caregivers for loved ones.  They found that hiring CNAs was the best way to go.  Read more about how the Svenningsens provide services to seniors and what led them to ComForCare: How to Find the Best Home Care for Your Loved One.





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