Meet the Owner | ComForCare

Meet the Owner

John Ikirt

Veteran, Family Man, Book Lover

“We see ourselves in our clients.”

My Home Care Journey

Even before I got into home care, I was interested in the business of helping people. I had worked for many years on the business side of the health care industry, and so I understood a lot about the details and challenges that are involved when people are trying to find and secure quality care. However, my personal path to home care began in my own family when my mother was diagnosed with cancer.

I was very fortunate in the year between her diagnosis and her passing to have the support of my siblings and the understanding of my employer, but otherwise, I handled all of her care myself. At the time, I had no idea that there were companies dedicated to providing non-medical in-home care. Not long after her passing, I made the acquaintance of two individuals who were involved in home care and everything clicked into place. I knew what my next direction would be.

My Favorite Part of Home Care

One of my favorite things to do in my job is to sit and talk with my clients. So many of them have lived through such exciting times in history, and the stories they have to tell are fascinating. Many of my clients are veterans as well, and so it’s always great to be able to relate with someone on that personal of a level.

It’s always hard when a client passes, but hearing their stories and remembering their lives is a great way to feel their experiences living on. One such client that I had the pleasure to care for was a veteran of Pearl Harbor, and the stories he told are ones that I carry with me and reflect on to this day.

My ComForCare Pledge

Our goal at ComForCare Centerville is to work with our clients and their families to ensure all of our clients are living their best lives possible. 

We take our clients’ well-being and independence very seriously. We strive every day to ensure that they feel safe, cared for and respected. We work hard to match each client to their ideal caregiver and to foster relationships built on trust, compassion and respect. This is our pledge to all of our clients. 

And to the families of our clients, we pledge to provide transparency, open communication and peace of mind, so that everyone can live their best lives possible.

John’s Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health science from Ohio University
  • Master’s degree in international affairs from Ohio University
  • Master’s degree in business administration from University of Tennessee
  • Veteran of the United States Army
  • Certified dementia trainer and care practitioner

Office Qualifications

  • DementiaWise®-certified
  • Member of Transitions of Care Program
  • Home Care Pulse®️ Provider of Choice 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2015
  • Home Care Pulse®️  Employer of Choice 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2015


Contact us at 937-432-6475

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