Comfort Keepers® and grandPad® Announce Global Partnership

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Expanded Contract Will Bring grandPad to Global, In-Home Care Network.

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grandPad® is excited to announce an expanded, worldwide partnership with CK Franchising Inc., a respected leader in the in-home care industry and the international franchisor of the Comfort Keepers® and Amelis brands.

Building off an industry revolutionizing partnership in the United States, grandPad® is excited to announce an expanded, worldwide partnership with CK Franchising Inc., a respected leader in the in-home care industry and the international franchisor of the Comfort Keepers® and Amelis brands.         

The announcement, made today at the consumer electronics and home appliances IFA Conference in Berlin, comes in the form of a full enterprise agreement that will lead to the grandPad Senior Tablet’s availability in all Comfort Keepers and Amelis locations. This partnership allows Comfort Keepers and Amelis, both Sodexo brands long known for driving advances in the in-home care industry, to continue making innovations to senior care with the incorporation of transformational technology that improves their clients’ quality of life.

“Our U.S. partnership with grandPad has already begun to revolutionize in-home care by using technology as a conduit for providing the highest quality of care possible,” said Sarosh Mistry, CEO of CK Franchising, Inc. “Now, by expanding our partnership internationally, we can enable even greater independence and empowerment for seniors around the world through the use of the life-enriching grandPad. We are thrilled to expand this partnership and, in turn, lead the global industry with innovative and empowering solutions for seniors who want to age in place while staying connected and active in the lives of their families and friends.”

Always mindful of ways to expand its level of care to the senior community, grandPad CEO Scott Lien said, “Comfort Keepers is an organization with a firm dedication to improving the quality of life to seniors across the U.S. and around the world. This shared goal makes grandPad and Comfort Keepers an ideal pairing, and we’re excited to see our partnership grow.”

“By integrating the grandPad into our core services, we are able to more easily keep a client’s entire family informed on the condition, recovery, and needs of their loved one,” said Ken McCord, Comfort Keepers Sr. Director Operations Services. “With more than 30,000 clients and more than 700 franchised offices globally operating under the Comfort Keepers and Amelis brands, this partnership allows us to continue to transform the way in-home senior care is approached.”

One senior from San Diego commented on using the grandPad: “This is easy! I have never used a computer before. The grandPad is not confusing.” Another family member from Florida says, “Mom enjoys the grandPad with her caregivers, and now our Mom is connected with all of our extended family. It has given her an opportunity to see the great-great grand nieces and nephews. Our family loves to share family updates and photos in a more private way than Facebook.”

grandPad’s Chief Gerontologist, Dr. Kerry Burnight remarked, “the partnership of Comfort Keepers and grandPad is revolutionizing the care experience. Over 70 percent of us will be unable to care for ourselves at some point in our later years, and 90 percent of us want to remain at home. The hands-on home care provided by Comfort Keepers, coupled with the innovative solutions of grandPad, finally connects the circle of trust: seniors, their family, their friends, and their caregivers. Older adults who have a strong connection to their family, friends, and caregivers experience less cognitive impairment, physical decline, and depression.”

A unique tablet designed from the ground up for “super seniors” (those over the age of 75), the grandPad includes a number of patent-pending features that make it a delight to use and enjoy every day. It offers access to games, photo sharing, email, video chat, and more, and makes the world more accessible to seniors by providing simple and safe ways to stay connected with family, friends, and caregivers.

About grandPad®
Using technology to help bring families together,grandPad® provides innovative solutions that are intuitive, engaging, and safe. Its flagship product, the grandPad, is a solution that privately connects the entire family on a platform built for seniors. With grandPad, seniors can video chat with the family, check emails in real-time, share photos, play games, and much more. The intuitive, easy-to-use design turns technology into a gateway instead of a barrier, empowering seniors and encouraging them to Live Grand™. grandPad is a privately held company based in Orange, CA. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @grandpad_social.

About Comfort Keepers®
Comfort Keepers® is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders’ goal of providing quality, caring in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened when the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc. was purchased by Sodexo, a global leader that delivers Quality of Life services to over 75 million consumers in 80 countries each day. In addition to providing services that focus on health care and senior markets, Sodexo’s integrated offerings encompass more than 45 years of experience in reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, food services, facilities and equipment management, and concierge services. For more information, visit

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