Susan Dempsey Giguere is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Care & Comfort. Susan D. Giguere gave birth to her company, when she was 46, the same age as her mother was when she was born. She wished that this company was available for her when she was caring for her elderly parents and a step-daughter with a mental illness. Her mother was a victim of Alzheimer's and her father was debilitated by strokes. At that time, there were no ongoing services to support her as she cared for her parents. Her only goal each day was simply to make it to the end. Recognizing the need for high-quality health care professionals, particularly in the rural areas of Maine, Susan Giguere founded Health Care Temps in 1991. Starting with $2,500, a one room office, a commodore 64 computer and one other person, she created a service that offers health care worker services not only to homes, but also to doctors' offices, hospitals, nursing homes and other industries. In 1995, she expanded her business, creating Care & Comfort. Today there is a production staff in excess of 400, serving over 600 families across 13 counties in Maine, with 5 offices across the state, located in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, Presque Isle, Waterville, and Wilton. Susan feels that the growth of Care & Comfort is in large part due to its dedicated employees and the great job that they do everyday! Care & Comfort provides assistance to clients of all ages in two distinct areas: Home Health Services and Mental Health Services for clients of all ages. Care & Comfort?s mission is to provide quality care in the least restrictive environment possible. Skilled, caring professionals provide services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, across 13 counties in Maine. Home Health Services The home health division provides the services to clients of all ages in their place of residence for 1 hour per week up to 24 hours a day: Nursing Services/Skilled Nursing, Personal Care, Pediatric & Adult Long-Term Care, and Caring Companions. Broadening our Caring Companions service is a new and exciting endeavor for us. This service is available for privately paying consumers, enabling them to remain in their homes longer. To see options included in this service, please click here. Mental Health Services The mental health division includes services provided in home, community, and office settings to clients of all ages: Behavioral Health and Community Support Services, Family based services, Day Habilitation, and Outpatient Counseling Services for children, adults, or families in individual and/or group settings. Click here for more information on our mental health services. Home Modification Specialists of Maine Home Modification Specialists of Maine is a new division of Care & Comfort that provides home repair, maintenance and remodeling services to customers unable to do so themselves as a result of age, illness or disability. Click here for more information on these services. Mission Statement Care & Comfort?s mission is to provide quality home and behavioral health care delivered by skilled, compassionate professionals and to meet and exceed nationally recognized standards of care while serving as a reputable health care resource for the community at large. Welcome to Care & Comfort?s website. If you have any questions, feel free to call any one of our offices. Care & Comfort has been providing quality home health and mental health services to Maine residents since 1991. Our mission has been to provide the best possible care to clients and families across Maine. In an effort to best serve our clients, customer service goals are frequently adjusted so that our hard working staff may continue to meet the highest standards of care. Get Help Now! If you or someone you know needs immediate Home Health or Mental Health Services, don't wait to contact us.